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4 Steps to Maintaining Communication After Discharge

Healthcare IT News provides a synopsis of how to maintain doctor-to-patient communication post-hospital discharge.

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93 Percent of Adult Patients Want Email Communication with Physicians

A national online survey reveals that 93 percent of adult patients want email communication with their physicians, as summarized by this news article.

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Talk to Your Patients About Mental Health

Mental health problems are very common in America. In 2011, about one in five American adults experienced a mental health issue, and about one in 20 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. Medicare covers several preventive...

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Asking Questions During Office Visits (video)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) crafted a seven-minute video (perfect for the waiting room) that explains the importance of asking questions during doctors’ visits. It features patients and clinicians speaking openly about the questions and the answers sought during the visit....

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Effective Patient-Doctor Communications

About.com presents broad list of tips to help patients communicate with their physician for better care.

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Partnering with Doctors to Improve Dementia Care (video)

Health Services Advisory Group, Inc., created the Partnering with Doctors to Improve Dementia Care video to provide guidance to caregivers on how to better communicate with the doctor—an essential component for offering better care to the person with dementia.

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Partnering With Your Doctor

The Alzheimer's Association has prepared a PDF guide for people with memory problems and their caregivers to help them better partner with their healthcare providers through improved communication.

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Reclaiming Empathy—Best Practices for Engaging Patients

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's talk show features leading heathcare providers on how to integrate empathy in the service of patients, thereby enhancing patient-centered care.

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Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

The National Institutes of Health has crafted an online guide to show patients how to choose the right doctor, how to prepare for an appointment, and tips on how to ask questions to better manage their healthcare.

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Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry

The National Diabetes Education program has published a PDF guide for providers to apply effective patient-directed messaging to support comprehensive diabetes care.

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