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  • 00:31

    Who is Listening to the Patient Voice?

    in Health

    Robin and Joyce speak with Lesley Bennett, state coordinator for the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) in Connecticut, about the importance of the voice of the "consumer" in healthcare as in retail or other "marketing" relationships.


    Joyce and Lesley recently attended the annual meeting of the New England Regional Genetics Group (NERGG) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  What role should consumers play in a professional organization?  NERGG has included consumers in its governance for the past 38 years, and yet they are still struggling to define a clear role for consumers in the workings of the organization.


    What do consumers want? How can organizations work with them to include them in constructive ways?


    Who is Listening to the Patient Voice?



    Patients and the regulatory process - appraisal, approval, access issues
    Patient involvement in clinical trials -  design, recruitment and retention
    Patient involvement in the design of hospital cancer services
    The patient voice in kidney cancer guidelines/pathways

  • 00:30

    Should I go to Patient Support conference?

    in Health

    What happens at a patient support conference? Is it worthwhile to go, or will it be stressful? 


    Carla talks with Robin and Joyce about her own recent experience. 


    Carla applied to the New England Regional Genetics Group (http://www.nergg.org) for an A. Merrill Henderson scholarship to attend a patient support conference.  This grant enabled her to attend and learn. 


     

  • 00:32

    Patient Information - new info for VHL

    in Health

    There are many challenges common to all rare diseases:


    1. How to get a correct diagnosis?


    2. How to find doctors who understand the condition and can provide therapeutic help.


    3. How to manage day to day, making choices and getting medical help to moderate the symptoms and maximize one's quality of life.


    The VHL Alliance assembled its first collection of guidelines for patients and their general doctors in 1993, and has been evolving it regularly since then as new information has emerged.  This is now one of the best established Handbooks for a rare disease -- now in its 5th edition, and translated into 15 languages.


    Joyce and Robin speak with Suzanne Nylander, O.D., editor of the 5th edition, about what's new in the Handbook, how the Handbook helps both patients and doctors, and what they have learned about the power of sharing information -- among patients and among physicians and healthcare systems worldwide.


    Hard copies are available for purchase from the Alliance or from Amazon.com.  You can download the text for free at http://vhl.org/handbook.

  • 00:24

    Patient Access and Intake and You

    in Health

    As more and more hospitals, clinics, and doctors merge and integrate into large health systems. It can become confusing for patients to know where and how to receive care. Coordinating efforts to improve patient access and intake takes serious strategy and planning across the entire enterprise. Singola is here to help.

  • 01:00

    Author Robin Farmanfarmaian on The Patient as CEO

    in Health

    How can we understand the current medical revolution that is driven by accelerating technologies and thus be empowered? Join us as bestselling author Robin Farmanfarmaian talks about how medical technology can empower the consumer.


    Robin Farmanfarmaian is an entrepreneur, founder, speaker and best selling author working in cutting edge technology and medicine. Currently Farmanfarmaian is the COO and SVP of Arc Fusion Programs, working on the fusion of medicine, science and IT, and a VP at INVICTA Medical, a device company for sleep apnea. A life long philanthropist and mentor, she is the Co-Founder and on the Board of Directors (formally Executive Director) for the Organ Preservation Alliance, catalyzing breakthroughs in organ banking for transplants and tissue engineering, and President for the Innovation for Jobs Summit, finding solutions to disrupt unemployment.  Robin is on the advisory board of many startups and conferences, and mentors female entrepreneurs. Previous work includes being one of the founders of Morfit, the Exponential Medicine conference, and a VP at Singularity University. Her book, “The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer”, is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon.

  • 00:29

    Why Every Hospital Patient Needs an Advocate

    in Health

    eCareDiary's caregiving expert, Margery Pabst will speak to Bonnie Friedman, owner of a consultancy business and a crusader for healthcare advocacy about why patient advocacy is crucial and how caregivers and patients can intervene in hospital communication.

  • 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.

  • 02:12

    HTLV – Highlighting Mr. Ambition & Patient Picasso

    in Indie Music

    HTLV – Highlighting Mr. Ambition & Patient Picasso


    Mr. Ambition, Global Mafia Entertainment – CEO and Entertainer, based in Oakland, CA, brings a wealth of talent, know-how and knowlege to the recording industry.  Mr. Ambition and his partner are bringing some of the hottest artists from California.  Such acts like Menacedeleon, Cali Barnes, JLuv, Da Thug, Yung Tank, Denial One, P Dub, as well as Mr. Ambition, himself.


    Patient Picasso (Music Producer/Hip Hop Artist) – Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Patient Picasso is taking the music industry by storm, and with a vengeance.  His style of production and music delivery is unmatched by many.  With producer credits such as Gmalone (YMCMB), Uncle Chucc (1500orNothin), Hustyle Boyz (DoggyStyle Records) and Sylk.E.Fyne, there is no wonder this producer/artist is making a name for himself in the Hip Hop world.


    Join Tea Time and Toni Breedlove on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 7:00pm PST/10:00pm EST, as they sits down with these two very captivating artists to discuss life, the art of music, and what we can look forward to hearing from them now and in the future.


    Your questions and comments to these amazing talents are welcome by dialing (646)200-3148. Or listen and join the chatroom conversation here on Blog Talk Radio.


    ** The Hot Topics Talk Radio Network is sponsored by Shades of Afrika (Corona & Long Beach), A&L Family Restaurant and SPMG Media. For information regarding our sponsors, go to: www.hottopicstalkradio.com/sponsors.

  • 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.

  • 00:25

    Help Wanted - Adoptive Parents for children in Foster Care

    in Health

    Diane Tomaz of the Massachusetts Adoption Resources Exchange (MARE) talks about adoption and the needs of the children waiting in foster care.


    Many of these children have special needs.  Addy is a good example.


    Addy is a 4-year-old Caucasian girl who continues to make tremendous progress in her growth and development. Addy has some developmental delays and a genetic condition called Micro-duplication syndrome, which can present as having Autism like symptoms and behavioral challenges. She will need to be formally re-evaluated in the future to determine if she still falls on the Autism spectrum due to the tremendous progress she has made.


    Addy attends pre-school with the support of an Individualized Educational Plan. She is no longer in a self-contained classroom due to the gains she has made and she is now in an integrated preschool program. Addy’s speech has also increased and she continues to receive speech therapy at school to assist with her speech delays.


    Legally freed for adoption, Addison will need a family that is prepared for her needs and the unknowns that come with it. A family that has parenting experience would be preferred.


    Addison will need a family that is able to keep her in contact with her younger sister and grandmother with four to six visits a year. She also has an open adoption agreement with her birth mother for post-adoption visits.

  • 00:59

    Beyond Ultra: In the beginning there was endurance

    in Sports

    Welcome to the show! I will be introducing myself to all of you, discussing what you can look forward too in upcoming shows, and speaking with my guest, JOSH SPRAGUE, about his innovative running gear company "Orange Mud" (www.orangemud.com). This will be an awesome show, and awesome series. So, welcome, and enjoy!!!