While health care organizations continue to make major innovations that help improve patient health, the industry still faces an ongoing challenge when it comes to ensuring patients fully understand their medical conditions and treatment plans. Not only does low health literacy impact physical health, but it also costs health care organizations nearly $240 billion per year according to some estimates.

Dr. David Gregg, chief medical officer at StayWell, talks to The Patient Story about the importance of improving health literacy and how physicians can deliver valuable information through better engagement and patient education.

Note: the article also includes an interactive health literacy quiz

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