The Advantage of Academic Detailing
Alosa Health Founder and Chief Clinical Consultant, Jerry Avorn, MD, explains the educational advantages of one-on-one interactions versus more impersonal interactions, such as lectures. In large group settings, it is difficult to make a personal connection and determine how an individual healthcare practitioner would handle a specific patient situation. The unique advantage of academic detailing is its one-on-one conversational structure. Alosa Health academic detailers are trained in the skills of motivational interviewing to uncover healthcare practitioner beliefs and attitudes about particular patient treatments and use their conversations to help healthcare practitioners uncover new and different ways of adjusting their practice to improve patient care.