Alex Federman. MD, MPH, is an aging-focused health services researcher at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His research addresses chronic illness self-management in older adults and focuses on health literacy, cognition and health-related beliefs. Dr. Federman also provides primary care to adults in clinic and home-based settings in New York City.
In this podcast, Dr. Federman talks with Helen Osborne about:
- After Visit Summaries (AVS), electronic health records, and other ways for patients and providers to exchange information.
- Language, formatting, and other reasons AVS are not yet ideal patient summaries.
- Ways providers and patients can use AVS to increase understanding and improve the delivery of care.
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 4, 6, 9, 16, 30