The Secret Sits – Part 2

In the first blog in this series I shared Robert Frost’s poem “The Secret Sits”

“We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.”

I suggested that the “Secret” is the person at the center of care. The patient, their family, and their caregivers are sitting “in the middle” and knowing what they need and want but they lack effective ways of sharing this, and provider organizations’ currently have ineffective means of capturing this feedback.

In the second and final part of this series, “The Secret” and Improving the Experience of Care, I offer some ideas for how leaders in healthcare can improve the usefulness of data capture to improve the patient experience.

I’d really appreciate any comments, feedback and other ideas that this post prompts.

The question remains, are you dancing around the ring and supposing, or are you listening to the secret?



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