March 26, 2018
The Patient Experience Symposium, May 6-8, 2018, Boston, MA, Register here

March 14, 2018 – Doctors Lounge
Empathy May Reside in Your DNA View Article

March 7, 2018 – Medium

February 14, 2018 – TIME Magazine
5 Ways Love is Good For Your Health View Article

January 8, 2018 – U.S News and World Report
Here’s Why Your Doctor Seems Pressured View Article

November 8, 2017 – Fierce Healthcare
Hospital Impact—Time to put empathy under the microscope. View Article

November 8, 2017 – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is obsessed with the idea of empathy. View Article

November 6, 2017 – Healthcare Executive
What does Empathy Cost in Healthcare? View Article

October 3, 2017 – Greater Good Magazine
Are Empathetic Doctors Seen as More Competent? View Article

August 14, 2017 – Wiley Online Library
The case for empathy. View Article

March 15, 2017
OMG — a text from the doctor View Article

March 1, 2017
The Patient Experience Symposium, April 30 – May 2, 2017, The Revere Hotel Boston Common, Boston, MA, Register here

February 7, 2017 – PR Newswire
John J. Stamatopoulos Announced As President Of Empathetics, Inc – The Boston Based Empathy Education Technology Firm Founded By Helen Riess M.D. View Article

January 3, 2017 – Forbes
Become A Better Leader Through Self-Empathy. View Article

November 11, 2016 – PEC Journal
New cultural empathy research from MGH Empathy Program. View Article

August 4, 2016 – Headlines Caring
Compassionate Care Remembered More than a Decade Later View Article

June 23, 2016 – The Holmes Report
The Science of Art and Empathy View Article

June 22, 2016 – Harvesting Happiness
Dr. Helen Riess’s Making Better Doctors and Building Better Medical Bedside Manner with Dr. Ryan Gray and Dr. Helen Riess. Listen here

April 6, 2016 – Medscape
Addiction, Empathy, and Opioid Alternatives View Article

February 12, 2016 – Boston Magazine
Understanding the Psychology of Love View Article

December 3, 2015 – Huffington Post
A Proposed Sea of Change in Medical School Admissions: Humanism Was Lost with the Rise of Technology But It Is Time to Get It Back
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November 15, 2015 – BOSTON, Clinical Practice Innovations (OCPI)
Can Empathy Be Taught?
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November 12, 2015 – BOSTON, PRNewswire
Empathetics, Inc. and Arnold P. Gold Foundation Announce Strategic Partnership
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November 11, 2015 – Medscape
Patients (and Insurers) to Doctors: More Empathy, Please!
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October 21, 2015 – BOSTON, PRNewswire
Empathetics, Inc. and Planetree Announce Strategic Partnership
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October 5, 2015 – The Hospitalist
Empathy, Patients and Caregivers
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August 24, 2015 – Boston Globe
Empathy needs to be ingrained in the culture of doctors’ training
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August 17, 2015 – Harvard Health Publication
Doctor-rating websites offer helpful but limited advice
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August 16, 2015 – Boston Globe
At MGH, schooling doctors in the power of empathy
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August 3, 2015 – AJOB Neuroscience
The Impact of Clinical Empathy on Patients and Clinicians: Understanding Empathy’s Side Affects?
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August 1, 2015 – HCPro Residency Program Alert|
Teaching Residents to Feel Empathy
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July 8, 2015 – The Greater Good Science Center
Should We Train Doctors For Empathy?
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June 25, 2015 – Deseret News National
The Key to Patient Satisfaction in the Healthcare System
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June 17, 2015 – U.S. News and World Report
It’s Not Me, It’s You: When It’s Time to Break Up with Your Doctor
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May 27, 2015 – BOSTON, May 27, 2015 PRNewswire
Empathetics, Inc. and Paul Ekman Group Announce Strategic Partnership
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May 19, 2015 –Speak up and Stay Alive – Patient Safety Radio
Dr. Helen Riess Joins the Show
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May 18, 2015 –Wall Street Journal
How Doctors Deliver Bad News
– by Sumathi Reddy
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May 5, 2015 – Foundation News, Research on Humanism in Medicine
How to Create a Humanistic Conference – by Helen Riess, MD.
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May 5, 2015 – Boston Business Journal
Boston start up wants to make your doctor more sensitive.
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April 27, 2015 – Boston, Mass.
Empathetics, Inc.– A Boston-based empathy training firm raises $1.5 million in Series A Financing. View Article

April 20, 2015 – U.S. News and World Report
Why Nice Doctors Are Better Doctors – A good bedside manner could mean the difference between illness and health.
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March 23, 2015 – Boston, Mass.
Empathetics eLearning Program – Delivering Bad News now meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 1.0 credit in end-of-life care.

March 9, 2015 – The Washington Post
Teaching Doctors How to Engage More and Lecture Less
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February 11, 2015 – Boston, Mass.
Tessa Misiaszek, PhD announced as CEO of Empathetics, LLC
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January 2015, Video Clip
A Patient’s Voice: Empathy is a Form of Treatment
Mt. Auburn Hospital Grand Rounds Nila Wester A patient with Stage 4 Lung Cancer

January, 2015 The Daily Good
Building Empathy in Healthcare
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January, 2015 The New York Times
Doctor, Shut up and Listen
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December, 2014 Public Radio Exchange (PRX)
Dr. Riess radio broadcast. Interview by Chuck Wolf radio host and member of the Emotional Intelligence Research Consortium for Organizations.
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November, 2014 Real Simple
5 Small Ways to Show Compassion, Real Simple interviews Dr. Riess, Melinda Gates, John Mastrojohn, and Jim Liske.
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October 17, 2014, Huffington Post, blog Post by Helen Riess, M.D.
‘Touching’ on Something Bigger–In New Book, Betsy MacGregor Says Medicine Shouldn’t be Divorced from Empathy.
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April 10, 2014,
Bedside Manner Really Does Matter – Coverage of study led by MGH physician Helen Riess View Article

April 10, 2014, Everyday Health
10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Doctor – Coverage of study led by MGH physician Helen Riess
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April 10, 2014, Health Day, News for Healthier Living
A Doctor’s ‘People Skills’ Affects Patients’ Health – Coverage of study led by MGH physician Helen Riess
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April 9, 2014, Massachusetts General Hospital
Study confirms impact of clinician-patient relationship on health outcomes: Press Release
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April 9, 2014, PLOS-ONE (Public Library Of Science)
The Influence of the Patient-Clinician Relationship on Healthcare Outcomes, Research paper by John M. Kelley, Gordon Kraft-Todd, Lidia Schapira, Joe Kossowsky, and Helen Riess
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April 4, 2014, NY Times
Never Hurts to Ask, ‘The Empathy Exams,’ by Leslie Jamison
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January 1, 2014, TEDx
The Power of Empathy, Dr. Riess TEDx talk video
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December 12, 2013 The power of empathy: Helen Riess at TEDxMiddlebury

August 15, 2013, Huffington Post, blog Post by Helen Riess, M.D.
Berwick Report Emphasizes Learning, Empathy; Not Punishment – Huffington Post blog entry by MGH physician Helen Riess
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August 14, 2013, Martha’s Vineyard Times
Dr. Don Berwick says patient centered health care saves lives, dollars
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July, 17, 2013, Financial Post, Helen Riess M.D.
Tips to Improve Business
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June 3, 2013, re: The Baby in the Well
New Yorker Response to Paul Bloom Empathy Article Helen Riess, M.D.
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September 5, 2012 Empathy Symposium Helen Riess, M.D. Speaker and Panelist
“Improving Empathy in Physicians: A Report of Three Clinical Trials”

September 15, 2012 Med. 2.0 Conference European Association of Communication in Healthcare, St. Andrews, Scotland Helen Riess, M.D. Guest Speaker
“On-line Evidence-based Empathy Training: A New Delivery Solution”

September 28, 2012 Medicine 2.0 Conference, Boston, MA. Harvard Coaching Conference, Helen Riess, M.D. Guest Speaker
“Coaching with Empathy: How Empathy Works” Research Award.

Harvard Institute for Coaching, Boston, MA. Huffington Post
Boston Stronger – Empathy in Action
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Mass. General Press Release:
Brief training program improves resident physicians’ empathy with patients
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Boston Globe Interview: Helping doctors put empathy to good use
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H&HN Article: A Steady Dose of Empathy
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Fierce Healthcare Article:
Teach physician empathy for better patient satisfaction
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Vancouver Sun Article:
Compassion can heal both giver and receiver
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Journal of General Internal Medicine:
Empathy Training for Resident Physicians
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