The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. Nomad Health will succeed if it can convene sufficient numbers of hospitals and physicians to make it worth the time on the site. Fairview is also laying the groundwork for collecting Patient Activation Measure data online via the patient portal, known as MyChart, in the EPIC electronic health record system.
Reforming payment to reflect—and reward—the quality of care delivered will require simplified measurement systems, data collection that can deliver feedback in close to real time, and the ability for medical information to follow patients through the health care system.
As many of us will be welcoming spring and making plans for the summer, I am at the ‘show how’ phase and planning for my pending PhD application, which builds firmly upon my out of programme academic experience at the Farr Institute and the Department of Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool.
In 2016, Public Health Wales produced a large-scale report on childhood adversity that includes parental drinking as a cause of both mental and physical harm. These findings highlight the contribution that patient activation makes to health outcomes and patients’ experiences with care.
We encourage all public health professionals to give parity to armed conflict along with other major global causes of illness, injury and death, and to lobby (both as citizens and medical professionals) for foreign policies that will protect and preserve health.