ABOUT THIS COURSE:
Todays health care model is one that is increasingly focused on cost, quality, experience and the health (not disease) of populations. Payment models are shifting to ones that reward improved care and outcomes, and organizational structures are moving towards integrated care, PCMHs, ACOs where everyone becomes accountable for patient outcomes. Patient behavior is part of the critical path to improved health and clinical outcomes including adherence to treatment recommendations, medications, and healthy lifestyle choices. Poor self-management including poor adherence to medical treatment contributes significantly to increased rates of hospitalization, rehospitalizations, mortality and morbidity. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that patients who are more actively involved in their health care experience better health outcomes and incur lower costs. As a result, many public and private health care organizations are employing strategies around patient engagement, activation, and those things that people can do to improve their health and adherence to medical recommendations. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach that addresses ambivalence to change. It is a person-centered, guiding method of communication to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. The strategies of MI are more collaborative than coercive, more supportive than directive, and the overall goal is to increase the persons intrinsic motivation so that change arises from within rather than being imposed from without. Join this highly interactive and skills-based series to build your skills in engaging patients and families through Motivational Interviewing. Disclosures: Jody Hereford MS, BSN, MINT has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.