Tag: communicating with patients

New Idea for EHRs: Let Patients “Set the Agenda”

MLMIC supports exploring ways to reduce the barriers that computers in exam rooms may introduce into the physician patient relationship. Actively engaging patients in the process of incorporating their health concerns into the EHR may be beneficial to both the patient and the provider.

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Case Study: A Delay in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

MLMIC’s Winter 2017 Case Review includes a case study in which poor communication and failure to communicate contributed to a delay in the diagnosis of breast cancer.

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Simple Written Instructions Improve Patient Compliance

A recent study showed a significant increase in patients’ proper use of pre-operative medications when they were provided with simple written instructions.

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Risk Management Efforts Start at the Front Desk

Did you know that non-clinical staff may impact patient safety and malpractice exposures? Ensuring that staff members have been properly trained regarding their roles and responsibilities should be an integral part of any organization’s risk management program.

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