Society for Participatory Medicine

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Society for Participatory Medicine

Resource Type: Organization

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Participatory Medicine is a movement in which patients and health professionals actively collaborate and encourage one another as full partners in healthcare

Thoughts:

Great networking for people who want to drive their own train

Links:

https://participatorymedicine.org/

https://twitter.com/S4PM

https://www.facebook.com/groups/participatorymedicine/

Avoid the Hospital Opioid Trap

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Avoid the Hospital Opioid Trap

Resource Type: Article

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The surgery went well. But now, a year later, the patient is still in trouble.

The problem is neither the surgery nor some mysterious postsurgical complication. It’s those pills in his pocket—the opioid painkillers first prescribed in the hospital. When he was discharged, he took home a renewable prescription…and still is taking the pills. He feels like he needs them. And he’s not alone. Medical or dental surgery often is the trigger for a long-term opioid dependency.

The truth is, it’s not primarily the post-op pain that leads to depen­dency—it’s the drugs themselves. And that’s a tragedy because there is growing evidence that long-term use of opioids actually can increase the body’s sensitivity to pain.

Thoughts:

The article focuses on how to avoid opioids when having surgery. The pain management techniques are sound.

Links:

https://bottomlineinc.com/health/acute-pain/avoid-hospital-opioid-trap

Attacking the Opioid Crisis on a Budget

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Attacking the Opioid Crisis on a Budget

Resource Type: Article

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Political talk is cheap, substance abuse programs are expensive, and the nature of the crisis demands fast action. Sadly, while an official ‘public health emergency’ declaration helps, it doesn’t give a quick infusion of cash to help embattled front line substance abuse workers. To allocate funds, the Health and Human Services (HHS) budget (that currently cuts $4B in funding) must be revised so that Congress has funds to allocate. As it looks like the crisis will continue to be fought on a shoestring, in addition to immediate definitional changes to access existing funds, it’s time to get the biggest bang for addiction intervention bucks: prevention innovation.

Thoughts:

Interesting. Innovative

Links:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/public-health-emergency-requires-innovation-attacking-amy-baxter-md/

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Resource Type: Website

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PCORI was established to fund research that can help patients and those who care for them make better-informed decisions about the healthcare choices they face every day, guided by those who will use that information.

Thoughts:

One of  few truly learning organizations

Links:

https://www.pcori.org/

https://twitter.com/PCORI

https://www.linkedin.com/company/patient-centered-outcomes-research-institute-pcori-/

https://www.facebook.com/PCORInstitute

Co-Architecting Healthcare Transformation

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How Leading Health Systems Put Patients and Families at the Forefront of Design

Resource Type: Research Study

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Research study by the Experience Innovation Network, part of Vocera,
examining how hospitals and health systems engage patients and families
as partners in designing and developing the future of caring.
• Engage patient-family partners across the spectrum from strategy to operations.
• Let patient-family partners influence both the what and the how of transformation.
• Prepare both patient-family partners and team members for effective collaboration.
• Create intentional strategies to include under-represented partners.
• Value patient-family partnership appropriately.

Thoughts:

A comprehensive view of the range of patient and family engagement in the governance, design, operations, and learning of health systems. First, they listened. Liz Boehm and Evan LaBranche communicate their findings well.

Links:

https://www.vocera.com/public/ein/research-studies/Report-Co-Architecting-Healthcare-Transformation-2018.pdf

https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocera-comm/

https://twitter.com/VoceraComm