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LATEST BLOG ARTICLES
It is time that self-management and associated concepts become the default position of health care systems
Self-management and self-care have been part of policy in many European health care systems for many years now. The NHS in England has now adopted a comprehensive model to make self-management part of everyday care. Jim Phillips, Executive Director for CEmPaC (www.cempac.org), who oversaw the implementation of the NHS Expert Patient Programme shares insights from the NHS and reflects on 20 years of development in the NHS.
It is of paramount importance to call stakeholders to action at macro-, meso-, and micro-levels to promote and support self-management as a base strategy in health planning for coping with COVID-19 during and after the lockdown periods.
LATEST SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
The Promise of Electronic Health Records to Promote Shared Decision Making: A Narrative Review and a Look Ahead
Electronic health records (EHRs) can support shared decision making (SDM) at every stage of the process. Kuo et al. conducted a literature review revealing that few EHRs have integrated SDM. They refer to a model that suggest different ways various EHR modalities can be used at each step of SDM.