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  • Title: American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: .. Contact Us.. |.. Your Cart.. Sign In.. Register.. Home.. Who We Are.. Mission/Vision.. Benefits of Improved Communication.. AACH video.. Board of Directors.. Executive Committee.. AACH Bylaws.. Staff List.. Education.. On-site Communication Courses.. Faculty.. Facilitator-In-Training Program.. Introduction.. Program Structure.. Choosing a Guide.. Opportunities & Resources.. Evaluation & Assessment.. A Caution about Time.. Appendices.. Suggested Reading List.. The People.. FIT Program '13.. FIT Application '13.. Application Process.. Courses and Conferences.. ENRICH Course.. International Conference.. Winter Course.. Research and Teaching Forum.. DocCom: Online Education.. Membership.. Join Us.. Member Login.. Member Search.. Renew Your Membership.. Refer a Friend.. Awards & Fellowship.. Fellowship.. Putnam Scholars.. Engel & Payer Awards.. Volunteer.. Connect.. Facebook.. Twitter.. LinkedIn.. YouTube.. SlideShare.. Related Links.. Online Store.. Donate.. Publications.. Medical Encounter.. Submission Guidelines.. Editorial Content.. Advertising Rates.. ME Current Issue.. Archive.. Smith's Patient-Centered Interviewing.. PEC.. The Scope.. President's Letter.. Current.. Patient Stories.. Site Search.. Upcoming AACH Events:.. Winter Course: Change Is in the Air.. February 16-21, 2014.. Franciscan Renewal Center.. Scottsdale, Arizona.. ENRICH: Communicating and learning in highly effective  ...   American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) has been in the forefront of research and teaching relationship-centered healthcare communication.. If you are looking for ways to improve patient safety, interdisciplinary teamwork, patient satisfaction scores, or just want to work on individual communication skills, AACH can help.. AACH improves healthcare through education, research, and practice that focuses on communication and relationships with patients, families, and healthcare teams.. American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.. 201 E.. Main Street, Suite 1405.. Lexington, KY 40507.. Phone: 859-514-9150.. Fax: 859-514-9207.. Email:.. info@aachonline.. org.. Copyright 2013.. more.. Latest News.. 10/8/2013.. FACULTY POSITION AVAILABLE IN CANCER COMMUNICATION.. 9/18/2013.. Job Posting: CAQH Director of Marketing and Communications.. 8/23/2013.. Texas A&M Seeks Health Communication Specialist.. 7/8/2013.. Why Public Health is Important.. Calendar.. The upcoming calendar is currently empty.. Click here to view past events and photos.. HOME.. Who we are.. Industry News.. EDUCATION.. On-site communication.. Courses.. ENRICH.. FIT Program.. 2012 American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.. 859.. 514.. 9150.. Association Management Software Powered by.. YourMembership.. com.. ::.. Legal/Privacy..

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  • Title: American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: Print to Page.. If you have any questions about the site, please feel free to contact us.. We are always looking for ways to better serve our members -.. YOU.. are important to us!.. First Name.. *.. Last Name.. Address.. City.. Country.. PLEASE SELECT.. United States.. Afghanistan.. Åland Islands.. Albania.. Algeria.. American Samoa.. Andorra.. Angola.. Anguilla.. Antarctica.. Antigua and Barbuda.. Argentina.. Armenia.. Aruba.. Australia.. Austria.. Azerbaijan.. Bahamas.. Bahrain.. Bangladesh.. Barbados.. Belarus.. Belgium.. Belize.. Benin.. Bermuda.. Bhutan.. Bolivia.. Bosnia and Herzegovina.. Botswana.. Bouvet Island.. Brazil.. British Indian Ocean Territory.. Brunei.. Bulgaria.. Burkina Faso.. Burundi.. Cambodia.. Cameroon.. Canada.. Cape Verde.. Cayman Islands.. Central African Republic.. Chad.. Chile.. China.. Christmas Island.. Cocos (Keeling) Islands.. Colombia.. Comoros.. Congo.. Congo, The Democratic Republic of the.. Cook Islands.. Costa Rica.. Côte d'Ivoire.. Croatia.. Cuba.. Curaçao.. Cyprus.. Czech Republic.. Denmark.. Djibouti.. Dominica.. Dominican Republic.. Ecuador.. Egypt.. El Salvador.. England.. Equatorial Guinea.. Eritrea.. Estonia.. Ethiopia.. Falkland Islands (Malvinas).. Faroe Islands.. Fiji.. Finland.. France.. French Guiana.. French Polynesia.. French Southern Territories.. Gabon.. Gambia.. Georgia.. Germany.. Ghana.. Gibraltar.. Greece.. Greenland.. Grenada.. Guadeloupe.. Guam.. Guatemala.. Guernsey.. Guinea.. Guinea-Bissau.. Guyana.. Haiti.. Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands.. Honduras.. Hong Kong.. Hungary.. Iceland.. India.. Indonesia.. Iran.. Iraq.. Ireland.. Isle of Man.. Israel..  ...   Islands.. Norway.. Oman.. Pakistan.. Palau.. Palestinian Territory.. Panama.. Papua New Guinea.. Paraguay.. Peru.. Philippines.. Pitcairn.. Poland.. Portugal.. Puerto Rico.. Qatar.. Reunion.. Romania.. Russia.. Rwanda.. Saint Barthélemy.. Saint Helena.. Saint Kitts and Nevis.. Saint Lucia.. Saint Martin.. Saint Pierre and Miquelon.. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.. Samoa.. San Marino.. Sao Tome and Principe.. Saudi Arabia.. Scotland.. Senegal.. Serbia.. Seychelles.. Sierra Leone.. Singapore.. Slovak Republic.. Slovenia.. Solomon Islands.. Somalia.. South Africa.. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.. South Sudan.. Spain.. Sri Lanka.. Sudan.. Suriname.. Svalbard and Jan Mayen.. Swaziland.. Sweden.. Switzerland.. Syria.. Taiwan.. Tajikistan.. Tanzania.. Thailand.. Timor-Leste.. Togo.. Tokelau.. Tonga.. Trinidad and Tobago.. Tunisia.. Turkey.. Turkmenistan.. Turks and Caicos Islands.. Tuvalu.. Uganda.. Ukraine.. United Arab Emirates.. United Kingdom.. United States Minor Outlying Islands.. Uruguay.. Uzbekistan.. Vanuatu.. Vatican City.. Venezuela.. Vietnam.. Virgin Islands, British.. Virgin Islands, U.. S.. Wales.. Wallis and Futuna.. Western Sahara.. Yemen.. Zambia.. Zimbabwe.. State.. (Reset).. Postal Code.. Phone.. Email Address.. Email Address.. |0">.. Comments.. Validation Code:.. Answer this simple math question to confirm you are a human:.. Get New Math Question.. Remember Me.. Forgot your password?.. Haven't registered yet?.. 4/17/2013.. Now Accepting 2013 DocCom Curriculum Award Applications.. Featured Members.. CONFERENCES.. Forum.. ICCH.. On-site Communication C.. ourses..

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  • Title: American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: Welcome to our online community.. There are security features built in to our site for your protection.. In order for you to access this portion of the site you must first register and be approved.. If you are not a member of the site yet, please register - we'd love for you to be part of our online community!.. Click here to reset your password.. Click here to Register..

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  • Title: Who We Are - American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: Edit This Favorite.. Name:.. Category:.. Share:.. Yes.. No, Keep Private.. Who We Are.. The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH).. has dedicated more than 30 years to research, education, and professional standards in patient-clinician communication.. Its goal is to change the practice of healthcare by helping clinicians and patients, and learners and teachers relate more effectively.. AACH has.. its.. roots in the Task Force on the Medical Interview, which was formed in 1978; AACH was officially organized in 1993 by the leadership of the task force  ...   the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare to better signify its inclusion of all disciplines.. Conferences such as the Research and Teaching Forum and the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare provide the healthcare community with a venue to share the latest research in healthcare communication and professional networking.. The ENRICH Course (Enriching Relationships and Communication in Healthcare), as well as one-day courses, provide opportunities to learn and improve communications skills through large and small group activities.. American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.. 9207.. Professionally managed by:..

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  • Title: Mission/Vision - American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: Mission/Vision.. Mission Statement:.. AACH accomplishes this through:.. Focusing on strengths, resources and needs of patients, clinicians and other professionals - both as unique individuals and in relationships to one another.. Developing skills that integrate biological, psychosocial and social domains.. Applying existing scholarship from multiple disciplines and developing new knowledge through research.. Promoting collaborative relationships between clinicians and patients, teachers and learners, and other involved professionals.. Incorporating core values of respect, empathy and genuineness in human relationships and the importance of self-awareness in all activities.. Vision Statement:.. The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare will be known for improving relationships and communication among patients, families, clinicians and all members of healthcare teams.. Basic Beliefs We Share as an Organization.. 1.. AACH believes that the major medium of healthcare is the healing human relationship among providers and patients.. We believe that benefits of our biotechnical services are severely limited without a highly performing interpersonal delivery system.. 2.. AACH believes in the highest quality, most fully accessible and cost-effective healthcare for all.. 3.. AACH believes that relationship skills, communication skills, and  ...   in learner-centered methods of teaching and coaching, facilitating discovery of learning needs and preferred learning styles.. 7.. AACH leaders and teachers live the relationship-centered human values we teach, with each other in the organization and in our interactions with clients and interested others; we strive to remain curious about and respectful of all forms of diversity that our individual experiences bring to our relationships.. 8.. AACH is committed to evidence-based practice in healthcare and teaching, grounded in highest quality research that continually informs our work.. 9.. AACH believes it essential to assertively recruit under-represented minorities into our organization, to assist in the training of under-represented minority healthcare workers, and to reduce healthcare disparities.. 10.. AACH is committed to human relationships grounded in integrity, congruence, transparency, empathy and unconditional positive regard.. 11.. As a non-profit human service organization, AACH adheres to a clear mission and assures that resources are used on mission-centered activities.. Our basic beliefs were developed by participants at the 2009 Winter Course and edited by the Executive Committee and updated in 2011.. We invite your.. comments..

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  • Title: Benefits of Improved Communication - American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: Benefits of Improved Communication.. Enhancing Communication Skills.. The research is very clear that communication and relationships issues are critical to patient care and have multiple influences on outcomes.. Communication and relationship have been demonstrated to have an impact on patients’ experience of care, patients’ experience of care, improved patient adherence to treatment regimens, clinical outcomes and quality, patient safety, teamwork, cultural sensitivity, and reduce medical malpractice risk.. We offer customized programs to improve patient safety by improving communication.. Also, explore our.. on-site communication courses.. delivered on location, our.. ENRICH summer course.. , our.. conferences.. , or online learning with DocCom.. Patient Safety.. Patient safety is one of the nation's most pressing health care challenges.. A 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.. hospitals each year as the result of lapses in patient safety.. Also, explore our on-site communication courses delivered on location, our ENRICH summer course, our conferences, or online learning with DocCom.. Quality Improvement.. Take advantage of our experience in designing and teaching: specialized, tailored-to-your needs courses, resources and workshops to enhance healthcare communication.. We offer customized programs to improve quality and patient experiences by improving communication.. Managing Medical Malpractice Risk.. In our workshops, we teach evidenced-based techniques to reduce the incidence of error and improve interactions between patients, clinicians and staff.. We focus on risk preventions skills before the event occurs, during the event and dealing with the aftermath of rebuilding trust.. National data indicate communication and relationship issues are central to clinician-patient interactions and interactions in clinical teams and both have a significant  ...   We offer customized programs to improve teamwork[LC1] and interprofessional collaboration by improving communication.. [LC1]Link directly to the team skill building flier.. Disruptive Behavior Improvement.. Is bad behavior between doctors and nurses healthcare's dirty little secret? When 97.. 4% of those surveyed by the American College of Physician Executives report that their healthcare organization experiences behavior problems with doctors and nurses, it is not much of a secret.. We offer customized programs utilizing an appreciative approach for the unique situations involving cases of disruptive behaviors or needs for remediation.. Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).. The AACH focus on personal awareness and improved leadership and team building skills was recently reinforced by an important initial summary of the results of the AAFP National Demonstration Project.. The evaluation team made the following observations about attempts to transform traditional practices into medical homes.. *.. The need for team facilitation – "The intense pace and magnitude of change soon revealed and exacerbated deeper dysfunction within the relationship infrastructure of practices, including tension among physicians and among practice staff, ineffective communication patterns, and avoidance of conflict and difficult conversations that produced stalemate.. ”.. Practices need assistance with the transformation – "This endeavor requires new tools, workshops, and other learning and personal development formats to help physicians transform within themselves and in their relationships with their practice partners, patients, health care systems and communities.. Nutting P, et al.. Initial Lessons from the first national demonstration project on practice transformation to a patient centered medical home.. Annals of Family Medicine.. 2009;7:254-260.. We offer customized programs to assist as organization grow into the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model..

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  • Title: Board of Directors - American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: Board of Directors.. 2013 Board Members.. Click on Board Member's name to see their bio and contact info.. Mary Catherine Beach.. , MD, MPH; Secretary/Treasurer.. Donald Brady.. , MD, FAACH; President.. Calvin Chou.. , MD, PhD, FAACH; Member at Large.. Nan Cochran.. , MD, FAACH; President Elect.. Denise Davis.. , MD; Member at Large.. Francesca Dwamena.. , MD, MS, FACP, FAACH; Member at Large.. Auguste H.. Fortin.. VI, MD, MPH,  ...   Norman Jensen.. , MD, MS, FACP, FAACH; Board Chair.. Maysel Kemp White.. , PhD, FAACH; Immediate Past President, VP, External Education.. David Kern.. , MD, MPH, FACP; Member at Large.. Jenni Levy.. , MD, FAACH; VP, Internal Education.. Elizabeth Ross.. , DPT, MMSc, VP, Membership.. Somnath Saha.. , MD, MPH; VP, Research.. Peter Salmon.. , EACH President.. Paulette Seymour Route.. , PhD RN; Member at Large.. Lisa Thompson.. , Executive Director..

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  • Title: Executive Committee - American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: Executive Committee.. Executive Committee- 2013 *.. * Key (X:Y-Z)= (Number of terms served including current term: years of current term).. President.. Donald Brady, MD, FAACH (5:13-14).. President-Elect.. Nan Cochran, Md, FAACH (1:13-14).. Immediate Past President.. Maysel Kemp White, PhD, FAACH (4:13-14).. Secretary/Treasurer.. Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH (2:13-14).. Vice President, Internal Education.. Jenni Levy, MD, FAACH, (2:13-14).. Vice President, External Education.. Vice President, Membership.. Elizabeth Ross, DPT, MMSc (1:13-14).. Vice President, Research.. Somnath Saha, MD, MPH (2:13-14).. Executive Director..

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  • Title: Staff List - American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: Search our organization's staff directory by last name.. Last Name:.. ALL.. |.. A.. B.. C.. D.. E.. F.. G.. H.. I.. J.. K.. L.. M.. N.. O.. P.. Q.. R.. S.. T.. U.. V.. W.. X.. Y.. Z.. More info.. Lindsay Bettermann.. Department: AACH.. Laura Cooley, PhD..

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  • Title: Education - American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: Education.. Every day, clinicians care for patients who have perplexing, unpredictable and fatal illnesses.. Serious illness and uncertainty provoke distress in patients and in their clinicians.. The suffering patients endure is often intense, and current medical science may seem incomprehensible to them.. Patients and families complain that they feel distanced from a traditional source of comfort and education-their clinicians.. The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare offers faculty development courses, e-learning and on-site opportunities providing basic and advanced workshops which might form the basis for a continuing curriculum within an organization.. On request, AACH will also train on-site facilitators and liaison persons in a "train-the-trainer" model.. AACH courses and workshops provide general principles, specific techniques and reflective time that will support clinicians' efforts to cope with diverse challenges to their humanity, integrity and ingenuity.. The learner-centered AACH courses are engaging and effective:.. A recent course participant wrote, "…I regret I didn't incorporate these techniques into my style thirty years ago.. Keep offering your courses to anyone who will come for a 'practice enhancing moment!'".. Another  ...   in communication is not highly valued.. Some clinicians think they communicate well and perceive little benefit from further guidance.. Others maximize their study of science and technology and minimize or ignore the inherent difficulties of communicating about these complex and disquieting matters.. On request, Academy facilitators will consult with organizations to explore these common obstacles and to develop strategies that might improve performance and patient satisfaction ratings.. The rationale and implementation of the AACH approach to enhancing physicians' interview effectiveness was explored in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.. * Through similar scholarly efforts spanning more than three decades, Academy members have advanced knowledge through publication of high quality basic and applied research on the medical interview.. The AACH has also brought together knowledge about interviewing and teaching interviewing in doc.. com: an e-learning resource for healthcare communication.. *Clark W, Lipkin M, Graman H, Shorey J.. Improving Physicians' Relationships with Patients.. J Gen Int Med 1999;14 (supplement):545-550.. Members of the Education Committee.. Maysel Kemp White, Chair.. Bill Clark.. Krista Hirschman.. Ken Olson.. Marla Rowe.. Kit Gracey..

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  • Title: On-site Communication Courses - American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Descriptive info: On-site Communication Courses.. About AACH Training Courses.. AACH designs training sessions to serve the communication needs of today's dynamic healthcare arena.. Educational programs are tailored to fit a variety of healthcare professionals: physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, medical students, residents and other allied or behavioral healthcare professionals.. Training Formats.. Training sessions are often delivered in four-hour, eight-hour or multi-day sessions.. Modified sessions are available for Grand Rounds, dinner engagements or two-hour training sessions.. Sessions are conducted at your location, incurring less time and travel investments for you and your session attendees.. • Small-group skills practice.. • Large-group presentations and discussions.. • Learner-centered approach.. • Personalized instruction and feedback  ...   course-specific information as your institution files CME/CE applications for any training session.. Faculty Credentials.. In addition to teaching our courses, our faculty work in clinical medical education around the country.. All faculty complete a three-year mentoring program and receive ongoing training and development.. Skill Building Courses*.. Improving Experience Through Communication.. Effective Communication and the Electronic Health Record.. Communication and Shared Decision Making.. Stress and Emotion Management in Healthcare.. Motivating Behavior Change.. Cultural Communication Competency.. Interpersonal Teamwork.. Leadership Communication.. Coaching.. Teaching and Learning With Doc.. Com.. Train-the-Trainer Avaliable for Most.. For more information about hosting a course at your institution, please contact.. Laura Cooley.. ,.. PhD, Director of Education and Outreach..

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