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By Joelle Baehrend | Monday, Nov 25, 2019
Medication optimization is taking hold as health care providers envision a more comprehensive goal for patient care that involves decisions and processes related to medication management.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Medication Safety, Primary Care, Home Care, Shared Decision Making
By Susan Edgman-Levitan | Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Susan Edgman-Levitan was one of the first people to urge clinicians to ask, “What matters to you?” as well as “What is the matter?” In the following interview, she shares the personal experience that led to this groundbreaking idea and how to counter skepticism about putting “What Matters” into practice.

 

Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Communication, Quality Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, What Matters, Primary Care
By Tejal Gandhi | Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019
Outpatient care far exceeds the volume of care provided in hospitals and up to 80 percent of patient harm in these settings is preventable.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Primary Care, Community, Adverse Event
By Rishi Manchanda | Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
In a new interview, Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, untangles the sometimes confusing discussions about the nonmedical root causes of major health problems - including a lack of housing, food insecurity, or social isolation – also known as the social determinants of health.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Triple Aim for Populations, Community, Joy in Work, Primary Care
By Hema Magge | Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
The Declaration of Alma-Ata 40 years ago was a groundbreaking pronouncement in support of comprehensive primary care. It's significant for all who care about advancing health and health care worldwide.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Primary Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Equitable Care Delivery
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