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What Do Patients Want? Honesty, Respect, Effective Communications

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I encourage you to watch the video and put into practice the tips and insights gleaned.

 

 

For related information on effective patient-provider relationships please see my previous posts:


Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit – A Rome Foundation/LogicNets® Strategic Partnership

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Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit –

A Rome Foundation/LogicNets® Strategic Partnership

The Rome Foundation in partnership with LogicNets®, producers of intelligent decision-support automation platforms, have developed the Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit, scheduled for release in May 2017. This intelligent software system addresses the sophistication and complexity of FGID diagnosis and treatment by providing an online resource to assist practitioners in achieving optimal clinical outcomes. It offers a powerful online and interactive approach for accessing the combination of the Rome IV Diagnostic Algorithms and the Rome IV Multidimensional Clinical Profile for FGIDs (MDCP) that were created by the Rome Foundation Board of Directors and the Rome IV chapter members, thus providing to the clinician advanced methods to diagnose and treat FGIDs. In addition, a select committee of expert clinicians from the Foundation’s Board of Directors have worked over the last two years to refine the information from these resources to create a unique platform to fit the intelligent software platform and will in the future be capable of being modified as new information accumulates. With all the content being incorporated into the intelligent software, the toolkit provides the most up-to-date compendium of clinical information in one place.

The program responds using its extensive database of information and then interactively guides practitioners through a series of questions that help shape the diagnostic and treatment pathways to offer the best options (Figure 2). Navigating the full range of the ROME IV diagnostic algorithms and MDCP treatment guidelines is unusually flexible, letting the user explore, select, and de-select different factors or decision points in any order. At each decision point, users have dynamic access to relevant informational resources to confirm their conclusions or to get enhanced guidance for providing accurate inputs. Furthermore, users can work with the program in real time in the care of their patients: to enter clinical information at one point in time and come back weeks later to update the database and move through new diagnostic or treatment pathways. The intelligent software program also continues to learn. When decision branches occur that contain uncertainties, the information will be made available to the board of experts who help modify the algorithm, to improve its performance. We believe that this program is truly an innovative leap that will aid practitioners around the world to successfully access Rome expertise, diagnose and treat patients, increase their own knowledge and credentials, and contribute to outcomes-based learning facilitated by the constantly learning system.

Figure 2. Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit (3 year license): $199.95; If ordered before May 10, 2017: $149.95. Special combo package of toolkit, MDCP and Algorithm books for $189.95 *Available at DDW in May 2017.

Toolkit Demo Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnEmIW6Zwpk&t=1s

 


Free Webinar: Stop Suffering – Learn How to Talk to Your Doctor for Better Health Outcomes

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April 24, 2017 8 PM EDT

Achieving Effective Patient-Provider Communication

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One of the greatest problems that emerges with continually decreasing amounts of time that clinicians can spend with patients include the inability to:

1) obtain sufficient high quality information about the illness and

2) have quality time to establish an effective patient-provider relationship.

This can result in inaccurate diagnoses and treatments as well as patient and physician dissatisfaction with each other and the very process of care.

This webinar is specifically designed for patients and features Douglas A. Drossman, MD, MACG, and one of his patients, Katie Errico, who recently published her health journey in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Register Now! Space is Limited

Dr. Drossman and Katie will discuss her case as an example of effective patient-provider communication and provide guidance, tips and insights on what you can do to better understand your symptoms and how best to communicate with your doctor on how they are impacting your quality of life so you can effectively work together to achieve symptom relief.

Objectives:

1. To learn methods that help to optimize a visit to a physician

2. To learn ways to self manage chronic pain and functional GI symptoms

3. To understand how effective communication improves the patient-provider relationship through presentation of a case history

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

Cost: Free

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Helpful Insights for Patients from a GI Doctor: Dr. Drossman Shares Tips with IFFGD

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Patient EducationCheck out “A Conversation with Douglas A. Drossman, MD” where I share insights on patient-centered care, the biopsychosocial approach to functional gastrointestinal disorders and finding a doctor for the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Health Disorders.
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Dr. Drossman Webinar Recording Available: “How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit”

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iStock_000016285548XSmallWhether you (or a loved one) have already been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or are struggling silently with gastrointestinal symptoms like abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea and are afraid or embarrassed to talk to your doctor, I offer the tips and information you need to make the most of your next doctor visit in this webinar designed especially for patients and sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), Rome Foundation and the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD).  Listen to the recording  “How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit.” 

 


Watch Dr. Drossman’s Latest Presentations on Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit and GI Risks of Pain Medication

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Watch Dr. 6-18-2014 1-18-06 PMDrossman’s  Presentations that he gave at the UNC Center for Functional and GI Motility Disorders Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders: A Symposium for Patients on June 22, 2014 at the  Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C.

 

Dr. Drossman joined other top U.S. experts on functional gastrointestinal disorders in giving  presentations designed to update patients on the current state of knowledge about treatments for these disorders.

Watch Dr. Drossman’s Presentations

How to make the most of a visit to your doctor
Chronic pain: What are the gastrointestinal risks of pain medications?

Visit fgidpatientupdate.com  for all expert updates on treatments for FGIDs presented during the June symposium for patients.