Search results

[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Med Speak - A barrier to shared decision making

Thomas Bauer - March 14, 2017
I have recently been involved with the building of the electronic communication between our Electronic Medical Record and patient education. I rapidly realized I did not understand the language we we...
Keywords:
Health Literacy low health literacy patient activation Patient adherence Shared decision making
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Medical Journal: Ethiopia Health Policy - Lessons learned

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 23, 2017
Omot Olok Dang, MPH published an article in lessons learned in addressing population health opportunities in Ethiopia.. The following are directly quoted from his conclusion. For the full article p...
Keywords:
Global population health Health Literacy
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Can my patient understand the education I have provided ?

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 17, 2017
As healthcare professionals we have learned a new language ( medical terminology) and have become proficient in its use. During my work in creating easy for patients to understand materials I have fo...
Keywords:
CHWs Health Literacy low health literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Education patient empowerment Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Assessing a Patient Preferred Learning style and Motivation to Learn

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 10, 2017
To place my comments into perspective the Department of Health and Human Services study revealed 9 out of 10 American do not receive health information in a way they can use or understand. I believe...
Keywords:
CHWs clinical outcomes Health Literacy learning style Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Education patient satisfaction Payment Models Quality outcomes Rural settings Urban Settings
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Examining health literacy disparities in the USA, a third look at the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)

Thomas Bauer - Sept. 17, 2016
R. V. Rikard, Maxine S. Thompson, Julie McKinney and Alison Beauchamp reexamined the National Assessment of Adult literacy and found " Relational indicators of social class are related to health lite...
Keywords:
chronic disease chronic non-adherence CHWs Health Disparities Health Literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
[ARCHIVED] Innovating Health Care Delivery

Health Literacy and Severe Mental Illness

Timothy Kariotis - June 28, 2016
Hello Everyone, My name is Timothy, I am a postgraduate Public Health and Psychology student based in Australia. I was just reading through a previous panel on health literacy and engagement, a...
Keywords:
Health Literacy Patient Engagement Severe Mental Illness
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

AHRQ Universal Precautions Toolkit for Health Literacy

Thomas Bauer - June 7, 2016
One of my “Go to Guides” in health literacy is the Universal Precautions Toolkit for Health Literacy. This guide provides a simple “How to” implement the best practices of health literacy in the ambu...
Keywords:
CHWs Health Literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Improving access of quality vetted health information......

Thomas Bauer - May 24, 2016
According to the CDC, 74% of all U.S. adults use the Internet, and 61% have looked for health or medical information on the Internet. Additionally, 49% have accessed a website that provides informatio...
Keywords:
clinical outcomes Health Literacy health outcomes low health literacy patient empowerment Patient Engagement
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

What are the levels of health literacy in your community?

Thomas Bauer - May 5, 2016
I subscribe to the universal precautions approach to health literacy. As we all know health information is difficult to understand and has been the subject of much research as we strive to improve c...
Keywords:
CHWs clinical outcomes Health Literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Safety patient satisfaction Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Nothing, not age, income, employment status, educational level and race or ethnic group affects health status more than literacy skills.

Thomas Bauer - March 15, 2016
Nothing, not age, income, employment status, educational level and race or ethnic group affects health status more than literacy skills. (source Partnership for Clear Health Communication) Traditi...
Keywords:
CHWs clinical outcomes Health Literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Education Patient Safety patient satisfaction Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

How do you assure accuracy….in medical interpretation?

Thomas Bauer - March 11, 2016
Many health care professionals are bi-lingual and desire to provide the highest levels of care. Consequently and at times desirable to use their bi-lingual skills in their patient care. However “con...
Keywords:
Health Literacy Medical Interpretation Patient Safety
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Is Video Remote Interpreting an answer to the growing demand for language services?

Thomas Bauer - Feb. 29, 2016
Patients and families being served by America’s hospitals exceed over 100 different languages every year in many large cities. The top 10 languages spoken in the United States are reported as follows...
Keywords:
Diversity Health Literacy language barriers
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

How do apply health literacy best practices....without offending the writers

Thomas Bauer - Feb. 3, 2016
One of the biggest challenges in health literacy is the review of educational documents. After the clinical experts have created the content…. How do you provide a scientific review of the materials ...
Keywords:
Health Literacy low health literacy
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Health Literacy Tool shed - a resource for health literacy researchers

Thomas Bauer - Dec. 21, 2015
Are you looking for an online database of more than 100 peer-reviewed health literacy instruments? This site is designed for researcher to select a health literacy research instruments, learn back...
Keywords:
Health Literacy low health literacy
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Video Remote Interpretation

Thomas Bauer - Sept. 1, 2015
Video remote interpretation (VRI) is one method healthcare providers are increasing access to patients un their preferred language. This solution has many advantages including ease of use and afforda...
Keywords:
CHWs communication Health Literacy interpretation low health literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings Video remote interpretation
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

The Connection Between Health Literacy, Equity, and Disparity

Marie Teichman - July 30, 2015
Hi everyone, Here is an interesting article on the connection between health literacy, health equity, and health disparities from the National Academy of Medicine. How do you think health professio...
Keywords:
health equity Health Literacy population health
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

The emergence of Dr Web (internet) & healthcare's role in guiding learners to reliable resources

Thomas Bauer - July 9, 2015
Nearly eight in ten internet users seek health information, making it the third most popular online pursuit according to the Pew Internet Project. Since approximately one-quarter of adults do not go...
Keywords:
education Health Literacy internet Patient Education
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Are games a potential resource to address low health literacy?

Thomas Bauer - June 23, 2015
Is gamification of complex medical conditions and testing a viable teaching method to increase levels of health literacy? According to an article in Scientific American " Video games are playing a...
Keywords:
clinical outcomes Health Literacy low health literacy patient activation Patient Engagement patient satisfaction
Health IT

Empowering Citizens as Drivers of e-Health Innovation

Sven Jungmann - June 21, 2015
Dear colleagues, I co-authored a piece on inclusive health IT innovation together with the head of the eHealth and Wellbeing Unit at the European Commission for which I'd love to hear your thoughts...
Keywords:
Citizen engagement Diffusion of Innovations digital literacy eHealth electronic health record Healthcare Policy Health Literacy Innovation patient empowerment telemedicine
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Low health literacy & Mortality

Thomas Bauer - May 29, 2015
“In a large cohort of patients who were discharged home after being hospitalized for acute HF, those who scored at or below the mean on a health-literacy screening test were 32% more likely to die wit...
Keywords:
Cardiology cost effectiveness Health Literacy patient activation Patient adherence Patient Centered Medical Homes population health Triple Aim