Patient Activation Measure™: Assessing the Engaged Healthcare Consumer for Self-Efficacy

There are many ways to administer the Patient Activation Measure™ (PAM) and many socioeconomic factors that influence its outcomes, explains Dr. Judith Hibbard, developer of the PAM and professor of health policy at the University of Oregon. Dr. Hibbard identifies the PAM scores that signal a behavior change and the value of adding patient activation assessment to a health improvement initiative.




Dr. Judith Hibbard




Diane Bellard
Dr. Hibbard and Bellard shared the research behind the development of the PAM, its potential for improving a patient’s healthcare self-efficacy and examples of its use in a DM setting during the June 18, 2009 webinar, Patient Activation Measure™: Assessing the Engaged Healthcare Consumer for Self-Efficacy.

  

  

Wiring the Medical Home: Healthcare IT to Power a Patient-Centered Model

Dr. James Crawford, senior vice president for laboratory services and chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, discusses the key process change that must accompany the adoption of health IT by a medical home as well as health IT’s impacts on care coordination and findings from the PCPCC’s survey of physician practices on their use of health IT in support of the medical home model.

Health IT is extremely important in improving an organization’s communication and prevention strategies, says Ewa Matuszewski, CEO of Medical Network One. In this podcast, Matuszewski also comments on how health IT supports the joint principles of the PCMH and describes how her health IT tool of choice can be a stepping stone to further implement IT within an organization.

Dr. Crawford and Matuszewski presented case studies on the use of health IT in the medical home and its impact on care access, quality and cost in a May 28, 2009 webinar, Wiring the Medical Home: Healthcare IT to Power a Patient-Centered Model.

Dr. James Crawford



Length: 7:16 minutes
Ewa Matuszewski



Length: 5:32 minutes