Scanning the Headlines: Patient Centeredness

 Updated on February 20, 2015

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Morrison, I.  (2015, Jan. 6).  The American health care consumer.  H&HN Daily.  Retrieved from:

Day, M.S., Hutzler, L.H., Karia, R., Vangsness, K., Setia, N., and Bosco, J.A., III. (2014, Dec.). Hospital-acquired conditions after orthopedic surgery do not affect patient satisfaction scores. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 36(6), 33-40. 

Lee, T.H. (2014, Dec.). Why patient loyalty matters: and how to enhance it. HFM. Healthcare Financial Management. 68(12), 68-72. 

McLarigan, L., Mader, D., Larabie, S.E., Gokey, L., and Leitsch, M. (2014, Dec.) Why not a patient care bundle? Improving patient and family satisfaction by bundling evidence-based best practices at the bedside. Nurse Leader, 12(6), 45-48. 

Stempniak, M. (2014, Dec.). Engaging the community to improve care. H&HN. Hospitals & Health Networks;88(12), 42-45.

Stempniak, M. (2014, Nov.-Dec.). Patients as planning partners: hospitals that bring consumers into decision-making see big benefits. Trustee, 67(10),15-16, 21-22.

Aiello, M.  (2014, Nov. 19).  No employee satisfaction, no patient-centered culture.  HealthLeaders Media.  Retrieved from:

Covert, M.H. (2014, Fall). The hospital of the future: The vision, the journey, the reality. Frontiers of Health Services Management, 31(1), 18-30.

Menefee, K.S. (2014, Nov.). The Menefee model for patient-focused interdisciplinary team collaboration. JONA. Journal of Nursing Administration. 44(11), 598-605.

Scott-Spaulding, M. (2014, Nov.). Customer service excellence: How ES can create positive patient experiences. Health Facilities Management, 27(11), 44-46.

Commins, J.  (2014, October 1).   'Drive-by-doctoring' schemes stick patients with debt.  HealthLeaders Media.  Retrieved from

McClelland, L.E., and Vogus, T.J. (2014, Oct.). Compassion practices and HCAHPS: does rewarding and supporting workplace compassion influence patient perceptions? HSR. Health Services Research, 49(5),1670-1683. 

Schaffrinna, M. (2014, Oct.). Examining patient engagement. HealthLeaders, 17(8), 8, 10. 

Hidinger, Z, and Nelson, K. (2014, Oct).  The Impact of Organizational Culture Training on Patient-Provider Communication: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare . Beryl Institute.  Retrived from:

Johns Hopkins names first patient experience officer. (2014, Sept. 22). Modern Healthcare, 44(38), 32. 

McKinney, M. (2014, Sept. 15). Engaging patients at Intermountain. Modern Healthcare, 44(37), 27.

Wyatt, R. Teach a Patient to Fish - Part 1 of a series on patient engagement. Joint Commission Physician Blog, Sept. 3, 2014.

Consolver, P., and Phillips, S. (2014, Sept.). Enhancing the revenue cycle experience for patients. HFM. Healthcare Financial Management, 68(9), 72-74, 76, 78. 

Ferenc, J. (2014, Sept.) Quest for quiet leads to a patient kit that’s making some noise. Health Facilities Management, 27(9), 7. 

What do we mean by ‘patient engagement’? (2014, Sept.). Managed Care, 23(9), 15. 

Stempniak, M. (2014, Sept.). Treating the patient’s voice as a strategic imperative. H&HN. Hospitals & Health Networks, 88(9), 38-40, 42.

Mastro, K.A., Flynn, L., and Preuster, C. (2014, September).  Patient- and family-centered care: a call to action for new knowledge and innovation. JONA. The Journal of Nursing Administration. 44(9):446-451. 

Hopkins, D. (2014, September).  Can we agree on the patient experience never event? Association for Patient Experience e-Newsletter. Retrieved from

Patient safety, satisfaction rise to top of priority list. (2014, September). OR Manager, 30(9), 11-13, 15. 

Weinick, R.M., Quigley, D.D., and others. (2014, September). Use of CAHPS patient experience surveys to assess the impact of health care innovations. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 40(9), 418-427.

Manas, J.  Should patients be accountable for poor health choices?  Managed Healthcare Executive.  Aug. 4, 2014.

Patient Experience Transformation:  Engaged Patients, Measurable Standards.  HealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 2014.

Marino, P.  The powerful voice of the consumer.  Spectrum:4-5, July-Aug. 2014. 

Letourneau, R. (2014, July-August). Better HCAHPS scores protect revenue. HealthLeaders.  17(6),60, 62-63. 

Zeis, M. (2014, July-August). Connecting patient engagement and patient experience. HealthLeaders. 17(6), 30-34.

Reducing temperature variations for patient rooms.  Inside ASHE:55-56, Summer 2014. 

Kenney, L.  HCAHPS, patient experience, and ACA.  Inside ASHE:30, 32-33, Summer 2014.

Mohammed, K., and others. Creating a Patient-Centered Health Care Delivery System: A Systematic Review of Health Care Quality From the Patient Perspective.   American Journal of Medical Quality, first published online, July 31, 2014.  

Reilly, B.  Don't learn on me - are teaching hospitals patient-centered?  New England Journal of Medicine.  371:293-295, July 24, 2014.

Herman, G., and Biddulph-Krentar, B. The quiet hospital; Inspira Health Network is using communications technology to reduce noise and boost patient satisfaction. H&HN Daily, July 15, 2014.

Price, R., and others.  Examining the role of patient experience surveys in measuring health care quality.  Medical Care Research and Review.  July 15, 2014.

Keckley, P.  Time to get serious about patient satisfaction.  H&HN.  July 7, 2014.

Manary, M., and others. Organizational Characteristics and Patient Experiences With Hospital Care: A Survey Study of Hospital Chief Patient Experience Officers. American Journal of Medical Quality, first published online June 20, 2014.   

Rafferty, M.O., and Grey, K. (2014, June). Beyond patient experience surveys: leveraging social media to glean patient feedback. Nurse Leader, 12(3), 31-35.

Carlin, C.S.  Patient loyalty in a mature IDS market: is population health management worth it?  Health Services Research.  49(3):1011-1033, June 2014.

Interview: In conversation with…Dave deBronkhart (“e-Patient Dave”). Web M&M [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality], June 2014.

Kurusz, P. (2014, May-June). Matrix connects Catholic principles to patient experience. Health Progress, 95(3), 41-43. 

Minnigh, T. (2014, May-June). Patient satisfaction and quality in bedside imaging. Radiology Management, 36(3), 9-10.

Cahnman, S.  Designing for the patient experience.  Healthcare Design.  May 28, 2014.

Rickert, J.  Measuring patient satisfaction:  A bridge between patient and physician perceptions of care.  Health Affairs.  May 9, 2014.

Stein, S., and others. Patients’ Perceptions of Care Are Associated With Quality of Hospital Care: A Survey of 4605 Hospitals. American Journal of Medical Quality, first published on Apr. 16, 2014.

Nolan, C.  Patients at the center.  Trustee.  67(4):34-35, Apr. 2014. 

Paciotti, B., Roberts, K.E., and others.  Physician attitudes toward family-activity medical emergency teams for hospitalized children.  The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  40(4):187-192, Apr. 2014.

Messinger, B.  Content is king and connections are queen but patient experiences rule.  Marketing Health Services.  34(1):20-23, Spring 2014.

Mosher, D. (2014, Spring). A framework for patient-centered care coordination. Healthcare Management Forum, 27(15), S37-S40. 

Cretella, G., and Nicholas, W.M. (2014, March-April). Digital radiography and accountable care. Radiology Management, 36(2), 32-36. 

Cheney, C.  Payers detail strategies that drive consumer satisfaction.  HealthLeaders Media.  Mar. 13, 2014.

NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Roundtable on Consumer Engagement in Patient Safety. Safety Is Personal: Partnering With Patients and Families for the Safest Care.  Boston, MA: National Patient Safety Foundation; Mar. 2014.

Dempsey, C., Reilly, B., and Buhlman, N.  Improving the patient experience.  JONA. The Journal of Nursing Administration;44(3):142-151, Mar. 2014. 

Letcher, D.C., and Nelson, M.L.  Creating a culture of caring: a partnership bundle.  JONA. The Journal of Nursing Administration;44(3):175-186, Mar. 2014. 

Mathias, J.  Rounding tool off to a good start in improving patient satisfaction.  OR Manager;30(3):1, 6, 8-9, Mar. 2014. 

Alemi, F, and Jasper, H.  An alternative to satisfaction surveys: let the patients talk.  Quality Management in Health Care;23(1):10-19, Jan.-Mar. 2014.

Quality Field Notes: Engaging Patients Improves Health and Health Care. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Feb. 28, 2014.

Your not-so-secret weapon to transform care.  H&HN.  Feb. 11, 2014.

Cherry, A.  Why patient experience is so important.  The Journal of Healthcare Contracting. 11(1):46, Feb. 2014.

Huppertz, J.W., and Smith, R.  The value of patients’ handwritten comments on HCAHPS surveys.  Journal of Healthcare Management;59(1):31-48, Jan.-Feb. 2014.

Wolf, J.  Patient experience about much more than smiles.  Jan. 22, 2014.

Frampton, S.  Sharing the treatment decisions.  H&HN Daily.  Jan. 16, 2014.

Prospering by standardizing processes and improving the patient experience. (2014, January 13). Modern Healthcare. 44(2), 28-29.

Clark, C.  NFP groups release CA patient experience rankings.  HealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 9, 2014.

Walker, J., and others.  The road toward fully transparent medical records.  New England Journal of Medicine.  370:6-8, Jan. 2, 2014. 

Main, T., and Slywotzky, A.  (2014).  The Patient-to-Consumer Revolution.  Chicago:  Oliver Wyman.


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