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  • 01:00

    Improving Patient Care

    in Health

    Mary Andrus from Easter Seals and the Partnership to Improve Patient Care will speak with Joyce about the new efforts in Washington to compare effectiveness and improve patient care. Bring us your questions!

  • 01:06

    PRIMARY CARE & PATIENT RIGHTS

    in Health

    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Zackary Berger (Primary care physician, epidemiologist, and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins) and Regina Holliday (Bereaved young adult spouse, patients rights advocate and Founder, The Walking Gallery of Healthcare) about the role of primary care provider in cancer survivorship, doctor-patient communication and shared decision making for patient-centered care. Survivor Spotlight on Get Busy Living Day with Alli Ward (VP, Programs, Stupid Cancer and 8-year ovarian cancer survivor)

  • Taking Care of our Aging Parents

    in Self Help

    Nurse next door is able to care for your loved ones with care levels ranging from companionship right up to Nursing and end of life care.


    David and Luci Shaw are excited to be able to bring senior and their families the peace of mind they nedd through focused, personalized home care services.  Our talent is caring and as such, our goal is to make lives better one visit at a time.

  • 00:31

    Empowered Patient Coalition

    in Health

    Mike and Joyce speak with Dr. Julia Hallisy about The Empowered Patient Coalition: providing healthcare improvement and patient safety tools directly to consumers.


    http://empoweredpatientcoalition.org


    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.

  • 01:01

    Powerful Patient meets Youth Services

    in Health

    Father Donald E. Mowery is the retired leader of Youth Services globally.  He has had a radio show, Talk it Out with Father Don, on WHBQ radio in Memphis, Tennessee, for the past 45 years.  This month Joyce Graff appeared on his show.  Joyce and Father Don have a great conversation about Powerful Patient and its mission, and also about Youth Services and its mission, highlighting many parallels.  In both cases, they work to empower people to work through the issues they cannot change and tackle constructively the things they can change.


    Learn more about Father Don.  A new book, Spiritual Networking, by Darrell B. Uselton and David Yawn, recounts the history of Youth Services in Memphis and worldwide.

  • Right Care Health Matters

    in Health

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  • 00:58

    Right Care Radio

    in Health

    Right Care Clinic is a leader in providing primary care, urgent care, pediatric, geriatric, and mobile medicine in the southern Middle Tennessee area. Our staff is dedicated to being available to answer the questions health care consumers may have. This podcast is designed to establish a dialogue between health care providers and health care consumers.

  • 00:54

    This Week On Conversations In Care

    in Health

    This week on Conversations In Care we bring you the a way for you to help protect your loved from financial fraud with a unique innovation in financial services that affect seniors.  Kai Stinchcombe, CEO of True Link will share with us how they can help families.


    Slam Dunk for Diabetes a basketball summer camp for kids with diabetes is around the corner and Monica Joyce, Executive DIrector and Diabetes Educator of Slam Dunk along with  Bridgette Koselke registerd dietician and Diabetes Eductor, will join me in conversation. 

  • 00:59

    Using Time To Guide EMS Patient Care

    in Education

    Early in EMS education we are presented with the idea that "time" is a factor in much of what we do. Golden Hours, Platinum Ten Minutes, Time is Muscle etc.


    While some of these can help us with our treatment and transport decisions, have you ever wondered or questioned if they are getting in the way of patient care?


    As EMS providers we bring much of the Emergency Department to the patient. Even more so we are expected to provide certain levels of care to our patients prior to delivery to these ED's.


    I am sure that you have been questioned or made to feel like less of a provider when you don't provide certain aspects of care. Even when it was due to trying to follow dictated "time" constraints that are expected and may have been in the patients better interest to transport rather than perform a skill prior to arrival at the ED.


    So what do you think? Are these time markers valuable to us as providers or helpful?


    Do we end up focusing too much on them and not on what is best for the patient?


    Join us for this episode as we discuss this and other popular EMS topics. Call in Toll Free or come into the chat room to share your opinion.


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    Visit Jim at EMSSEO.com


    Check out Josh over at WANTYNU.com and be sure to look up his newest EMS Tool - The PALM.


     

  • 01:07

    Why One Size Does NOT Fit All in Dementia Care.

    in Health

    Join me in welcoming Ellen Belk as my guest on Conversations In Care.  Ellen Belk is the founder of Keep In Mind, Inc. and specializes in Holistic Dementia Care Solutions for both family and professional care partners. Today we will be talking about how One Size Does NOT Fit All in dementia care, and the other dementias that we are seeing more of in the news.


    Make sure to visit Keep In Mind


    Check out all that is going on with Conversations In Care.


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  • 00:03

    Health Care Marketing Ideas

    in Marketing

    Health care success is heavily dependent on word of mouth. We know that people tend to turn to their family and friends for recommendations whenever they have a health problem, and we have the best plan to make this work in your favor.


    Word of mouth occurs naturally, but, as any other advertising phenomenon, it can also be efficiently kick-started and controlled by a marketer. Social interactions have massively changed in recent years by the use of social media platforms - and the type of content that gets shared most often on social media is video. If you want people to talk about your health care business, you need video content to get the conversation started.


    But, when it comes to health care professionals, there’s more to video content than just creating a shareable piece. The best health care marketing ideas are those that create a personal connection. Let's be honest - most people are terrified by their first visit to a new doctor - even if it's a regular checkup or a routine verification. A video is a chance to establish a connection before actually meeting the doctor. A video can help a patient set their mind at ease plus make them comfortable. For you, as this is more than advertising: it’s a great opportunity to introduce yourself, and to share your first smile with future patients. Thus, when you actually meet them in person, they’ll already be more relaxed and more willing to trust you.


    Health care marketing ideas are not as much about marketing, as about direct, interpersonal, human to human communication. Our videos can make your business stand out and help highlight its personality and its appeal – so that people contact you with a smile on their faces. We know the competition is tough, and we can give you the tools to get ahead of them in no time.