Paper Methodology

Print reading allow the Physicians and HCPs to slow down and give time to sophisticated deep reading processes, letting them discern truth, apply critical analysis, gauge inference, develop empathy, appreciate beauty to reach the knowledge and wisdom necessary to sustain a good Medical Practice.

Physicians noticed that there reading is quite different when online. They skim the text quickly, looking for keywords that might relate to what they are researching rather than settling in for a long read.
HCPs often print online articles so that I can read them in hard copy because I find that easier to concentrate on.

Low health literacy has a negative impact on a patient’s health status and use of the health care system. Patients with low health literacy levels cannot make decisions regarding their health care or follow instructions on medications and health maintenance behaviors. It is the health care provider’s responsibility to ensure that patients with low health literacy levels are identified and measures are taken to ensure those patients understand their options and instructions. To educate these patients, health care providers need to deliver resources that are easily understood and interview skills that can ensure patient comprehension. The prevalence of health literacy and its impact on patients and the health care system should be supported with supplemental literature at the appropriate level. The use of medical education tools and improved physician interview skills will establish a better physician/patient relationship and continue to encourage patient participation in the health care process.

Studies continue to reinforce that patients value health information materials in waiting rooms of family physicians, hospitals and that they perceive such materials as being helpful in improving patient-physician interaction, health-related knowledge, and self-management.

It was proved by the studies that poor patient education has a negative impact on clinical outcomes.

Solid paper patient education strategies are foundational to improved compliance and success with patient engagement initiatives. Numerous regulatory requirements—Meaningful Use, Value-Based Purchasing, and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program are many of the factors proving that paper still provides the highest level of service delivering materials and enriching the patient experience.

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