communication

An older person's hands holding a pen and writing a letter.

Advocates strive to revive ‘dying art’ of letter writing and improve human relationships

When was the last time you sent a handwritten letter to a friend or loved one, or received one in the mail? Before the digital age, it was common to receive a handwritten letter from a pen pal, a postcard from overseas, or annual handwritten Christmas cards. But text messages, emails, memes, social media and …

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Main administrative challenges for 2023: Communication with patients

Main administrative challenges for 2023: Communication with patients

Administrative challenge #3 that medical practices will face in 2023. Editor’s Note: Each year, Medical Economics® asks our physician readers what challenges they face in their practice. And every year, we get the same answer as challenge number one: administrative burdens. For our first issue of 2023, we decided to try to clarify what some …

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Communication protocols exist for a reason

An excerpt from The Mumbo Jumbo Fix: A Survival Guide to Effective Doctor-Patient-Nurse Communication. Team building is a popular health trend. It promotes cooperation, trust and respect, improves communication and improves patient outcomes. Most of the time. But the camaraderie and familiarity of working with the same group of people can lead to an unappreciated …

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The integral role of communication in well-being at work

The integral role of communication in well-being at work

Mobile apps, fitness trackers, wellness days, and financial health training – workplace wellness is a hot topic of discussion today. Across the United States, companies are investing in wellness initiatives. Additionally, major health organizations such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Health have released guidelines to help organizations …

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Winning Secrets: Pacific Cross Insurance's 3-year journey from a silo mentality to one that embraces unity

Winning Secrets: Pacific Cross Insurance’s 3-year journey from a silo mentality to one that embraces unity

“Communication is key to ensuring that we reach everyone, leaving no one behind, in terms of the development, security and safety of our employees,” says Wolfgang Droste, CEO of Pacific Cross Group. Pacific Cross Insurance specializes in the medical, travel, HMO and personal accident insurance market. Headquartered in the Philippines and with sister companies in …

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How to take advantage of information and communication technologies to improve mental health?

How to take advantage of information and communication technologies to improve mental health?

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a 25% increase in the prevalence of mental disorders, particularly anxiety and depression worldwide, according to a 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) report. explanations given for this increase included unexpected levels of stress caused by social isolation during the pandemic. Additionally, limitations in people’s ability to work and seek …

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