AMA seeking innovative hospital communication programs
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 21, 2005
The American Medical Association is looking to recognize hospitals that have successfully implemented innovative approaches to communicate with populations at risk for poor outcomes due to ineffective communication during encounters with the health care system.
These include patients who speak little or no English, those with low health literacy or those whose cultural groups might not share mainstream health beliefs.
Selected hospitals will be acknowledged on the AMA Web site and serve as models in the development of quality-improvement measures for patient-centered communication. To nominate a hospital, send an email to [email protected]" target="_blank">link by March 4.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/02/21/prbf0221.htm.