Tag Archives: Patient

The importance of patient education before surgery

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. For years, research and common belief have supported the concept that patient education alters patient behavior and improves patient outcomes. For instance, lifestyle changes, implemented after improved physician-patient engagement and education, have demonstrated clinical benefits in a wide range of chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular… Read More »

Epic and Humana partner to enhance patient, provider and payer collaboration

Electronic health record kingpin Epic and insurance giant Humana have announced an agreement that will integrate technologies to enhance patient, provider and payer access to health information. Humana is the first national healthcare insurer to collaborate with Epic to bring together patients, providers and payers to forward value-based care, the companies said. What happened? Epic… Read More »

French court says doctors must resume life support for paralyzed patient

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man’s life support against his parents’ will. The fate of Vincent Lambert has renewed a fierce debate over the right to die that… Read More »