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2014-05-01 12:31:59

Partnership will deliver verified patient reviews to leading doctor ratings website ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Assent, a healthcare technology company that helps doctors and hospitals improve patient satisfaction and grow their online reputation, today announced that it has entered into a data licensing partnership with Vitals, a leader in providing online tools and data that help consumers find top doctors and make informed decisions about their medical care....

2013-06-14 13:56:10

Mayo Clinic and Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University researchers have partnered on a study showing that Peruvian physicians rarely sought to involve their patients in shared decision-making regarding medical care. This was true for physicians at public and private clinics. The findings are being discussed in Lima, Peru, at ISDM 2013, an international conference on globalizing shared decision-making held from June 16-19. "Some evidence suggests involving patients in decisions decreases...

2013-05-28 15:30:23

In a research letter, Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., S.M., from Yale University School of Medicine and colleagues, "sought to investigate preferences for participation in the decision-making process among individuals hospitalized with an acute myocardial infarction ([AMI] or heart attack)." The researchers combined data from two similar AMI registries (TRIUMPH and PREMIER) which resulted in 6,636 patients in the study sample who were asked about who should make decisions on treatment options....

2013-05-28 15:27:17

A survey of almost 22,000 admitted patients at the University of Chicago Medical Center found patient preference to participate in decision making concerning their care was associated with a longer length of stay and higher total hospitalization costs, according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Hyo Jung Tak, Ph.D., and colleagues examined the relationship between patient preferences for participation in medical decision making and health care utilization among...

2012-04-11 14:46:04

Patients who went to the emergency room with chest pain but were at low risk for a heart attack were less likely to seek more tests after their conditions were explained to them using an educational tool known as a decision aid, a Mayo Clinic study found. The findings are published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Chest pain is the No. 2 reason people seek emergency care at U.S. hospitals. It accounts for about $8 billion in health...

2012-03-06 10:10:39

American Heart Association scientific statement Patients with advanced heart failure should have ongoing conversations with their healthcare providers to make informed decisions about treatment options that match their personal values, goals and preferences, according to a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation. Shared decision making extends beyond informed consent, requiring that healthcare providers and patients consider information...

2011-05-13 10:10:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avivia Health From Kaiser Permanente and Health Dialog will present as part of an Employee Benefit News webinar "Power to the Patient" on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 2PM Eastern/ 11AM Pacific. The webinar focuses on empowering patients with reliable health information so they can be more active participants in their treatment choices. When patients and doctors engage in Shared Decision Making, patients often choose less invasive procedures that...

2011-04-07 16:04:22

First randomized trial of shared decision making for weight-loss surgery A video-based decision aid helped severely obese people to make more informed choices about bariatric surgery and reach more certainty about them, according to a trial involving 152 Group Health patients, e-published in Obesity in advance of print. This randomized controlled trial is the first to test shared decision making for weight-loss surgery. Researchers randomly assigned half the patients to receive an educational...

2011-03-31 15:59:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross is offering a free web-based course for community health workers in an effort to help reduce health disparities and empower patients. This course gives these important community resources tools to help patients communicate better with their doctors and more effectively navigate the healthcare system. This course is available in both English and Spanish. "We know that miscommunications sometimes occur between doctors...

2011-03-23 13:33:01

Clinicians have an ethical imperative to share important decisions with patients, and patients have a right to be equal participants in their care, say a group of experts today. In December 2010, 58 people from 18 countries attended a Salzburg Global Seminar to consider the role patients can and should play in healthcare decisions. Today, they publish a statement urging patients and clinicians "to work together to be co-producers of health." It comes as the government in England finalizes...


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