QUALITY TODAY

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How to Improve Health Quality when Patients Don't Seem to Listen

Posted by Cate Nagus on May 29, 2017 3:47:00 PM

Patient engagement with motivational interviewing is key to behavioral health

Are you often frustrated after advising your patients to make changes—only to find they don’t follow through?

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Topics: Patient Education, self-management, behavioral health

Tips for Better Population Health Management

Posted by Revee White on Nov 19, 2015 10:30:00 AM


New healthcare reimbursement models serve as a healthy dose of motivation to focus care efforts not just on sick patients, but on total population health management. If your practice, like many others, is working to improve preventative care and expand procedures to more fully address the needs of all of your patient groups, check out these four population health management suggestions:

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Topics: population health, Patient Education

The Patient’s Role in Chronic Disease Management

Posted by Kellyn Freeman on Jun 8, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Patients with chronic disease conditions make day-to-day decisions about self-managing their illnesses. This reality introduces a new chronic disease management paradigm: the patient-professional partnership, involving collaborative care and self-management education.

Self-management education complements traditional patient education in supporting patients to live the best possible quality of life with their chronic condition. The healthcare provider must be informing the patient on what day-to-day tasks they need to do in order to manage their chronic illness. Patient engagement is important. 

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Topics: care coordination, patient safety, accountable care, Patient Education, effective management, chronic disease management, chronic disease

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