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[ARCHIVED] Population Health

What practical examples can you share - Peer to Peer Support

Thomas Bauer - March 28, 2017
A few years ago I lost over 190 pounds..... As part of this journey I belonged to a virtual group of over 1000 people who had had a gastric sleeve procedure. I was surprised when I asked the communit...
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CHWs clinical care health outcomes Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Engagement Patient Mentor Peer to peer support Rural settings Urban Settings
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

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
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

12% of adults have the health literacy skills required to manage and prevent disease.

Thomas Bauer - Aug. 19, 2016
According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, only 12% of adults have the health literacy skills required to manage and prevent disease. According to a study conducted at the University of ...
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health outcomes low health literacy teachback teach back
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

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
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Cultural Respect

Thomas Bauer - July 25, 2016
According to the NIH “Culture is often described as the combination of a body of knowledge, a body of belief and a body of behavior. It involves a number of elements, including personal identification...
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cost of care cultural competence Cultural sensitivity health outcomes patient activation patient satisfaction
[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...
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clinical outcomes Health Literacy health outcomes low health literacy patient empowerment Patient Engagement
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Wearables, Apps, Patient Portals....oh my...

Thomas Bauer - April 21, 2016
The explosion of technology that measure, monitor and inform individuals about their health status continues to explode. Are these devices accurate, how do they integrate into the EMR and the plan of...
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clinical education health outcomes mobile technology patient empowerment Patient Engagement
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

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
[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
[ARCHIVED] Designing Provider Incentives

Linking Payment to Performance (Improved Health Outcomes)

Paul Aliu - Dec. 8, 2015
With the rise of non-chronic diseases across the globe, it will be essential to establish a model that compensates healthcare providers based on improvement in health outcomes. This will be need to be...
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Cost designing provider incentives health outcomes payment for performance Technology
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Change of practice results in improved quality of care

Bistra Zheleva - April 17, 2014
I have a request of the community. Recently I was talking to someone about how providing training to health care providers cannot be directly linked to improved health outcomes but rather to improved ...
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evidence health outcomes policy quality Research Training
Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

Elizabeth Glaser - Aug. 8, 2013
Maggie asked that post this executive summary from the IOM report on US health outcomes as compared to 16 other high income countries. Looking at the numbers,we have a lot of work to do and a lot to ...
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health outcomes