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TEDMED Challenge of Health and Medicine – Improving Medical Communications

Posted Oct 11 2012 9:05pm

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Health care is about you being in charge of your health. It’s about you partnering and communicating with your doctor and other health care providers. Patient engagement is essential and it begins with you being an empowered and proactive patient.

How can we improve communication between doctor and patient?

A critical first step is to gather knowledge and ideas from all of us with a passion for improving our future. TEDMED is a community of people who are passionate about imagining the future of health and medicine.

Join the conversation on The Great Challenges of Health and Medicine. I’m thrilled to be part of the medical communication team. It’s a privilege to answer your questions.

Robert Arnold, MD, Selma Caal, MD, John Cox, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, and Joseph Kvedar, MD

Your turn

Do you feel communication needs to be improved between doctor and patient? How can we improve communication? Is digital technology improving communication?  We would love for you to share your thoughts and ask questions.  TEDMED has launched an interactive web site where visitors can learn more about the 20 top Great Challenges , share ideas and comments, and ask questions from health leaders as part of TEDMED’s Great Challenges program.

We welcome your input.  To submit a question and discuss this challenge with the TEDMED Medical Communications team, please click here .

You can follow on Twitter @TEDMED or #greatchallenges.

As always, thank you for your valuable time.

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