As another decade draws to a close, many lists of what to expect for 2020 and the next decade will be entering my Inbox.
I have thought about and listed what my wish list would be as a patient for health care.
Foster true patient partnership
Authentically support patient partnership at all levels of health care organizations to ensure the patient, family and caregiver voice is at the table
Partner with patients to support them to engage and become more activated in their care for better outcomes
Continue to embed family-centered care at the heart of health care
Share information, always include respect and dignity in care, partner and collaborate, negotiate and be flexible and care in the context of family and community 5
Accelerate unfettered access to health data
Mobilize easy and instant access to patients’ health data across the health care continuum for both patients and health care teams
Protect Physician and health care team wellness
Initiate top down executive level initiatives to support the health and wellbeing of physicians and health care teams
Stimulate public support for the idea that health care systems, and the medical system as a whole, are not only responsible for patients care but for the support of the physicians and health care teams who work within them
Encourage Empathy and kindness
Encourage and welcome kindness and empathy in every interaction in health care 3,4
Advance access to care and care coordination
Identify areas of vulnerability for access to care and mobilize action
Create strong networks for transitions in care
Build Strong Primary care networks
Enhance access for all to primary care physicians
Develop robust network structures to enable care in the community and not just in the acute setting
Increase support for moving from a sickness to wellness model
Fiscally support and promote a focus on preventative care
This is my wish list – do you have one? What are your wishes and how can we make our wish lists a reality?