Creating Clear Healthcare Documents That People Can Understand

Creating Clear Healthcare Documents That People Can Understand

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Overview
CLE Hours: 
1.5
CLE Credit: 
Substantive
Course Level: 
Basic
Fees: 
$45 for Members and $65 for Nonmembers
Course Materials: 
Webinar recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides

Did you know that only 12% of U.S. adults have proficient health literacy? That means that 88% of adults have trouble understanding and using information that is needed to make the healthcare decisions we all have to make. There are many reasons for this, but we in the legal field contribute by creating healthcare documents that are difficult for even the legally trained to follow. Think of all the documents that healthcare lawyers create: HIPAA disclosures, informed-consent forms, waivers, insurance forms, and contracts of all sorts. All of these documents are notoriously hard to read. We can do better, and it will benefit the public (and clients) if we do so. 

In this on-demand webinar, we’ll discuss why creating clear health documents is the smart thing for your clients to embrace from a legal and regulatory standpoint. And we will also discuss numerous strategies and best practices for creating clear, health-literate documents that people can actually understand. Win-wins are rare in life, but we can create these through health literacy. Join me to learn how.  

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Course Year: 
2018