ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR WATSON

Bill: Our Chairman, Dr. Joseph Yeager, was a prolific reader. He was genre-agnostic, devouring everything from thick, scientific tomes to popular fiction to comic books. He believed that if we pay attention, we will see that universal truths are everywhere in the...

IT’S ALL ABOUT TRUST

In October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sommer Consulting was thrilled to announce that For the Breast of Us has partnered with us to launch a new research initiative to increase representation of women of color in breast cancer clinical trials. As part of...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH + CLINICAL TRIALS ON TWITTER

Clinical trials can be lifesaving for people living with breast cancer. Yet, for many, clinical trials can be the subject of criticism, skepticism, and even fear. Social media gives both patients and healthcare professionals a virtual seat at the table to share...

FACTORING HEALTH LITERACY INTO HUMAN FACTORS

Health literacy has not historically been framed as a human factors issue, but perhaps it should be. That’s because health literacy plays a role as a driver of behavior in all three facets of human factors – the people, tools, and environment. In fact, human factors...

THE COST OF LOW HEALTH LITERACY

Lower health literacy status has been linked to serious financial consequences for the healthcare system. This is because people with low health literacy skills use more healthcare services and often have greater prescription compliance issues than do those with...