Cost: $200 (nonmember, $380)
Sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Eastern Atlantic Region, Pacific Northwest Region, Greater Midwest Region, South Central Region, Middle Atlantic Region, Consumer and Patient Health Section of MLA, Hospital Libraries Section of MLA, Cancer Librarians Section, and BMJ Publishing Group
Libraries and librarians have long been providing services and health information to patients and their families in the health care setting and in the community. With health care reform and the increasing complexity of the entire health care system, the move toward patient-centered care has reached the consciousness of almost every health care professional and institution.
"The Patient Experience and Engagement: Improving Patient-Centered Care One Person at a Time Symposium" is designed for librarians and other information professionals working with patients, case managers, consumers, and librarians on clinical care and health education teams. Through this symposium, participants will gain a better understanding of the many definitions of patient engagement and discuss and explore new and existing methods of how to connect the public and providers with quality health information resources and tools, including the Patient Engagement Framework (www.nationalehealth.org/patient-engagement-framework/).
This half-day-long symposium will consist of:
Go to www.mla2014symposium.libguides.com/patientengagement/ for additional information.
Steve Wilkins, author, Mind the Gap, http://mindthegap.smarthealthmessaging.com/