Caring for a loved one can be challenging. Knowing which health care information to trust can be overwhelming. The Treatment Options Initiative helps you to understand the treatment options for many common illnesses. Learn more from the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Patients play a critical role in their own healthcare, yet they are often afraid to speak up and ask questions of their healthcare providers. In this video, viewers will learn why communicating with their healthcare team is critical to getting the best care and outcomes for themselves, particularly if there is some procedure or medicine with which they are unfamiliar. They will also learn why it's important to choose a family member or close friend who can speak on their behalf in the hospital if they are unable to express their wishes themselves.
Knowing the facts about different treatment options can lead to better health care. Your current treatment could be the best one for you - or maybe there is something better. The Treatment Options Initiative makes it easy to explore and compare your options, learn about side effects, and prepare to talk to your healthcare team.
As a patient, you have the right to be informed about and make decisions regarding your care. You also have the right to care that is free from discrimination, as well as the right to have a patient advocate. In Speak Up™ For Your Rights, learn about the different rights you have as a patient.
In this animated video, you'll meet Marge Popple, who learns why it's important to write down questions about her health, share a list of medications with the doctor, and fully understand everything that is explained during a visit to the doctor's office.
Only 1 in 3 adults receive all the recommended health-screening measures. Despite the clear benefits associated with early disease detection many patients put off what can be life saving tests. The program "Tests That Can Save Your Life" stresses the importance of early disease detection through medical screening. Routine testing can find underlying health problems before they become apparent. In doing so, the patient's chance of survival becomes greater. Learn the medical screening guidelines issued by The American Academy of Family Physicians and find out who should be screened earlier than recommended.
There are screening tests useful in detecting heart disease and diabetes. In Part 3, find out what patients need to know.
The first in a series of new animated Speak Up™ videos that encourage patients to speak up and be active participants in their health care.
Watch this video to learn how to sign up for a patient portal, how to use it and the benefits of using one.