Patient-centered care

May/June 2017 Issue
A Simple Approach to Shared Decision Making in Cancer Screening [Feature]

When screening decisions aren't clear, this process can help you help your patients.

November/December 2016 Issue
Sharing Visit Notes: Are We Ready and Willing? [From The Editor]

Will this really improve patient care?

November/December 2016 Issue
Sharing Visit Notes: Getting Patients and Physicians on the Same Page [Feature]

Inviting patients to review your visit notes is a promising change in practice. Here’s how to get started.

July/August 2015 Issue
How to Help Your Patients Choose Wisely [Feature]

Steer patients away from inappropriate and overused procedures that can diminish health care.

September/October 2014 Issue
Health Confidence: A Simple, Essential Measure for Patient Engagement and Better Practice [Feature]

Asking patients this one question can lead to better outcomes.

September/October 2014 Issue
Tools of the Trade [From The Editor]

Need help with quality, practice productivity, and population health? You've come to the right place.

May/June 2014 Issue
Seven Sins in Modern Medicine [The Last Word]

Admit it, you're guilty of at least one of these.

March/April 2014 Issue
Practice Transformation: Lessons From a Safety Net Clinic [Feature]

Many practices are looking to transition to a patient-centered medical home. Terry Reilly Health System made that move while also serving as a safety net clinic for several communities in southern Idaho. The system's key steps included getting early buy-in by clinic leadership, continually adjusting patient panels for individual physicians to provide quality care but avoid burnout, creating care teams to improve efficiency, hiring care coordinators, and using the electronic health record to improve patient outcomes.

November/December 2013 Issue
The Benefits of Using Care Coordinators in Primary Care: A Case Study [Feature]

The drive away from fee-for-service and toward efficiency is requiring integrated health care groups to decrease hospitalization and procedures while still needing to maximize revenue. Including care coordinators can bridge this gap, helping identify and manage chronically ill patients who most need regular health services while freeing up physicians' time to provide care and actually increasing patient visits.

September/October 2013 Issue
Practice Transformation: Running Your Business Like a Business [Feature]

Running a practice successfully requires more than just medical knowledge and basic management techniques. It requires an entrepreneurial approach. Miramont Family Medicine in Fort Collins, Colo., has realized higher revenue, larger patient panels, and other benefits by laying a foundation for the future, including investing heavily in technology infrastructure, the addition of new ancillary services, improved efficiency practices, and reorganizing as a patient-centered medical home.

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