Clinicians and Health Systems
An online module, Helping Your Patients Identify Their Health Priorities, developed in partnership with the American College of Physicians (ACP), prepares clinicians and members of the healthcare team to identify patients’ health priorities. Two modules, Introduction to Patient Priorities–Aligned Decision Making and Common Challenges in Patient Priorities–Aligned Decision Making are also available to help clinicians align decision making with patients’ identified health priorities. Medical and nursing continuing education available for the modules.
- Conversation Guide and Manual for Identifying Patients’ Health Priorities
A guide for member of the healthcare team who will help patients identify and communicate their health priorities, which includes their core life values, health outcome goals and healthcare preferences. Check back for updated version soon.
- Conversation Guide for Patients and Caregivers for Identifying Their Health Priorities (accompanies the Conversation Guide)
This is the guide that accompanies the conversation guide and manual for identifying health priorities – see link under Patients and Caregivers for more information. Check back for updated version soon.
- Patient Priorities Care Health Priorities Template
This template is created as a result of the health priorities identification process. It documents the patient’s identified health priorities and The One Thing (previously the Specific Ask) in their healthcare and treatments that they would like to focus on so that they can do more of a desired activity. It is meant to be embedded in the EHR and can be transmitted in other methods.
- Annotated Health Priorities Template
This a helpful reference guide when identifying a patient’s health priorities.
Two online modules, Introduction to Patient Priorities–Aligned Decision Making and Common Challenges in Patient Priorities–Aligned Decision Making developed in partnership with the American College of Physicians (ACP), prepare clinicians and members of the healthcare team to clinicians align decision making with patients’ identified health priorities. One online module, Helping Your Patients Identify Their Health Priorities, is also available for healthcare team members to learn how to identify patients’ health priorities. Medical and nursing continuing education available for the modules.
- Patients Who Could Benefit from Patient Priorities Care
While appropriate for everyone, Patient Priorities Care is particularly suited for older adults managing multiple conditions, navigating multiple clinicians and for whom disease guideline based care is of uncertain benefit and is potentially burdensome. Read more about who receives the most benefit from Patient Priorities Care.
- Inviting Patient to Participate in Patient Priorities Care
This script can be used by members of the healthcare team to explain why Patient Priorities Care is helpful to patients, caregivers and clinical staff.
Encourage your patients to visit this self-directed website which guides patients (and their caregivers if they desire) through the health priorities identification process. At the end, they will have a template/summary that outlines their Health Priorities (the life and health goals/activities they want their health care to help them with given what they are willing and able to do) and the One Thing that they most want to focus on.
- Strategies For Patient Priorities Aligned Decision-Making
These strategies and troubleshooting tips were developed through actual clinical practice scenarios to help clinicians translate patients’ health priorities into treatment options and support patient priorities-aligned decision-making and care.
- New Patient Priorities Care Decisional Guidance
The Patient Priorities Care Decisional Guidance tool provides steps and strategies for addressing common clinical scenarios and challenges in aligning care with patients’ health priorities (their health outcome goals they most want from their healthcare and their health care preferences – what they are, or are not, willing and able to do to achieve these outcome goals). The tool can be used to learn how to align clinical decisions with patient’ priorities and as a point-of-care reference tool.
- Documentation in the Electronic Health Record
- Condensed Conversation Guides for Identifying Patient Priorities (The One Thing) in Specific Settings
These are phrases the clinician can use to document time spent with the patient discussing health priorities and can help support billing.
Coming soon: tools for simplifying billing and coding.