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More information about me...
Doug Seubert is a health communications consultant, currently working on obtaining a dual Masters in Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in community education and health promotion, and a Masters in Management and Organizational Behavior (MSMOB).
He served as the lead health communications consultant for one of ten physician group practice sites selected for a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) demonstration project, the first pay-for-performance initiative for physicians and the forerunner to value based purchasing, meaningful use, and accountable care. His work in patient activation was cited in the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's report to Congress on aligning incentives in Medicare, and his work in health literacy and patient engagement have been published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
As a health communications consultant he collaborates with physicians, pharmacists, nurses, health educators and other health care professionals to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and corresponding patient education resources, and he provides guidance in the application and implementation of health literacy recommendations, principles and standards. He also works with state and local literacy organizations, health care organizations, public health agencies and non-profit, community-based organizations to raise awareness of health literacy among health care professionals and other service providers, and provides training in effective health communication strategies.
He has presented on health literacy, patient activation, and health communications at national and regional conferences including the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) Annual Health Literacy Conference, and national forums hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). As a member of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, and the Wisconsin Public Health Practice-Based Research Network, he participates in research in the fields of health literacy and health communications, translating evidence-based recommendations into best practices and tools to improve communication between health care professionals and health care consumers.
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