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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...
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Health Literacy low health literacy patient activation Patient adherence Shared decision making
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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...
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CHWs Health Literacy low health literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Education patient empowerment Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
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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
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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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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 ...
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Health Literacy low health literacy
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“Diabetes does not need to be serious, if you treat it with respect”

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 4, 2016
Over the holidays I watched a series (Wallander) from Sweden in which the detective is diagnosed with diabetes. His doctor used the phrase “Diabetes does not need to be serious, if you treat it wit...
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Diabetes low health literacy Patient Engagement
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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...
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Health Literacy low health literacy
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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...
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CHWs communication Health Literacy interpretation low health literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings Video remote interpretation
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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