Tag Archives: patients

not just for medical students — Taking a Good Medication History

I just reviewed a new teaching video entitled:  “Taking a Good Medication History -A patient engagement tool for medical schools”, a free program produced by Emmi Solutions.     I saw a posting [HealthLiteracy 5403]  Free resource for educators,  med/nursing … Continue reading

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Toolkit for Collecting Race, Ethnicity and Primary Language Information From Patients

http://www.hretdisparities.org/index.php The Toolkit is designed to help hospitals, health systems, community health centers, medical group practices, health plans, and other users understand the importance of collecting accurate data on race, ethnicity, and primary language of persons with limited English proficiency … Continue reading

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The Case for Informed Consent

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. “http://bit.ly/clSc6R [pdf] Patient Privacy Rights http://patientprivacyrights.org/ released the white paper: “The Case for Informed Consent: Why it is Critical to Honor What Patients Expect: for Health Care, Health IT and Privacy.” The … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital

Thank you, Siobhan, for this posting on the BHIC Blog “Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital is an easy-to-use guide for patients. It can be used by both hospital staff and patients during the … Continue reading

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Study: More than Half Can’t Find Heart on Diagram

I reported in a June 12th blog post entitled “Many ‘Baffled’ by Basic Anatomy” that many British citizens are unable to identify the location of their vital organs.     The study addressed this as a serious concern for doctor-patient communications. CNN … Continue reading

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What’s New for Health Literacy

I have developed several literature alerting resources to keep up with the MANY ways health literacy affects us all.     Here are several citations to articles indentified through a PubMed NCBI monthly  “alert”. Complex interventions to improve the health of people … Continue reading

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