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Mike and Joyce speak with Dr. Julia Hallisy about The Empowered Patient Coalition: providing healthcare improvement and patient safety tools directly to consumers.
About Dr. Hallisy:
Dr. Julia Hallisy obtained her BS in Biological Science from the University of San Francisco in 1984 and a second Bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Dental Sciences. In 1988, Dr. Hallisy received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry. Since that time, she has been a full-time practicing San Francisco dentist.
Her second child, Katherine Eileen, was diagnosed at five months of age with bilateral retinoblastoma. Dealing with her daughter’s life-threatening diagnosis, the many recurrences of cancer, and the subsequent treatments for the malignant and aggressive tumors marked the beginning an almost 20-year involvement in our healthcare system. The unique combination of her scientific training, her work as a healthcare provider, and guiding a child through a chronic illness has afforded her invaluable insight as an advocate for patients.
Dr. Hallisy began to research the topic of patient safety in 1998. She has lobbied for health care reform in Washington, DC with Consumer’s Union.
Dr. Hallisy is committed to and passionate about the subjects of patient safety, health care reform and medical error reduction. She is the founder and president of The Empowered Patient Coalition.
Dr. Hallisy was born and raised in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband, John Hallisy, and their two sons, Daniel and Kevin. The Hallisy’s ten-year old daughter, Kate, lost her life-long battle with cancer in February 2000.
ASSESSING YOUR STUDENTS
THE QUICK KEY APP & DATA USAGE IN ASSESSMENT
Quik Key App creator, Boston based
Walter Duncan, former teacher, now a "teacherpreneur" is our guest
The Ebola virus is proving to be the deadliest microbe and most complex pathogen in recent history, specifically because Ebola Virus Disease(EVD) spreads within the context of social norms, such as embracing, or touching while caring for an infected carrier or contaminated environment. The alarmist nature of the American tabloids and cable news is causing anxiety and spreading fear and misinformation about the EVD. Health-care costs and illness from the effects of the disease contribute relatively little to its economic impact, according to a World Bank report. Rather, eighty to ninety per cent of the economic effects...
Mike and Joyce chat about the adventure of going outside your comfort zone for medical care.
Joyce has been hosting a family from a village on the west coast of Ecuador who are in Boston to get life-saving heart surgery for their son. Not only have they traveled a great distance, but Boston has very different weather than the tropical weather of Ecuador, the food is entirely different, and they don't speak any English.
They also chat about some of the highlights of the shows of 2014, and foreshadow next week's Christmas week show about considering clinical trials, and the resources that are available to assist you in finding and joining clinical trials that might be helpful in your situation.
Many thanks for listening in 2014, we hope you enjoy next week's show, and that you will be with us in 2015, happy and in good health.
Be well, and be a Powerful Patient.
Dr. Nancy Finn has written a sequel to her book, ePatients Live Longer. Joyce and Mike speak with her about the new edition, and what she has learned since the writing of her earlier book. How does it help a patient to do some research, get engaged, and advocate for him or herself?
See Nancy's website at http://healthcarebasicsinfo.com/
Joyce and Mike speak with Dr. Joshua Seidman about the concept of "Meaningful Use" in healthcare and how it can be used along with electronic health records (EHR) to improve patient care.
Dr. Seidman is Vice President in charge of Payment and Delivery Reform at Avalere Health. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
Previouslyt, Seidman was the Director of Meaningful Use at the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. At ONC, Dr. Seidman guided development of resources that helped providers become meaningful users of HIT, and helped to evolve meaningful use practice and policy. During nearly two decades in health care, Seidman has focused on: quality measurement and improvement; the intersection of e-health and health services research; and structuring consumer e-health interventions to support improved health behaviors and informed decision making.
Before that, Seidman was the founding President of the Center for Information Therapy, which advanced the practice and science of delivering tailored information to consumers to help them make better health decisions and lead healthier lives. At the IxCenter, Seidman focused on stimulating innovation, diffusing best practices, and evangelizing for a patient-centered orientation to implementation of HIT applications.
See also e-patients.net and http://participatorymedicine.org
The Sharps Patient Support System
Pharmaguy interviews David P. Tusa, CEO and President, Sharps Compliance, Inc.(see Bio), who describes The Sharps Patient Support System and how his company collects data from sharps containers to determine whether patients are adhering to their medication therapies.
Questions/Topics of Discussion
Can you tell us what kinds of patients use "sharps" for self-injection? What makes this a unique patient group? What unique challenges do they face?
What data can you collect from disposed sharps? How can pharmaceutical product managers use this data to improve patient adherence & formulary position?
What other adherence-related services do you offer through The Sharps Patient Support System?
How does the program work? Do patients enroll in this program?
Joyce and Mike speak with Edward Grandi about Sleep. the importance of sleep.
Grandi, the former executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association, is a nationally and internationally invited speaker in the field of sleep medicine to patient and professional groups. He has been praised in particular for his work raising awareness of the importance of sleep among drivers in the transportation industry, and highlighting the particular importance of sleep for women.
Dr. Mark Laney, President and CEO of Mosaic Life Care joins Dr. Michelle Robin on this week’s Small Changes Big Shifts
Mosaic Life Care represents a new type of health care. Created with the patients’ needs in mind, it offers same-day appointments, extended clinic hours to fit busy schedules and caregivers that not only treat you when you’re sick, but take the time to help you live life to the fullest. It’s just what the patient ordered.
Mosaic Life Care is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. This relationship allows collaboration with Mayo Clinic specialists as needed.
Dr. Laney joined Mosaic Life Care in 2009 as the president and CEO. Prior to Mosaic Life Care, Dr. Laney served for 15 years at Cook Children's Health Care System as the Cook Children's Physician Network president.
in Self Help
This show will cover questions from listeners dealing with Hoarding, SSI/SSD, Untreated Mental Illness. and Workplace Conflict:
Welcome to Clinical II Vital signs! Your Instructor for this term is Rhonda Kay. To be productive in her class you will need to make sure that you have the proper materials including your text book, minute watch, white lab coat, stethescope, blood pressure cuff and will be required to wear a surgical light blue scrub uniform to any intern office when being on internship or practical training. By now you should have received your syllabus and lesson plans for the class. This is a closed forum classroom which means that you will not be able to communicate with the Instructor while she is teaching however because the class is Instructor Lead you are able to communicate with your Instructor in campus lead classes as well as by email.
In this class you will be learning how to productive complete a detailed patient assessment including blood pressures, pulse (both radial and brachial), respirations, height and weight and temperatures. Students will learn how to take a detailed assessment of the patients condition in effort to properly prep the patient and prepare the provider for the patients plan of care.
We look forward to a great class. Remember students will need to send their required attendance flag word in order to receive attendance credits for the class. Students may be required to meet on campus or at the intern clinic for practice. Students will also be required to watch YouTube links for visual practicals. Thank you for being a valued part of the classroom!