As a mom, health care is something I take pretty close to heart. I want to make sure my entire family is always healthy, and its an everyday worry.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have launched a new initiative with the Ad Council to encourage effective two-way communication with clinicians and patients to ensure safer care and better health outcomes.
There are some great new videos, tips and tools available at ahrq.gov that will show you, just how important open communication between clinicians and patients are. You can also listen to Laurri Diener who’s also a mother, talk about how better communication with her doctor helped her get the right diagnosis and treatment for her issues.
Taking initiative to communicate will provide you with less worry and help you keep your health in check! You can also read the newly published Wall Street Journal article covering this news here.
Be sure to also check out the full series of new public service videos featuring real clinicians and patients which can be found on the AHRQHealthTV YouTube page.
Take care of your health!
December 5, 2011 – 11:09 AM - | Posted in health, promotions | Comments Off on Communication = Better Health!