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November 2, 2023

KevinMD Post

Dr. Purkaple wrote a blog post discussing implementation of goal-oriented healthcare with a case example from her patient panel. Read the full post here.

September 9-10, 2022

Annual Meeting of the ART2 Practice-Based Research Network

Members of ART2, a Colorado Practice-Based Research Network, have committed to 

implementing goal-oriented care in their practices over the next two years. They began the implementation process with a two-day conference in Golden, Colorado.  A draft Implementation Manual has been developed, which will be modified based upon their feedback. Dr. Mold attended the meeting and will provide ongoing support. 

February 2, 2021

Goal-Oriented Medical Care Webinar: Online Book Presentation and Discussion

James Mold discusses his book Goal-Oriented Medical Care: Helping Patients Achieve their Personal Health Goals in this 25-minute presentation and subsequent 35-minute discussion. You can watch here.

October 26, 2020

New Goal-Oriented Care Podcast from the Journal of Health Design

James Mold was interviewed about goal-oriented care by Moyez Jiwa, editor of the Journal of Health Design. You can listen here or wherever you download your podcasts.

October 5, 2020

New Book Published for Physicians on Goal-Oriented Health Care

Goal-Oriented Medical Care: Helping Patients Achieve their Personal Health Goals is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Goal-oriented medical care focuses directly on the four major health goals: 1) prevention of premature death and disability; 2) maximization of quality of life; 3) personal growth and development; and 4) a good death.  Shifting the focus from problem-solving to goal-attainment helps to humanize care, broadens the range of potential strategies, and creates a rational basis for personalization and prioritization of care.  In addition, it provides a conceptual framework for interdisciplinary teamwork and health care system re-design.

June 5, 2020

Wikipedia Page is Live

Visit the new Goal-Oriented Health Care Wikipedia page:

November 11, 2019

Workshop on Goal-Oriented Medical Care Attracts International Interest

A workshop on Goal-Oriented Medical Care organized and facilitated by Pauline Boeckxstaens (Ghent, Belgium) , Agnes Grudniewicz (Toronto, Canada), Carolyn Steele Gray (Ottawa, Canada), James Mold (North Carolina, USA) at the North American Primary Care Research Group's Annual Conference in Chicago attracted attendees from all over the world.  The purpose of the workshop was to gain greater consensus on the definition and concepts involved in goal-directed health care. Find out more here. 

January 6, 2017

Goal-Oriented Care in the News

In an op ed piece in the Tulsa World newspaper, John Schumann praises the concept of goal-directed care and suggests we all set health goals for the coming year.  Click here for full article.

October 25, 2017

New Book on Goal-Oriented Care for Patients Published

Achieving your Personal Health Goals: A Patient's Guide was published by Full Court Press in September, 2020 and is available from Amazon in paperback or e-book format.

April 18, 2017

Cureus Essay on Goal-Oriented Care wins second prize

An essay submitted to the online journal Cureus in response to a call for papers on the subject, Redefining Health in the Era of Value-Based Care was awarded second place and a prize of $5,000 to Dr. Mold.  The entire article can be found on the first page of the Conceptual Framework section of this site. 

October 3, 2016

Seminal Article on Goal-Oriented Healthcare chosen for book

The foundational journal article describing goal-oriented medical care, authored by Mold, Blake, and Becker and published in Family Medicine in 1991, was recommended by Professor Jan De Maeseneer (Belgium) and accepted for inclusion in a book of seminal articles in Family Medicine called Family Medicine: The Classic Papers edited by Michael Kidd, Iona Health, and Amanda Howe and endorsed by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).

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