We believe that patients are at the heart of health care. Treating patients with respect, hearing and valuing their concerns, and involving them in decisions about their care is the foundation of the National Quality Strategy (NQS) and the “triple aim” of improving care, health, and cost of care.
While patient-centered care is about the actions of the physician and other health care providers, patient engagement is about the action of patients regarding their own care.
The patient must be at the center of clinical care. CME Outfitters actively inserts the patient voice into our education by accessing a large social community of patients and health activists to cater to the specific needs of the patient. That is why we have created this page of patient resources, so that you, the clinician, can share these resources, or this webpage with your patients to help them be active in their care.
In alignment with the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), this resource page is here to provide patients information they can use to make decisions that reflect their desired health outcomes.
CMEO wants to help you, the patient, easily locate resources such as info graphics, patient stories, clinical guides, frequently asked questions, etc. that pertain specifically to your health concerns. We understand the value of having access to free, credible health resources with the click of the button, and we hope you can find what you’re looking for here.
On this page you will find a variety of electronic resources, from a variety of different sources that exist to help improve your life! If there are specific resources you are looking for that are not listed here, please feel free to contact us for help by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
*CMEO is not responsible for the content of linked resources.
Patient Resources – Multiple Sclerosis
CME Outfitters has designed these videos, resources, and tools to address frequently asked questions and to help patients increase their knowledge about their MS. It is our goal that the education will contribute to improved and informed discussions between patients and health care providers in the management of MS.
Patient Resources – Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease
Patient Resources – Remain Calm, Stay Safe, Be Prepared: Developing and Implementing a Seizure Action Plan
A report from the Institute of Medicine – Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding:
Komaragiri A, Detyniecki K, Hirsch LJ. Seizure clusters: A common, understudied and
undertreated phenomenon in refractory epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2016;59:83-86. PMID: 27116535.
• American Epilepsy Society: www.aesnet.org
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Epilepsy: www.cdc.gov/epilepsy
• Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy: www.cureepilepsy.org/home.asp
• Epilepsy Foundation: www.epilepsyfoundation.org
Sample Seizure Action Plans
• My Seizure Plan: www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/myseizureplan.pdf
• Seizure Action Plan for School-aged Children from the Epilepsy Foundation:
• My Epilepsy Diary:
A new Seizure Diary will launch in late 2015, with the ability to track not only routine medications, but also rescue medications
• International League Against Epilepsy: www.ilae-epilepsy.org
• National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/epilepsy.htm
Hepatitis B Infection
Living with Hepatitis B, An Interactive Learning Guide for Acute and Chronic Infection
ProPatient is a free, online educational program about hepatitis B virus infection (Hep B) focused on patients and caregivers. Clinicians may recommend that their patients with hepatitis B, families, or caregivers view this program.
What is psoriatic arthritis?
National Psoriasis Foundation
Flu Season Tips for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriasis or gout? Learn how to tell the difference
General information about how to be an involved patient, information about antibiotics, patient awareness links, toolkits, and patient stories
NY Times Patient Voices
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How To Use Antibiotics Wisely
Patient Guide to Personal Medical Decisions
Preparing For an Appointment: Questions To Ask Your Doctor http://my.clevelandclinic.org/patients-visitors/prepare-appointment/questions-to-ask-your-doctor