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The Future of Primary Care: One Medical Student’s View

Both patients and physicians have grown too accustomed to the status quo of long waits and too little time to discuss the patient’s health or ask questions. The author envisions a future where primary care visits offer greater convenience and better outcomes for both practitioner and patient.

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The Challenges of Conceptualizing Patient Engagement in Health Care: A Lexicographic Literature Review

The term “patient engagement” is at risk of becoming a vague buzzterm, as it lacks a shared definition. This paper aims to pinpoint the key conceptualizations of “patient engagement” from recent academic literature, in order to deepen understanding of the term.

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Lessons Learned from Implementing a Multi-Year, Multi-Project Public Engagement Initiative to Better Inform Governmental Public Health Policy Decisions

Case Abstracts of a Multi-Year, Multi-Project Public Engagement Initiative to Better Inform Governmental Public Health Policy Decisions

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But You Said I Wouldn’t Need Radiation

Which physician would you rather have as a patient? Here a breast cancer survivor analyzes the communication styles of two of her doctors — the first left her anxious and bereft, while the second helped her feel informed and hopeful.

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Going Digital with Patients: Managing Potential Liability Risks of Patient-Generated Electronic Health Information

“What Brings You In Today?” Assessing and Addressing Potential Cross-Cultural Communication Gaps

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The Future of Primary Care: One Medical Student’s View

Both patients and physicians have grown too accustomed to the status quo of long waits and too little time to discuss the patient’s health or ask questions. The author envisions a future where primary care visits offer greater convenience and better outcomes for both practitioner and patient.

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Addressing the Problem of Medication Non-Participation

E-Patients Never Retire

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Just Text Me: Using SMS Technology for Collaborative Patient Mood Charting

Mood 24/7 is an innovation in traditional mood charting that uses text-messaging technology and may increase patient engagement and accuracy in reporting mood symptoms.

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Implementing an Interoperable Personal Health Record in Pediatrics: Lessons Learned at an Academic Children’s Hospital

Innovations in Participatory Medicine: The Advent of Do-It-Yourself Blood Glucose Monitoring

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Book Review: A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You — And Why

This book challenges the conventional wisdom about the causes and treatments of asthma by describing the treatment protocol the author has used successfully on some of his patients – namely a course of antibiotics.

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Book Review: Chronic Resilience

Book Review: Let Patients Help!

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