Post Written By Casey Quinlan This originally appeared on the Emmi Solutions "Engaging the Patient" blog as part of their 2014 Health Literacy Month series. There’s an old joke that has a guy asking a passer-by on the street how to get to Carnegie...

Post Written By Kathy Kastner So said Dr Susan Pinker, Psychologist and Author. This perfectly articulated truth puts into perspective popular thinking: To make a decision, the most important thing is evidence-based information: all you need is science. To this I say, that’s...

Post Written By Susan Mazer The Harvard Business Review’s article on design thinking informing organizational culture offers an interesting way to rethink the patient experience. The process of identifying the rationale or purpose for designing a new product requires an understanding of the target users and where the...

Post Written By Dr. Nick Binns I am a family physician in New Zealand attending the Techstars ++ Mayo immersion program. I am here as a representative of Melon Health and also of my employer in New Zealand, Midlands Health. As well...

    Post written by Pivot Design Group   Mike Micallef and his wife Vickie moved into their Mississauga condominium five years ago. The Micallefs have always been interested in good, functional design. Coming from a background of professional experience at Hermann Miller, they think...

        Post originally found on Victor Montori's Minimally Disruptive Medicine Blog   A patient with type 2 diabetes could spend a little over two hours a day on average following all doctors’ recommendations [1]. About 45% of the population has at least one chronic condition. In...

      Post written by Susan Mazer, Ph.D.   All of our patients’ opinions and perceptions are evidence-based.  Each of us uses deductive reasoning to make predictions into the immediate future. Deductive reasoning is adding up what we know to arrive and understand what...

    Post written by Casey Quinlan   I’ve spent a good portion on the healthcare equivalent of the political stump – called the “rubber chicken circuit” in political circles. Thankfully, there was no actual rubber chicken served during these sojourns, although there was...

  5 Telltale signs the doctor-patient relationship needs marriage counceling   Post written by Casey Quinlan   The healthcare system is all about building patient engagement lately.Which makes me ask: if we get to engagement, will we ever get married? And if we do … will we wind up needing marriage counseling? Short answer: we already need marriage counseling, and we’re not even officially engaged yet. Herewith is the evidence that the doctor (and health system)-patient relationship needs marriage counseling, adapted from a post on YourTango.com by life & relationship coach Debra Smouse.