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Trump budget calls for steep cuts to Medicaid, public health programs - Healthcare Dive

Thomas Bauer - May 24, 2017
According Healthcare Dive "President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget includes a $610 billion cut to Medicaid along with a 20% cut to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, among other h...
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CHWs clinical outcomes disparity of outcomes Medicaid Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models research funding Research Grants Rural settings Urban Settings
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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...
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CHWs clinical outcomes Health Literacy learning style Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Education patient satisfaction Payment Models Quality outcomes Rural settings Urban Settings
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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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Medical interpretation - Bi-lingual Healthcare professionals

Thomas Bauer - July 25, 2016
Medical interpretation has been described as the interpretation of one language, medical terminology (2nd language) and the learner preferred language. Consequently, it is a complex art that also marr...
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clinical outcomes cultural competence Cultural sensitivity health outcomes Patient Safety patient satisfaction
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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...
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clinical outcomes Health Literacy health outcomes low health literacy patient empowerment Patient Engagement
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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...
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CHWs clinical outcomes Health Literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Safety patient satisfaction Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
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Puerto Rico's Financial Crisis and the impact on population health

Thomas Bauer - April 14, 2016
From the CNN article attached to this post - "Justin Maldonado learned that fact in the most tragic way possible. His uncle had a stroke in the summer of 2014. The family rushed him to a local hospita...
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CHWs clinical outcomes economic impact Health Disparities Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models poverty poverty trap Rural settings Urban Settings
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Shared Decision Making ...... an opportunity

Thomas Bauer - April 12, 2016
There are numerous studies that demonstrate the impact of Shared Decision Making on patient satisfaction, adherence to the plan of care, clinical outcomes and reductions in the plan of care. The Acco...
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CHWs clinical outcomes Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Safety patient satisfaction Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
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A burgeoning gap - Big Data and Technology skills

Thomas Bauer - March 29, 2016
A new EMR (or any software) is similar to getting a new phone. On the first day you are simply happy to make and receive a call, text and hopefully download your contacts. On the day I trade mine in...
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CHWs clinical outcomes computer technology Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models population health Rural settings technology acceptance
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Partnering with Patients in Hand Hygiene

Thomas Bauer - March 28, 2016
There is little doubt that Hand Hygiene is the number one way to prevent the spread of infections. The CDC recommends “You and your loved ones should clean your hands very often, especially after...
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at risk populations clinical outcomes Disease transmission Hand hygiene Infection prevention
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Patient Engagement- 5 possible questions

Thomas Bauer - March 23, 2016
Atul Gwande, author of “Being Mortal” proposed the use of five question for end of life decision making. They are as follows: 1. What is your understanding of where you are and of your illness? 2...
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CHWs clinical outcomes health outcomes patient activation Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Enagement patient satisfaction Rural settings Urban Settings
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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...
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CHWs clinical outcomes Health Literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Education Patient Safety patient satisfaction Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
[ARCHIVED] Global Surgery & Anesthesia

GlobalSurg-2: Invitation to take part in an international surgical outcomes project!

James Glasbey - Dec. 23, 2015
GlobalSurg is an international network of surgical researchers, including YOU! **About GlobalSurg** Our projects aim to give grass-root surgeons the opportunity to participate in high-impact co...
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Anesthesia anesthetics Burden of Surgical Disease clinical outcomes DCP-3 Essential Surgery essential surgery global surgery Global Surgery & Anesthesia Community health outcomes Innovations for Resource-Limited Settings Lancet Commission on Global Surgery safe anesthesia Safe Surgery surgical and anesthesia conference. wound care wounds
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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...
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clinical outcomes Health Literacy low health literacy patient activation Patient Engagement patient satisfaction
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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...
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clinical outcomes patient activation Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Engagement Patient Safety patient satisfaction Shared decision making
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Providing educaiton in the patient perferred learning style...

Thomas Bauer - April 2, 2015
Cost, quality and satisfaction are positively stimulated when as we become better at informing, engaging and activating our patient partners. Inform is the first step in this Health care professional...
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Adherence clinical outcomes cost effectiveness Health Literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Education patient satisfaction quality of care Rural settings Urban Settings
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** GlobalSurg: The Global Outcomes in Surgery Project **

James Glasbey - Aug. 12, 2014
Dear Colleagues in the Global Surgery and Anesthesia Community, I would like to highlight to you an exciting opportunity to participate in an international collaborative surgical audit, which alrea...
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Barriers to Access Burden of Surgical Disease clinical outcomes collaborative research global surgery Patient Safety quality improvement Safe Surgery Surgical Workforce
[ARCHIVED] Adherence & Retention

Timeliness of clinic appointments as a predictor vriological suppression

Pamela Marks - Feb. 8, 2013
Hi All, thought others working in resource limited ART programs would find this of interest: This article assesses the relationship between one of the WHO early warning indicators, adherence to cl...
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Adherence clinical outcomes
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Clinical Exchange for nurses?

Elizabeth Glaser - Oct. 28, 2012
I just saw that GHD has a fantastic resource for physicians :"The Clinical Exchange community on GHDonline is a private, secure space where physicians in countries with limited resources discuss compl...
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Clinical Exchange clinical outcomes clinician support