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To Care is Human: 3 Considerations for the Future of Patient Experience
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Learning from patients once they leave a healthcare unit: Surviving well at home
In a 2013 essay in The Atlantic, Dr. Daniela Lamas wrote: “As more adults survive intensive care, we’ve inadvertently created a new world populated by the walking wounded....I’ve come to fear that our best interventions are less meaningful, and our counsel to families shallow, if we don’t fully understand what happens to our patients after they leave our units’ doors.”
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To Care is Human: The Factors Influencing Human Experience in Healthcare Today
Supported with in-depth research and consumer insight, To Care is Human brings clarity to the factors influencing patient experience.
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Thinking outside the (pill) box
As people get older and suffer more age-related health problems, non-drug options may be considered for ailments where possible--reducing the complexities associated with excess pill management.
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Nationwide Program Brings Hope Home to Lung Cancer Patients During the Holiday
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., collaborated this year to brighten lung cancer patients’ holiday season through the “Bring Hope Home for the Holidays” partnership.
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On Demand Webinar: Creating a Culture of Caring
Creating a Culture of Caring describes Dr. Awdish's personal transformation from critical care physician to critically ill patient and describe how the events surrounding her near death changed her understanding of the culture of medicine and lead her to alter the course of her institution.
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Improving patient adherence through data-driven insights
A McKinsey study points to areas pharmaceutical companies can address to combat this long-standing industry issue.
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Patient Empowerment through eSolutions
What exactly are eSolutions in the context of healthcare delivery? Over the past few years, eSolutions have become more widely deployed in clinical trials, for health service delivery and health management.
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Chronic Disease Management And Patient Control
What if we used an existing mobile app to develop new habits over time? Or better yet, what if we started asking more specific questions in the review of systems during medical exams?
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The Role of Subcultures in Wellness Initiatives
Health promotion initiatives frequently emphasize individual motivation, skill development, and personalized support. This focus on the individual should be expanded to include efforts to shape the social context for behavior.
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Simple Scoring System Could Help
Patients Avoid Diabetes, Study Suggests

Tool Can Track Reductions in Risk Over Time

A simple scoring system can track the reduction in diabetes risk produced by lifestyle changes and medication in people with pre-diabetes, a new study has found. The findings suggest the potential that the tool could be a good way to motivate patients to stick with the diet and exercise changes that could save them from developing full-blown diabetes.

“We knew that a person’s MetS severity score helped predict their future chances of developing diabetes and heart disease; this was the first time we have been able to show that a decrease in score during treatment reflected a decrease in risk of future disease,” said researcher Mark DeBoer, MD, a University of Virginia Children’s Hospital pediatrician who developed the scoring system with his colleague Matthew J. Gurka, PhD, at the University of Florida. “This means that following the score over time gives a patient an indication if their recent changes in exercise and diet are helping to decrease their chances of developing diabetes.”
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Translating Consumer Engagement to Patient Engagement
Customers are demanding very different kinds of relationships with companies. Here are some ways to jump-start customer engagement across your organization.
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Patient Segmentation
Segmentation analysis helps health care stakeholders understand attitudes and behaviors to attract, retain, and engage consumers.
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Understanding Population Needs to Target Patient Engagement
Target patient engagement interventions are necessary in patient groups with vastly different needs, according to a new Deloitte report.
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