Tag Archives: caregivers

The Benefits of and Barriers to Digitally-Enabled Patient-Centred Care

Next week is Digital Health Week in Canada (November 12-18) and #hcldr is going to be joining in the activities by having a discussion about #DigitalHealth on Tuesday November 13th at 8:30pm ET (for your local time click here). We have special guest hosts from Canada Health Infoway, who have written the following blog to […]

Family Caregiving

Blog by Geri Lynn Baumblatt and Pete Wendel Caregiving is a healthcare issue that tends to fly below the radar but is now impacting more people as our U.S. population age shifts steadily upward. Roughly 10,000 baby boomers have been turning 65 daily since 2011 and about 10,000 more will turn 65 every day for […]

Quadruple Aim: Care of the Provider

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD and Matthew Katz MD The classic ‘triple aim’ for healthcare is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance. IHI asserts that new designs must be developed to simultaneously pursue three dimensions which we call the ‘Triple Aim’: […]

A Roadmap for Patient and Family Engagement

Blog post by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and American Institutes for Research As the U.S. health care system tackles the Triple Aim of better experiences of care, better population health and lower costs, it is imperative for health professionals to meaningfully partner with patients and families—bringing patient and family voices to decisions about care, […]

Online Is Just Courtship…

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe In my earlier days of social media (specifically #hcsm -healthcare social media) I felt that extending the healthcare information reach implied further engagement ONLINE. After all, with so many edifying healthcare tweet chats, a plethora of compelling healthcare conferences, multiple supportive and informative patient/disease chats, and a virtual banquet of […]

Defining Patient Advocacy

Blog post by Colin Hung Last week’s #hcldr chat featured Dr. Rajiv K Singal (@DrRKSingal) on the topic of Physicians, Philanthropy and Patient Advocacy. It was a fantastic discussion and tremendously educational. If you missed it, check out either the full transcript of the chat (via our friends at Symplur) or the Storify summary of […]

Aging & e-Patients: Challenges and opportunities in geriatrics

Blog post by Leslie Kernisan, MD How can we, as a society, as healthcare providers and as healthcare leaders, provide good care to vulnerable older adults? Consider this person: Mrs. A is an 86 year old widow who lives in assisted living. She’s been diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, COPD, osteoarthritis in her back […]