March 27, 2019

We had an interesting conversation in the office today regarding patient engagement and patient education.  We were questioning whether an engaged person becomes more educated on managing their health or does an educated person become more engaged.

I came from the angle...

February 23, 2018

I was reading about some awesome work being done by foundations like the Nicholson Foundation and health systems like Cherokee Health to bring integrated health to the underserved and those with behavioral health concerns.  The premise is that the more services you off...

February 7, 2018

My daughter is a freshman in college.  She had to visit the infirmary this week to deal with a cold.  As I was asking questions about what her diagnosis was, what meds were given, and the directions to administer them, I realized that there is a significant need for he...

January 17, 2018

It is an interesting time in healthcare as the patient is beginning to have more power.  Terms like engagement, satisfaction, behavior, navigation coupled with the term “patient” show that healthcare employees are focused on treating the whole person.  The fact that do...

November 8, 2017

I was meeting with a friend of mine today who works in the nutrition world.  We were talking about how much education a person needs to get to know how to eat better.  Aside from the simple concepts regarding healthy foods, carbs versus fats versus protein, avoiding ad...