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The Value of Transparency in Payer-Provider Relationships

Doctors, patients, and insurers can all benefit from improved transparency in payer-provider relationships in areas ranging from costs to care management.
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Women’s Health: The Pressing Need to Think Holistically

Doctors working in the field of women's health should be prepared to listen to all concerns presented by patients & take a holistic approach to their care.
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OPINION: Stem Cell Therapy – How I Became a Patient Advocate

In 2010, I went to Nanjing, China for stem cell therapy (SCT). I have absolutely no regrets. The therapy was to treat a debilitating, progressive...
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3 Compelling Reasons to Shift to Patient-Centric Care

Benefits of patient-centric care include cutting costs, reducing complexity of care, and connecting stakeholders to better focus on desired health outcomes.

Why It’s So Important to be a Patient Advocate for Your...

When a loved one is ill, you can play a critical role by being their patient advocate. This means working with the medical team to help ensure all goes well
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How to Improve Patient Retention in Virtual Care

Patient retention is a challenge in all of healthcare but is particularly difficult in virtual care. Here are 6 key factors that can make a difference.
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Patient Centricity: Better Solutions For (and With) Patients

Patient centricity is the act of designing a service|solution around patients. More & more companies are doing this, but there is still a long way to go.
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Are Social Determinants of Health a Key to Health Care Value?

Payers are already rolling out initiatives to address Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). Some are also incorporating SDoH into value-based payments models.
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Opioids Can Kill People in the Hospital Too

Continuous monitoring can help improve patient safety when opioids are given in the hospital but it is important not to contribute to the staff's alarm fatigue.
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A-List Offers Patient and Caregiver Insights into Dementia   

Data from the A-List, an online community of people & caregivers living with dementia, is being used to shape many aspects of care including drug development.
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Look to Your Customers to Tell The Care Experience Story

A positive care experience from the patient’s perspective requires more than achieving the desired outcome, today’s healthcare consumer also expects ease.
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Actors and the Art of Better Patient Communication

Standardized patient encounters (using actors as simulated patients) are helping doctors learn how to improve their communication skills. Mt. Sinai's Morchand Center for Clinical Competence has adapted an SP methodology for hospitalists to train more than 1,845 residents in various specialties across New York City.