Evaluating and Improving Patient Care

April 4th, 2017 by Kareo

Come join us at the next #KareoChat on Thursday, April 6 at 9 AM PT, hosted by @melissarvh to guide us through a conversation about evaluating and improving patient care, from the patient’s perspective.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

  1. What factors should be considered in evaluating physician-provided care? What constitutes “good” care?
  2. Who are the major players responsible for ensuring patients have seamless care?
  3. What role does the patient play in ensuring best possible care & outcomes? Who advocates for the patient? Who coordinates care?
  4. What incentives exist (or should) to ensure all players are invested in providing the best possible care & outcomes?
  5. How can healthcare technology & IT systems assist in providing the patient uninterrupted care?
  6. Does quality care always translate to better patient outcomes? Why or why not? How do we factor in patient satisfaction?

Bring your questions, post them to #KareoChat ahead of time, or tweet them to the host @melissarvh and @GoKareo. Hope to see you there!

Melissa VanHouten

About the Host

Melissa VanHouten is a wife and mother who was diagnosed with gastroparesis in February 2014.  She is a former university political science instructor and corporate trainer.  As the creator and administrator of several online support and advocacy groups, she now spends her days advocating for those who struggle to live with the sometimes devastating and life-altering effects of gastroparesis.

“As a patient and advocate, I have encountered many dedicated, compassionate physicians, administrators, policymakers, and other players in the healthcare field who are committed to providing the best possible care and outcomes for patients,” says VanHouten. “Unfortunately, I have also witnessed the devastating effects breakdowns in our healthcare system. The importance of evaluating, analyzing, and addressing these breakdowns in care and finding solutions cannot be overestimated in terms of patient care.”

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