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Rise Of The Patient #ROTPt Participation + Enabling Health

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This episode is part of a larger program that will run for 3 months: The Rise Of The Patient.  (#ROTPt) Click this link for more details on the program 

There is a movement happening. It is a quiet one however a critical one. Patients are finding their voice and are driving conversations in various arenas that are not necessarily in your traditional healthcare space. The movement has grown significantly since the advent of the social web.  They are driving change.

I interview Colleen Young in this episode. Colleen will talk about  the Canadian Virtual Hospice  and their collaboration as it relates to both patient and health care providers. She will also share her views on Participatory Healthcare. Do join us for this engaging topic.

Guest Bio

Colleen Young is the Founder, Health Care Social Media Canada (#hcsmca) and the Engagement and Community Manager, Canadian Virtual Hospice.

Colleen Young is a community manager and communication specialist who builds online health communities that thrive.  As the Engagement and Community Manager for Canadian Virtual Hospice, Colleen has built a sustainable community for patients and caregivers seeking online peer support at the end of life and through bereavement. She believes that engaged patients, caregivers and providers can leverage technology and the knowledge of the community collective to be the driving force that will build confidence in peer-to-peer health care and participatory medicine.

 

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