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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
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Moving from Informed to engaged and activated... A discussion of Motivational Interviewing and Shared Decision Making

Thomas Bauer - Nov. 22, 2016
In the United States more than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be ...
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at risk populations CHWs clinical outcomes Global population health health outcomes Motivational interviewing Obesity patient activation Patient adherence Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Shared decision making Urban Settings weight loss
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The term non-adherence is rather parental in nature maybe a part of the problem

Thomas Bauer - June 26, 2015
The term non-adherence is rather parental in nature…. Perhaps the question is better stated “ how do we help our patients reach their goals of care?" Behavioral Health has a long history of usi...
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health care costs Motivational interviewing Patient Engagement population health Shared decision making
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How to "Implement Shared Decision Making and other tools" in moving from informed to engaged and activated

Thomas Bauer - June 15, 2015
Shared decision making has been defined as an ‘interpersonal and interdependent’ process composed of three essential elements: recognition of the need for a decision; understanding of the best evidenc...
Keywords:
clinical outcomes patient activation Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Engagement Patient Safety patient satisfaction Shared decision making