Tag Archives: Communication

Tools to improve coordination in primary care

Last month, I left readers with a bit of cliffhanger: How do we actually improve care coordination? Last time, I suggested there were some great ideas, and now it’s time to delve into three promising strategies: 1) individualize and personalize the electronic medical record (EMR); 2. fix the hospital discharge process; and 3) make it a part of normal practice to measure care coordination. Read on for more about each of these tools…

Autism and iPads: An Interview with Speech Language Pathologist Lauren Ross

In 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that one in every 68 children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Consequently, there is a lot of discussion regarding potential causes of autism. However, for this post, I wanted to move away from this more commonly discussed topic and focus instead on how assistive technology (specifically iPads) are being… Read More »

Lost in translation: Medical translators can help overcome language barriers only if…

As our country’s diverse populations grow, the variety in the numbers of spoken languages and dialects is also on the rise. In 2013, approximately 25.1 million individuals were considered Limited English Proficiency (LEP), which is a term that refers to individuals ages 5 and older who report speaking English less than very well as per… Read More »