Ariadne Labs and VitalTalk
High-quality communication is a major driver of high-quality care, particularly for patients with serious illness. Yet most physicians receive little training in communication skills. As a result, people with serious illness may receive inappropriate interventions resulting in sub-optimal and costly health care.
Together with Ariadne Labs and VitalTalk, we are changing the serious illness conversation through the Communication Skills Pathfinder.
The Communication Skills Pathfinder portal will enable every clinician to have high-quality conversations with the seriously ill patients they serve. By scaling best practices in clinician-patient communication—for both individual clinicians and organizations—we have a new national strategy for accelerating improvement in the care of serious illness. The Communication Skills Pathfinder will help clinicians and organizations:
- Easily identify their communication training needs and access the appropriate training and tools
- Become a communication skills expert and trainer
- Implement an organization-wide, system redesign strategy