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Why should we Flip the Clinic?

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  • Because the clinic provides such a valuable interaction— and because there are so many ways to make it better.

  • Because new tools, technologies, and strategies will help us get more out of a 15-minute visit.

  • Because shifting the clinical environment will strengthen the relationship between patient and care provider.

  • Because our health depends on it.

  • Because providers would like to find more joy in their practice.

  • Because the clinic should be a more nurturing place for patients.

Comments
  • M. Swift on No. 14
    Patients need a personal doctor with personalized care so their caregiver csn decide if they really need to go to … read more

  • M. Swift on No. 11
    Patients view their doctor as a highly intelligent person. And when they come to the doctor's office they are … read more

  • Steve North on No. 11
    I see lots of patients at the local grocery store. I often do a "grocery cart biopsy" and see what … read more

  • Steve North on No. 11
    I feel the answer here is not so much about technology but about being present in the community. Much easier … read more

  • UCLAibd on No. 11
    Here at UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, we have “virtual visit” with patients at their homes or any other … read more

  • UCLAibd on No. 7
    Here at UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, we have a personalized online Wellness Program called eIBD. It is designed … read more

  • UCLAibd on No. 5
    Here at UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, we have a personalized online Wellness Program called eIBD. It is designed … read more

  • Shelley V. Adams on No. 14
    Nick, I agree the question of whether people would use an app for this purpose is absolutely key, but I … read more

  • femelmed on No. 2
    i like the questions, and i wish that employers and primary care providers were better connected. while a provider might … read more

  • Dr Greg Weidner on No. 11
    Support ongoing asynchronous communication with the healthcare team about goals, progress, barriers and wins. Use digital communication tools to enhance … read more

  • Julia Hallisy on No. 7
    My initial suggestion would be to consider changing the name of the flip as "handling" someone is not as useful … read more

  • Julia Hallisy on No. 4
    Providers could encourage their patients to prepare for visits using Patient Participation Forms from The Empowered Patient Coalition http://empoweredpatientcoalition.org/publications/patient-participation-forms. Our … read more

  • Thomas Goetz on No. 7
    Knowledge Prescriptions are something we think could go a long way, and could be adapted to many circumstances. Instead of … read more

  • Thomas Goetz on No. 14
    Great comments! Technology is definitely not a cure-all, and we have been wary, as we work on Flip the Clinic, … read more

  • Courtney on No. 7
    I think this is so true! I feel empowered when I go to the majority of my visits because … read more

  • DataScientistKeepin'ItReal on No. 14
    I think this is a good problem to solve, but this is an over-engineered solution. What about an old fashioned … read more

  • Nick on No. 23
    This is nothing short of inspirational. "Customer-owners are in control of how the system is designed and their individual health … read more

  • Cancergeek on No. 14
    First, I have to agree with Nick. Great points. Thanks to Susannah for highlighting this flip on Twitter. Next, I … read more

  • Nick on No. 14
    I love this flip. There are some really powerful things embedded in the Symcat idea. In particular, the idea of … read more

  • Susannah Fox on No. 14
    I shared this "flip" on Twitter and it generated quite a few responses. I'm hoping some folks will make the … read more

  • Susannah Fox on No. 14
    Symcat is intriguing, for sure, and would help the estimated 1 in 3 US adults who say they've gone online … read more

  • Jerry Doby on No. 7
    Read this from a patient's perspective...it is a great guide...thanks for sharing read more

  • Mark Salke on No. 7
    Knowledge prescriptions. What a great idea. Perfect for the empowered patient. read more

  • @hieditor on No. 7
    Check out components of our "health information prescription", the hix (hi views), on www.consumerhealthinfo.ca - so important to "upsell/market" everything … read more

  • Jo Ann Woodward N P on No. 11
    I believe in this idea. Many prenatal visits could be done in the home. In Nurse Practitioner school we … read more

  • Jo Ann Woodward N P on No. 11
    I really like this idea read more

  • Jo Ann Woodward N P on No. 7
    I love the knowledge prescription and will implement that this week read more

  • Jo Ann Woodward N P on No. 2
    How about bringing the service to the people. Health fairs , workplace service , and school based clinics are some … read more

  • Jo Ann Woodward N P on No. 26
    Nurses need permission from their agencies to enable their empowered skills. As a nurse I know I am part of … read more

  • Jo Ann Woodward N P on No. 7
    Nurse Practitioners are also part of the solution read more

  • Intake.me on No. 4
    On our biweekly #patientchats, we've talked to patients about their input on how they prepare for a doctor's visit. Here's … read more

  • @hieditor on No. 5
    Thanks Michael - really trying hard to find the best way to bring that "virtual bag of health info." to … read more

  • Michael Painter on No. 5
    hieditor--great resource and post. Thanks! Love the Information therapy idea. I wonder if others have great resources they might … read more

  • Susannah Fox on No. 3
    More "What if health care...?" dreams: https://storify.com/SusannahFox/what-if-health-care read more

  • Susannah Fox on No. 3
    This reminds me of a "What if health care...?" tweet that Becky Wolsk wrote: "What if more Americans accepted that … read more

  • @hieditor on No. 5
    We have created a hix (health information prescription) that we call the hi view - a one window view of … read more

  • Michael Painter on No. 5
    Hi (We can't see your name--so I can't respond with a personal greeting)--but I agree. This video is the one … read more

  • disqus_s18WFM2FBN on No. 2
    I like this....I would consider adding a line about food--- as this is so important to health. read more

  • disqus_s18WFM2FBN on No. 5
    Risk bites has a great video on HPV vaccine....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xnoTXzP0qs&feature=youtu.be read more

  • Michael Painter on No. 25
    Renee--three cheers for you--I completely agree. Everyone from consumers and patients to health professionals needs to understand the cost … read more

  • Michael Painter on No. 25
    Wyatt--more great stuff. I wonder if there's a Flip in your comment that's worth proposing... Consider it. read more

  • Michael Painter on No. 25
    Wyatt-Great comments--I (and more importantly others) agree with you. See the conversation over at Flip 19, How do you … read more

  • Michael Painter on No. 19
    Michele and Sherry--those are both fantastic examples of smart practices using design thinking to change the clinic--flip it from waiting … read more

  • Wayne Caswell on No. 2
    I like the wellness survey and Susannah's response. And I like seeing Sleep at the top, because of its association … read more

  • jcussi on No. 6
    Have to agree about a peer group as resources--great listening to their stories and encouragement and feeling empowered to be … read more

  • Michele Geiger-Bronsky on No. 19
    The Wellness Center of Door County was built with clients in mind...from the moment the front door opened, the setting … read more

  • ssherlock on No. 6
    F= Find out what is wrong L= Learn all you can about your illness I = Illicit others for support in decision … read more

  • Jodi Sperber on No. 6
    I would take all of what Susannah said and go a little broader, shortening her suggested statement to simply "find … read more

  • Karen Fitzpatrick on No. 4
    Who disinfects them? read more

  • Susannah Fox on No. 6
    I would add "find others who share your condition." The most exciting innovation of the connected health era is people … read more