Transforming Conversations and Care Practices
A follow-up study of early adopters provides insights for the direction of this evolving field.
Authors: William Appelgate, Ph.D., Jody Hereford, BSN., MS., Kathleen Kunath, RN., Sheri Vohs, MS
Introduction: There is unparalleled experimentation with new approaches to managing chronic disease in this country. Still, we continue to have a mostly anecdotal understanding of pioneer experiences with the clinical adoption of patient engagement and activation approaches such as Clinical Health Coaching. The Iowa Chronic Care Consortium conducted a survey of professionals recently trained in these skills to get a view “from the balcony” of this evolving field. The results suggest…