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Rebecca Onie touches on a valuable topic, healthcare policy. When creating programs, policies, and procedures sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the mundane and required “day to day” items that need to be checked off a list and forget the items that may provide answers. For instance, Onie speaks of the patient in Baltimore that countless providers had forgotten to ask if he was hungry- he hadn’t eaten in weeks and was relieved someone finally asked.
What patients don’t say is often as important as what they do. As a health administrator, what are policies and procedures you can put into place that support a holistic approach to wellness and meeting the patients’ needs?