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Bridging the Gap Between Healthcare and the Community

Social determinants massively impact care; yet a lack of tools to manage these psychosocial needs widens the gap between healthcare and positive health outcomes. We see a healthcare system where assessing psychosocial needs is critical to sustainability. In the waiting room, patients take our web-based screening tool; we use that data to refer patients to available resources to address their social needs. Personalized ...more »

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Homeward Bound: Improved Outcomes for Patients With Congestive Heart Failure

The prospect of going home from a hospital is a welcome thought but the day of discharge can also be full of anxiety and fear. For patients with a chronic disease, the anxiety can be worse. Homeward Bound, still a pilot project, was designed to ease that anxiety for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). More importantly, Homeward Bound focuses on helping the patient to stay OUT of the hospital. Homeward ...more »

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The Patient Support Corps

When we fall ill, our coping skills are often compromised. We are then at risk for being under-treated or over-treated relative to our needs and goals. This results in unnecessary suffering and wasted resources. The vision of the Patient Support Corps is that all patients have the support they need to be active partners in their care. Engaged patients have better outcomes and use resources more appropriately than passive ...more »

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Mass Personalization Health Promotion for Better Treatment Adherence and Outcomes

Big data and more precise social science offer a unique opportunity for tailoring health-promotion messages. As digital technologies proliferate, persuasive health communication can be delivered with consideration to individuals’ preferences, personalities, health literacy levels, and medical histories. Mass personalization is already reality as users sign in to patient portals and web sites, often from a smart phone ...more »

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Patient Checklists: A radical yet simple solution

As modern-day consumers of healthcare, patients today can access large amounts of health information. Yet, are they asking the right questions? An asthma patient may ask, “what are the side effects of that inhaler.” Shouldn’t they ask, “I know that a fast heart rate may occur. How fast is too fast?” A patient may have heard that some inhalers need to be taken daily to prevent symptoms. Shouldn’t they ask, “how long will ...more »

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Expansion of Readily Available Providers to Achieve Patient Engagement and Improve Health Outcomes

What is a diagnosis if the patient doesn’t understand it? What is a healthcare plan if the patient doesn’t follow it? What is an integrated network of providers if the patient doesn’t even know who they are? Healthcare engagement and education can be achieved with increased: patient to provider face-to-face time, access to providers and education time. With a provider readily available to make home visits, and consistent ...more »

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Review of research articles for audience of patients and the public

The problem is that patients and even community doctors need more than standard research articles and abstracts to understand the results of research, how it affects their health decisions or practice, and next steps. They need a critical review of research articles in plain language and simple to digest format that discusses the significance of the research, the strengths and weaknesses of the results, questions ...more »

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Mobile Care for the Mobile Caregiver

Family caregivers still in the workforce is growing and diverse population. According to Pew Internet Research, 39% of U.S. adults provide care for a loved one, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology. I refer to this group as "The Mobile Caregiver", my idea involves the creation of a single mobile network that educates and empowers the mobile caregiver with one touch educational ...more »

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Medical Knowledge

The process by which medical knowledge becomes accepted in mainstream clinical decision making is antiquated. There are thousands of incredible physicians who've been pioneering treatments and therapies in private practice and community hospitals for years, but their knowledge and know-how is not being captured and assimilated. A web-based tool that helps providers capture and record their experiences and "in the trenches" ...more »

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