Corporate Compliance

Pay-Per-View: An increasing focus on patient-centered care

Compliance Monitor, January 2, 2008

The healthcare environment is being altered by a movement toward patient empowerment. Consumers are becoming increasingly involved in their care, which means that patient-provider relationships must change.

"Patient-centered care puts the patient in the middle of how care is designed and provided. It provides patients with access to their medical information and empowers them to be active participants in care decisions and in the daily management of their health and illnesses," says Teresa Zayas Cabán, PhD, senior manager of health IT at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Rockville, MD.

To find out more, order the pay-per-view article An increasing focus on patient-centered care. The cost is $10. Subscribers to the online version of Strategies for Health Care Compliance have free access to this article. Subscribers to the print edition can find it in their most recent issue.

You can read this article and much more in Strategies for Health Care Compliance. Read tips on HIPAA, as well as compliance and auditing strategies.

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