Tag: physician patient communication

Physician and Patient Email Communication Improves Quality

Kaiser Permanente studied 35,423 peoplewith diabetes, hypertension, or both, who used secure patient-physiciane-mail within a two-month period. That communication was associated with a statisticallysignificant improvement in effectiveness of care as measuredby the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS).In addition, the use of e-mail was associated with an improvementof 2.0äóñ6.5...

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End of Life Care Less Costly When Physicians Communicate

In a follow up to yesterday‰Ûªs guest post about end of life care and the engagement of health care providers comes this. The March 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine reports that patients with advanced cancer who discuss end-of-life care with their physicians appear to have lower health care...

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