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Behind the Consumerization of Healthcare

Behind the Consumerization of Healthcare

The unfortunate truth about healthcare, and one that every organization must consider when making decisions, is that consumers will try to shop for providers due to the fact that they bear much of the financial burden. As such, organizations are placing a higher...

Where Do Pharmacists Fit Into Patient Engagement?

Where Do Pharmacists Fit Into Patient Engagement?

While the bulk of patient satisfaction and engagement efforts focus on clinician’s offices and hospitals, some organizations have taken it upon themselves to address patient needs at the pharmacy. Local pharmacies are another important touchpoint in the healthcare...

How Social Determinants Affect Healthcare

How Social Determinants Affect Healthcare

Good healthcare does not exist in a vacuum. In fact, a significant portion of delivering quality care hinges on the assumption that patients are willing and able to engage with medical professionals and visit care facilities. This is something that is a difficult sell...

Never Alone: Rise of Organized Patient Communities

Never Alone: Rise of Organized Patient Communities

As medicine has become more evolved, physicians have adjusted their diagnoses accordingly. Before the era of modern medicine, many conditions were poorly understood and consequently lumped under the broad umbrella of a “bucket diagnosis”. Also derisively called...

The Case For And Against Patient Portals

The Case For And Against Patient Portals

Patient portals are a dream come true for many healthcare providers—anything that promotes health involvement is a godsend for ensuring that procedures and checkups go off without a hitch. Carers have sought to incentivize adoption by offering rewards for signups or...

Patient Engagement Is Not One Size Fits All

Patient Engagement Is Not One Size Fits All

While there are common tactics inherent in good patient engagement, any health organization must realize that patient populations are inevitably diverse. It can be difficult to make generalizations about any patient population, which is why it falls to hospitals and...

Why Patient Advocacy Matters

Why Patient Advocacy Matters

There are a lot of ways in which the human genetic code can go wrong. Even beyond that, other conditions can plague individuals for their entire lives.   With so much out there, it’s a wonder sometimes that we live as long as we do.   Across the world, small groups of...

The Human Element of Gene Therapy

The Human Element of Gene Therapy

Gene therapy stands on a precipice. It is poised to make a massive positive impact on the lives of many with genetic disorders. However, as research moves forward, it is important to consider the human concerns that are involved in implementing these practices. If...