health literacy

Health literacy: A challenge in diverse populationsHealth illiteracy is widespread across all populations, but it has the extra burden of language and cultural barriers in diverse and underserved populations. Here’s how pediatricians can help.
3 steps to boost health literacy
3 steps to boost health literacyWhat do patients and their families really understand about their healthcare and what can pediatricians do about it?
Be a health literacy catalystPediatric providers need to help patients and their parents develop critical thinking about their personal healthcare and the long-term outcomes from their decisions.
Know these barriers to reduce type 2 diabetes costsIMS Health study: Up to 15% of healthcare system costs avoidable and effective patient activation by multiple stakeholders is key to driving improvement.
Opinion: 6 ways to modernize federal health data policyCreating a national data policy framework for empowered consumer choices.
Pharmacists on the frontline of preventive healthcare servicesFor patients, preventive services are a vital healthcare resource. For the healthcare delivery system, they produce cost savings. Pharmacists are a key link.
Chronic care management facing uphill battleThanks in part to the growing prevalence of chronic disease among American adults, more and more commercial health plans are introducing chronic care management programs. However, the effectiveness of these programs has been hindered by limited patient engagement and the reluctance of doctors to change the way they practice, according to a recent study.
A pharmacist’s real job: The art and ethics of communicationsPatients must be taught what their meds mean and why they're taking them. That's a job for the pharmacist.
MedsOnCue: A pharmacy tool to help patients with medication adherenceA brief video, accessed by prescription label QR code scanned with a smartphone, instructs patients in proper drug use and much more.
Empowering patients with limited health literacyMedication adherence suffers when patients do not understand dose or use instructions. Pharmacists can use multisensory tools to help patients learn and remember.