Patient Power!

Sometimes understanding what is bothering someone and fixing it is pretty easy. Here is an example: They had a recent cold and now their ear hurts. I look into the ear and it is red and swollen. I give them antibiotics and a decongestant and they feel better. Done.  But so much of doctoring is … Read more

Journal For Your Health

Written by Marta Becker, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Journal My Health. When you were a kid, didn’t you love connect-the-dots? The best puzzles were the complicated ones, where you couldn’t tell what the picture was going to be until you started connecting the dots, and then slowly the image would emerge of a dolphin … Read more

Using Stakeholder Engagement to Overcome Barriers to Implementing Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs) in Cancer Care Delivery

By Stover, Angela M. PhD*,; Tompkins Stricker, Carrie PhD, RN; Hammelef, Karen DNP, RN; Henson, Sydney BS; Carr, Philip BS; Jansen, Jennifer MPH; Deal, Allison M. MS; Bennett, Antonia V. PhD*,; Basch, Ethan M. MSc, MD. Introduction:  Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures used during cancer care delivery improve communication about symptoms between patients and clinicians and reduce service … Read more