Family Planning Ahead aims to help people to make decisions about birth control after having a baby, and is an initiative of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College. Dr. Rachel Thompson is Principal Investigator of the trial.Learn More →
Preference Laboratory colleague & PhD candidate Peter Scalia had a fulfilling season coaching the Hanover Hockey Association’s Bantam Green team.Learn More →
Three years ago, with support from the Macy Foundation, Prof. Glyn Elwyn, a family doctor and researcher, and his colleagues at Dartmouth College set out to teach medicine, nursing, and physician assistant students how to better engage patients in health care decision-making.Learn More →
"Providing a healthy, warm meal for the residents of the Hixon House gives them one less thing to worry about during a tough time in their lives," says Lisa Sharp Grady about her volunteer work in the Upper Valley. "Every time we volunteer, I am rewarded with smiles and gratitude and with good conversations with people who have lives, jobs, and families that they care deeply about."Learn More →
Features research conducted by Glyn Elwyn, professor and senior scientist at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about how patients may be recording doctors office visits. “Patients are beginning to understand that they have a legitimate right to request a recording,” says Elwyn. - from Geisel NewsCenterLearn More →
The National Library of Medicine has awarded $1.4 million in funding to Professor Paul J. Barr and Dr. Saeed Hassanpour, in collaboration with IC3D and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester for the Open Recordings project over four years.
Between 40 – 80% of clinic visit information is forgotten immediately by patients, a significant impediment to self-management for older adults with multimorbidity that leads to poor health outcomes. The proposed research will integrate audio-recordings of clinic visits into a Personal Health Library (PHL), using data-science methods to link medical terms from the recording to trustworthy patient resources, which can be retrieved, organized, edited and shared by patients. It is expected that the Audio-PHL will be easy to use and highly utilized, making patients and caregivers more knowledgeable and confident of their health care needs and resulting in greater self-management capabilities.
Dr. Glyn Elwyn, a researcher at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and lead author of a recent JAMA editorial on patient recordings talks about the benefits of recording a visit with your doctor as well as some cautions to be aware of. Patients listen to the recordings whenever they need to recall what they discussed with the doctor, and they can give family members access to the recordings as well. It’s not a crazy idea, especially for older patients who may have hearing loss or struggle more than younger patients to recall information from doctors' visits.Learn More →
Preference Laboratory Researchers attended the 9th International Shared Decision Making conference at UNESCO World Heritage Center Lyon, France between July 2 and 5, 2017. The theme this year was Time to reflect on shared decision making: where are we now and where we want to be. This was a great event in the shared decision-making community working to improve care to patients and their families. This is an ideal event at which to make new professional acquaintances and to exchange ideas.Learn More →
If you are doctor, there is a good chance that at least one of your last 10 patients recorded their visit—either with or without permission. In a new JAMA article, Dartmouth Institute investigators on the Open Recordings Project look at the impact of this “new reality” on clinicians and patients and explain the often-confusing laws around recording clinical visits.Learn More →
By Tim Lahey and Glyn ElwynLearn More →