Tag Archives: Patient

New Website Helps Cancer Patients Connect

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. A new website, developed with the participation of The American Cancer Society is using unique technology to help people facing cancer more easily find the peers, resources, and information they need. See … Continue reading

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Articles on Health Care

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Don’t Come Back, Hospitals Say http://on.wsj.com/raOro7 The Wall Street Journal THE INFORMED PATIENT JUNE 7, 2011 Can a virtual nurse named Louise help keep patients from landing back in the hospital after … Continue reading

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[HealthLiteracy 5688] Health Literacy and Outcomes Among Patients With Heart Failure — JAMA Article

The following was a post on the HealthLiteracy Listserv, posted by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell. Peterson PN, Shetterly SM, Clarke CL, et al. “Health literacy and outcomes among patients with heart failure.” Journal of the American Medical Association. 2011; 305(16): 1695-1701 http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/16/1695.abstractContinue reading

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HP2020: Improve Access to Health Services

More regarding Healthy People 2020… http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=1 Improving access to health services means increasing the timely, appropriate use of personal health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes. Access requires patients to complete three steps: (1) gain entry into the … Continue reading

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FUNDING: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-133.html Description: The ultimate goal of this program is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory, and interventions as these relate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services public health priorities that are outlined in its … Continue reading

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Faith-Based Resources

Siobhan Champ Blackwell, creator of the BHIC Blog has gathered this list of resources.   Dictionary of Patients’ Spiritual & Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals http://bit.ly/efWg2G This Dictionary is a guide that is meant to describe beliefs and practices … Continue reading

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Online Health Information

TIME Magazine — Medical Insider Googling Symptoms Helps Patients and Doctors By Dr. Zachary F. Meisel Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 http://bit.ly/g9qxj2   This article continues the debate about the value of health care information found on the internet. Dr. Meisel … Continue reading

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Cleaning for a Reason

I have heard this information from several sources.   What a great service! “If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning – once per month … Continue reading

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Health Literacy & Social Media

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv by Geri Lynn Baumblatt.   “This is an interview with a pediatrician whose getting great results by connecting with her patients via texting and twitter. The short format has also forced her … Continue reading

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City Doctors Go Online to Reach Out to Patients

This is an interesting news items from India.   http://bit.ly/9qLkau The Times of India Umesh Isalkar, TNN, Oct 11, 2010 Be it sending alerts to patients for a scheduled vaccine, texting a reminder for a quarterly visit or a periodic … Continue reading

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