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  • What is Motivational Interviewing in Patient Care Management?

    September 20, 2017 - Motivational interviewing is a patient engagement strategy geared toward overcoming a significant challenge in patient care: convincing a patient to make a health behavior change. “A central challenge for many providers is persuading patients to adopt and stick with healthful changes—from losing weight or starting an exercise program to keeping up with a medication regimen or accepting...

  • How to Support Patient Engagement in Pediatric Transitions of Care

    September 18, 2017 - When working with young chronic illness patients, Cory Nourie, the transition of care officer at Nemours Children’s Health, always asks patients to describe how they are feeling and the symptoms they experience. What might look like a strategy to determine a treatment is part of a larger effort to begin transitions of care from pediatrics into adult care. Transitions into adult care...

  • Solving Homelessness to Overcome Population Health Challenges

    September 13, 2017 - Nearly two years ago, the CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) invested $250,000 to help homeless individuals obtain permanent housing. From the onset, the move had no direct financial benefit for UI Health. Instead, the program, called Better House through Housing, shone a light on homelessness, a major population health challenge in the Chicago...

  • What is the Patient Activation Measure in Patient-Centered Care?

    September 12, 2017 - Patient activation is a key concept in the push for patient-centered care, but is often conflated with the notion of driving patient engagement. However, patient activation is its own quantifiable concept supported by the patient activation measure (PAM). The PAM is used across the healthcare industry to determine the level at which a patient is activated in her own care. Below, PatientEngagementHIT.com...


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