True patient partnerships are more than good provider strategy, they are a requirement for population health success. Engagement is the foundation. However, activation of positive health behaviors, building self-care skills and inspiring sustained patient accountability is the trifecta. Effective patient engagement and activation do not happen by accident. They require healthcare professionals talented in the art and science of effective patient coaching and communication. The Clinical Health Coach trainings were built in the clinical setting. They were designed to help move patients with … Read More...
So, what does this mean for the Clinical Health Coach? It is nearly impossible to work in today’s health care arena – especially primary care – and not hear about health care integration. This is occurring in many areas but especially in behavioral health and primary care. There are varying methodologies and models in place […]
Emily: My name is Emily Barkley, and I have been a nurse for almost 10 years. I live in Salt Lake Tahoe, California and I am employed by Barton Health Care System for about 8 years now. I did a lot of work on the floor in the ICU and then started working 4-5 years […]
Health coaching for wellness in workplace environments has become an accepted practice for employees committed to leading healthier lives. However, within the clinical setting, it is evolving from a “friendly but optional approach” to a solid strategy for capturing at risk patients. This solid strategy engages patients in their self-care and coordinates their personalized needs […]