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Five Reasons Why Value-Based Healthcare is Beneficial

2017 28 May

Patient-centered care is becoming a major topic in healthcare. Many initiatives have begun focusing their care around patients and their medical conditions. This requires focusing on patient value (Porter and Teisberg 2006). When focusing on value for patients, a few challenges may arise. Firstly, the meaning of value for patients varies widely among... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 18 Apr

I am writing this blog on a train to Manchester, conscious that I have already missed the Editor's deadline by a few days. I am not sure why, but my chosen title has been more challenging than I expected.   At first I wondered about using my Dad's experience of being a stroke patient as my starting point for a diatribe on 'Do Patients Matter?' It would... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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The Power of Listening: Engaging the Consumer

2017 16 Mar

Darryl O’Callaghan and Julie Vermeir are survivors of a road trauma that happened in 2010. Their article provides insight into their journey as patient and wife, and the lessons that can be learnt.   Darryl’s Story   There are many courageous souls who have lost their lives attempting to climb Mt Everest. Those who attempt such a climb arrive at the... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 08 Mar

“Good morning Mr. Smith. Good to see you, how are you doing? You’re looking for a new car? That’s good news. We decided that it’s going to be a Ford Focus, ST, 2.0 Eco-boost, 184 KW, 6-gear. Let’s see in our stock if there is a possibility for you to choose the colour—otherwise it will be a red one."Does this conversation look strange to you? I hope... Read more

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Five Reasons Why Value-Based Healthcare is Beneficial

2017 16 Feb

Patient-centered care is becoming a major topic in healthcare. Many initiatives have begun focusing their care around patients and their medical conditions. This requires focusing on patient value (Porter and Teisberg 2006). When focusing on value for patients, a few challenges may arise. Firstly, the meaning of value for patients varies widely among... Read more

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Does More Value Naturally Lead to Better Care?

2017 16 Feb

Value-based healthcare (VBHC) starts with the patient and uses patient-oriented outcomes to improve care. Not everything can be expressed in figures: psychological and sociological factors play a role as well. The medical-industrial complex does not always benefit from VBHC, which is the reason why the different interests are not always advantageous... Read more

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Patient Identification: Executive Summary

2016 13 Nov

For its fifth Deep Dive analysis of a patient safety topic, ECRI Institute PSO selected patient identification. Safe patient care starts with delivering the intended interventions to the right person. Yet, the risk of wrong-patient errors is ever-present for the multitude of patient encounters occurring daily in healthcare settings.   Many patient identification... Read more

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New App for Patients Who Can't Speak

2016 07 Nov

An app for patients who cannot communicate has been developed by Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre’s intensive care department. The app (voICe) was released in Dutch in 2013 and is now available in English. It consists of 50 pictograms, for adults and children, grouped in 6 themes, that speak and show the text. When the pictogram is touched,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Doctor Discrimination: How to Deal With It

2016 31 Oct

Following an incident of discrimination against medics in an emergency department led to a team of Stanford University School of Medicine doctors detailing a strategy for how medics, both residents and physicians, can respond to discrimination from patients and their families.   In the incident, the father of a little boy asked an intern working in... Read more