New report says doctors need more training on patient-centered communication
Dec. 10, 2012
The Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., today released recommendations on how to better leverage electronic tools to engage patients in their own healthcare.
The report, "Improving Quality and Reducing Costs in Health Care: Engaging Consumers Using Electronic Tools," looks at how electronic tools get patients and their families more involved in their care, and makes a case for the positive impact on cost, quality and outcomes, according to an announcement from the center.
The report recommends:
- Building awareness healthcare-related electronic tools among the healthcare profession.
- Developing principles, standards, policies, strategies and best practices.
- Building awareness among consumers.
- Expanding federal, state and private-sector incentives.
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