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“Bite Sized” Exercises and Discussion Prompts to Reinforce Culture

Source: Planetree.org “Bite Sized” Exercises and Discussion Prompts to Reinforce Culture Below is a collection of discussion prompts and exercises designed to engage the hearts and minds of all members of the team in the practice patient-centered transformation effort. These exercises are designed to be concise enough to be incorporated into brief huddles or team meetings. …

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Questions to ask your doctor about patient-centered care

Source: Planetree.org Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Questions to ask your doctor about patient-centered care Sample questions: What type of information will you provide to me about my condition and treatment options? Will you provide me with decision aids that will help me to make the best individualized care decisions? Am I able to access a …

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Improving Your Person and Family Engagement Metrics in TCPI | Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

Source: Improving Your Person and Family Engagement Metrics in TCPI | Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative Support and Alignment Network (PCPCC SAN) was created to assist staff and leaders in Practice Transformation Networks, along with enrolled clinicians, to successfully transform their practices to deliver person and family centered care. In …

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Increasing physical activity among adults with disabilities

Doctors and other health professionals can use these steps in the Infographic for Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities to recommend aerobic physical activity options that match each person’s specific abilities and connect him or her to resources that can help each person be physically active.

Atlas on the Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario

Download: Atlas on the Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario Source: ICES Lunsky Y, Klein-Geltink JE, Yates EA, editors. December 2013 The Issue Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care focuses on becoming healthier, with improved access to integrated family/primary care and a major emphasis on the provision of the right care at the right time …

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Revised ACA Repeal and Replace Bill Likely to Increase the Uninsured Rate and Health Insurance Costs for Many

House Republicans are close to agreeing on an amended version of the American Health Care Act, their proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. David Blumenthal, M.D., and Sara Collins say that, based on the summaries circulated by the media, the revised bill will significantly increase the numbers of uninsured Americans while raising …

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CompareMaine

CompareMaine shows the average cost of common healthcare procedures at different facilities in Maine. You can also see patient experience ratings and how Maine hospitals compare on patient safety. Source: CompareMaine more information. better decisions. Compare Costs of Healthcare Procedures and Quality of Care Across Maine The Maine Health Data Organization, in collaboration with the …

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Mainstream health professionals’ stigmatising attitudes towards people with ID: a systematic review

Source: Pelleboer-Gunnink – 2017 – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research – Wiley Online Library Abstract Background Equal access to mainstream healthcare services for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) still requires attention. Although recent studies suggest that health professionals hold positive attitudes towards people with ID, stigmatising attitudes may influence their efforts to serve people with …

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High Physician Turnover May Partly Explain ACOs’ Limited Success

Substantial Physician Turnover and Beneficiary “Churn” in a Large Medicare Pioneer ACO Source: Physician Turnover Beneficiary Churn Medicare ACO – The Commonwealth Fund Synopsis A study of one of the nation’s largest Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) found that participating physicians see a relatively small number of patients who are actually part of the ACO …

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Improving hospital care of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities – Disability and Health Journal

People with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (IDD) face poorer care and outcomes when hospitalized than patients without IDD. A panel discussion “Hospital care for individuals with IDD: The Issues and Challenges” was held at the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, held in Chicago July 8–10, 2016. Among the …

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