The Engaged Patient

The Engaged Patient is a pseudonym for a writer who feels the technology and care coordination services CareSync provides makes her a more engaged, optimistic patient.

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Increased Flu Deaths: Teaching Patients About Flu Prevention

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Jan 23, 2018 12:53:03 PM

Influenza is still spreading, and increased flu deaths have made this a particularly active and tragic flu season. What can you do to aid in teaching patients about flu prevention methods, such as getting their flu shot?

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Topics: patient engagement, care coordination, physicians & providers, value-based care

Great Expectations: Consumer Priorities in Healthcare

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Feb 22, 2017 1:49:19 PM

The Deloitte 2016 Consumer Priorities in Healthcare Survey found that the expectations consumers have about healthcare interactions are being shaped by their experiences with other industries. For example, the more convenient and customized their interactions become with industries such as retailing and banking, the more they expect the same from the healthcare industry.

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Topics: patient engagement, medical studies, family health, patients, caregivers, physicians & providers, healthcare research, medical research

Principles Over Politics: 6,200 Providers Sign Letter to Patients

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Jan 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At last count as of January 11, 2017, more than 6,200 providers had added their name to a letter to patients, promising to uphold specific fundamental beliefs during the Trump Administration. In the letter, originally written by eight physicians from the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, the writers promise patients that they will stand by eight core beliefs they share regarding delivering care, regardless of the healthcare policies proposed by the new Administration.

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Topics: patient advocacy, Affordable Care Act (ACA), patients, physicians & providers, value-based care

The Relationship Between Healthcare Quality and Spending

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Dec 19, 2016 11:04:02 AM

They say knowledge is power. But knowledge gained through a cool, interactive online tool is probably even better. At least that’s what I was thinking when I started playing around with The Commonwealth Fund’s Quality-Spending Interactive tool.

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Topics: Medicare, MACRA, infographics, healthcare spending, healthcare costs

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