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J Med Syst. 2009 Apr;33(2):155-62.

Improving doctor-patient communication: examining innovative modalities vis-a-vis effective patient-centric care management technology.

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Doctoral Program in Public Affairs, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, 3280 Progress Drive, Orlando, FL 32826, USA. gbreen@mail.ucf.edu

Abstract

This analysis investigates what patients and practitioners can do to improve their interactive communications to achieve optimal patient-centric (PC) care. One goal of this clinical practice approach is to improve patient satisfaction, compliance, and outcomes. The mutual responsibilities required of both the patients and practitioners to attain PC care are discussed. Innovative, information technology techniques in the healthcare environment in general and in care delivery in particular are explored. Practitioner-to-patient encouragement vis-a-vis self education on their conditions is also provided.

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