This post was submitted by James V. Rawson, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care.
The December issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) is exploring patient engagement from a unique perspective for a radiology journal: our patients. The insights from this special issue will help radiologists make the imaging and radiation oncology care we provide more patient-centered.
Patients, caregivers and advocates serve as coauthors or reviewers of articles that range from clinical care issues to participation in radiology department service improvements. They are our coproducers of meaningful content, as radiologists and radiology take steps to redefine health care delivery.
The articles in the free-access “Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Radiology and Radiation Oncology” issue can help radiologists to innovate to improve and deliver value to the doctor-patient relationship. Since the issue is open access, patients and their families also have access to these articles.
By reading these 14 articles; you’re sure to find some key takeaways for delivering value-based care. Equally importantly, please share these articles with your administrators, staff and patients.
- Patient and Family Centered Care—Why Radiology?
- Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Primer
- Using Quality Improvement Methods to Improve Patient Experience
- Lessons Learned From Two Decades of Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Radiology, Part 1: Getting Started
- Lessons Learned from Two Decades of Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Radiology Part 2: Building a Culture
- Promising Approaches From Behavioral Economics to Improve Patient Lung Cancer Screening Decisions
- Focusing on the “Person” in Personalized Medicine: The Future of Patient-Centered Care in Radiation Oncology
- Radiology as the Point of Cancer Patient and Care Team Engagement: Applying the 4R Model at a Patient’s Breast Cancer Care Initiation
- Difficult Doctors, Difficult Patients: Building Empathy
- An Asynchronous Online Collaboration Between Radiologists and Patients: Harnessing the Power of Informatics to Design the Ideal Patient Portal
- Web Applications for Patient Communication
- Implications of Direct Patient Online Access to Radiology Reports Through Patient Web Portals
- Social Media and the Patient Experience
- Patient and Family Engagement in Research in Era 3
- Tale of Two Perspectives on Cancer: What I Wish I Knew Before Cancer — Radiologist and Patient Perspectives
What actions have you initiated—in listening, comforting and supporting the needs of patients and their families? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below and join the discussion on Engage (login required).