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 Women and their Heathcare Needs
While progress has been made in improving women’s health in areas such as birth control, osteoporosis, and breast cancer, we still need to address other areas of disease as well as social, economic, and geographic determinants that present barriers to improving women’s health.
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Engaging the Whole Patient: Screening Patients for Social Determinants of Health

RWJBarnabas Health's Health Beyond the Hospital initiative aims to be the first universal screening program for social determinants of health, such as healthy eating options, safe living conditions and transportation.“What defines our health is so much greater than genetics or clinical care; 80% of all health outcomes are due to social, behavioral, and environmental factors that are the social determinants of health,” said Barry Ostrowsky, president and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health, in a statement. "The timely interventions made possible by Health Beyond the Hospital will create a spiral that will positively impact the well-being of our patients and all of those caring for patients across our community.” Read More...


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Understanding Me as a Whole Patient
I have trained to be a researcher. To methodically seek out the answers to research questions, to be objective, to be analytical, and to base my conclusions on scientific evidence. Unexpectedly, four years ago, I was required to change hats-from scientific researcher to that of patient. The transition was difficult for a number of reasons. I have always been the person in my family to whom others turn to for health advice. Being organized, planning in advance, and enabling others is a critical role for me. Additionally, my sense of control comes from being informed. Having all of the available facts is important to me.
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The Patient Engagement Capacity Model
Patient engagement assessments do not always identify why patients do not participate in their own health care. A new model is presented in this paper to help providers determine t the reasons for lack of engagement and address them more effectively.
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Leveraging Virtual Patient Care Technology
Virtual technology has increasingly enabled physicians to become more efficient, communicate better internally, and enable patients to receive effective care.
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Big data reveals that social deprivation is a leading factor in determining COVID-19 risk.
The COVID-19 Vulnerability Index includes socioeconomic, clinical, mobility, and demographic risk factors. The index showed that social deprivation is a leading factor in determining risk for COVID-19.
HealthITAnalytics 8 Jul 2020
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Six Tests for Physicians and Leaders for the Decade Ahead
Patient engagement, team management, addressing competition, cost management, innovating and dynamic leadership.
NEJM Catalyst 8 Jul 2020
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Building a Chatbot to Address Covid-19 Patient Concerns
Engaging patients through technology: Building a Chatbot
NEJM Catalyst 8 Jul 2020
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What we have learned being together, being apart and being virtual
What has changed? What needs to change?
McKinsey and Company 8 Jul 2020
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An Interview: Helping patients where they are
Charting the path forward for patient engagement and health management.
McKinsey and Company 8 Jul 2020
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Reflecting on our Larger Purpose and Needed Human Connections
The uncertainty of tomorrow and when we might begin to re-integrate into our old lives, where routine may have provided a sense of comfort, is only adding to our anxiety. How might we move beyond this uncertainty to chart a brighter and clearer future for ourselves?
Perhaps the answer can be found by first analyzing what has started to change for the better in our lives. 
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Exploring Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Options with Others Online
Inspire has communities where thousands of patients who have IBD share their experiences with treatment.
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Rethinking the waiting room experience
Phoenix-based Banner Health is taking that step with the launch of a virtual waiting room across its Banner Medical Group practices. Banner Health is using mobile chatbots to help patients remotely complete the paperwork and check-in processes for medical appointments before they step into the clinic.
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Understanding the human side of the COVID-19 crisis
Seeking to not only understand the disease, but also consumer questions, concerns, and behaviour.
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Converting to Virtual Practices
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, physician practices are turning to telehealth. Across four primary care practices, this article describe their experiences in trying to become “virtual practices".
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