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Practice Management Alert

Engage Dementia Patients and their Families to Make Better Decisions

Ensuring that the right people make medical decisions is the goal of capacity determination. Especially for patients with dementia, better patient engagement means better health outcomes and a simpler decision-making process, says Lesley Kadlec, a patient engagement expert and director of Health Information Management Practice Excellence for AHIMA. Engaging patients makes it simpler to determine capacity. “It’s easier to notice [...]