May 1, 2014
Survey looks at physician attitudes on overuse of medical services in the US, and shows that more than half of physicians think they are in the best position to address the problem and are responsible for making sure patients avoid unnecessary care.
April 30, 2014
Culture of Health
Choosing Wisely, a program that shifts the spotlight onto many of the tests and treatments that both providers and patients should question, if not abandon completely.
July 10, 2013
OpenNotes is a national movement that encourages clinicians—including nurses—to invite patients to read their visit notes.
April 1, 2013
Human Capital Blog
OpenNotes is an effort to convince patients, families, and clinicians to share openly any and, most often, all material that pertains to a patient’s care. The goal is to improve communication and help patients engage more actively in their care.
March 26, 2013
Choosing Wisely is focused on encouraging physicians and patients to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm.
March 22, 2013
Facilitating shared decision-making between patients and physicians is harder than it sounds, but RWJF Scholar urges health care community not to abandon the goal.
March 21, 2013
Will patient care suffer from reform’s drive toward efficiency? A physician asks her colleagues to proceed with caution.
March 6, 2013
This toolkit features videos and and other resources from three AF4Q alliances to introduce the concept of partnering with patients and families in primary care.
February 14, 2013
People actively involved in their health and health care tend to have better outcomes—and, some evidence suggests, lower costs. As a result, many public and private health care organizations are employing strategies to better engage patients.
February 1, 2013
This study explored the distribution of decision
aids—an important first step toward patient
engagement, but one that cannot be equated
with actual use of the aids.