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Patients know best where the foundation of quality healthcare delivery resides.  It will always be rooted…

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Patients know best where the foundation of quality healthcare delivery resides.  It will always be rooted in effective provider/patient communication. 

Patients really depend on their healthcare providers to watch over their medical data.   Increasing …

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Patients really depend on their healthcare providers to watch over their medical data.   Increasing the options doctors have and are willing to use to communicate with their patients more often, will improve medical care knowledge.   When the healthcare provider prepares the information in a form the patient is comfortable absorbing then effective knowledge transfer will be achieved. 

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association finds that access to a patient portal application detailing hospital medical care did not improve patients’ understanding of their care and treatment. However, patients who used the app did show modest improvements in knowledge of their providers’ names and roles. FierceMobileHealthcare et al.

This is a great model.  Optometrists assuming a greater role in initiating better health management…

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This is a great model.  Optometrists assuming a greater role in initiating better health management.   We can help them with our communication tools.  

Optometrists are working more closely with physicians and insurers to identify patients’ chronic conditions and make sure those patients receive appropriate medical care. They want to demonstrate that they have the training and skills to do more than just fit people for glasses and contact lenses.

We have a solution that is withing reach.  

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We have a solution that is withing reach.  

ANN ARBOR, MI, June 10, 2015 – In a hearing convened by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) today, witnesses outlined

This is what we know.  The solution that works for this segment of the patient population must engage…

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This is what we know.  The solution that works for this segment of the patient population must engage the patients trusted caregiver.   When you bring in that support giver, like an adult child or sibling, into the process you have a much greater chance of achieving productive provider-patient communication.  

When it comes to the benefits of electronic health records, older Americans may be left behind, according to a new University of Michigan study.