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  • 01:26

    Karen Mercereau, Patient Advocate Specialist

    in Entrepreneur

    Karen Mercereau is a nationally recognized visionary leader in healthcare, known for her ability to transcend challenges, and create opportunity from complexity.  This was the quality behind her founding of RN Patient Advocates in 2002, for which she received a Purpose Prize Fellowship.     A clinical RN for 45 years in diverse intensive care as well as community health settings, Karen was also integral in developing the first hospice in Tucson, AZ.  Recognizing the dearth of public health programs available in the AIDS community in the late 1980’s, she chaired a countywide consortium to develop AIDs relief programs in Tampa Bay.  Karen has also been instrumental in the design and implementation of hospital and health care systems, lecturing nationally on their wider applications.  Currently, Karen heads the RN Patient Advocate Learning Intensive  in association with the University of Arizona College of Nursing.  This immersion learning program for qualified clinical RNs prepares them for the development of their own practices as independent RN Patient Advocates (iRNPAs).
    Karen is also the leader of the RN Patient Advocate Group Practice in Southern Arizona comprised of independent RN Patient Advocates who provide both individual RN Patient Advocate services as well as community health literacy programs.  She is the President of Health Education and Advocacy Leaders, Inc., a foundation she started to support community health literacy programs.
     

  • 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.

  • 00:33

    Advocate vs. Advocate

    in Pets

    In the world of Pit Bull Advocacy, we all want the same thing. The fair and equal treatments of the dogs we know and love as Pit Bull. One thing has been clear in my 12 years as an owner, lover, and advocate, our methods and views are not always the same, and we can, and we do, clash. In fighting, boasting, egos, and more. What can we do as advocates to look past those differences, avoid such clashes and do away with the egos involved, including our own?

    Join Dogfather and Joe on our 1st show of 2015 as we discuss this and more. We welcome your calls with comments and questions. Phone lines open at the top of the show. 347-838-8615

    Dogfather
     

  • 01:00

    What You Need to Know About Senior Advocate Accreditation

    in Health

    Richard Wexler of Points of Life joins me in conversation about Senior Advocate Accreditation.


    The Fischer Report is back and Tony will share some the hot stories in Health Care.

  • 00:34

    The Three Pillars of Sanofi's Patient-Centric Strategy

    in Business

    Input, Solutions, Culture


    Pharmaguy interviews Anne C. Beal, MD, MPH, Chief Patient Officer, Sanofi, and Melva T. Covington, MPH, MBA., PhD, Project Leader, Research and Develooment, Sanofi. They talk about their roles in bringing the patient perspective into Sanofi's work to advance Sanofi's ability to deliver health care solutions that matter most to patients and those who care for them.


    Questions/Topics of Discussion



    How do you define "Patient-Centricity?"
    Tell us more about the three pillars of Sanofi's Patient-Centric Strategy. How do you get patients' input? Do you have any patient advocates on your team who are not physicians but who have worked extensively with patients?
    Are we talking only about patient-centricity in the context of research & development? What about corporate and marketing communications?
    What's the most difficult hurdle for pharma to overcome to be truly patient-centric?
    Why did Sanofi create the role of "Chief Patient Officer?" How is it different from "Chief Medical Officer?" What do you do as Sanofi's Chief Patient Officer? Can you relate a case study which demonstrates how you implemented your strategy?
    What other pharmaceutical companies have Chief Patient Officers? Do they all have similar roles? Will all pharma companies follow?

  • 01:04

    A parent and patient perspective on being hospitalized in a psych unit.

    in Health

    Join Margaret Sisson and me as we discuss the two perspectives of what it is like when a daughter/son is placed in a psych hospital from the parent and patient angle.
    Stigma is so rampant when it comes to hospitilization and the emotional effects can be lasting and devastating on the individual and the families.


    Let's break down some stigma and get to the root of the issues!

  • 02:00

    Ep 17: RN Turned Award Winning Filmmaker Talks about Igniting Your Inner Genius

    in Women

    A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.~ David Brinkley


    Creator of The Southern Warrior Sister-Tribe, TV/Radio Host, Bestselling Author, Nafca African Oscar Winning Screenwriter, Executive Producer of soon to be released feature film, Of Sentimental Value is on the "HOT SEAT" with her Southern Warrior Sister-Tribbe. No questions are off limit! They turn the table on her today and let her share how she transitioned from an RN to an award winning Filmmaker. Many have asked her how she did it... that in just 12 months, she won 5 awards due to her work in the movie industry. To her, age does not matter!


    If you are looking to transition from where you are to where you know you ought to be, this is the show for you. According to Forbes about 70% hate their jobs, They know they ought to be doing something larger than what they are doing now. For those who really love what they are doing, they are simply overwhelmed, overworked and stressed out.

    On today's episode, her Southern Warrior Sisters will help ask questions for others who need direction, regardless of their current career.... KEEPING IT REAL!
    Blog: Southern Warrior Sister-Tribe: www.southernwarriorsistertribe.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/sistertribe; Facebook: www.facebook.com/southernwarriorsistertribe
    About Dr. Princess Fumi Hancock: www.worldoffumihancock.com

  • 01:58

    This Week's Guest is Learning Disabilities Advocate Jason Oliver

    in Health

    Learning Disabilities Advocate Jason Oliver joins us this week on The Best Years in Life Radio.  Coming from a learning disabilities background, himself, Jason overcame insurmountable challenges and now he is an advocate helping children and adults alike, giving them the hope that they, too, can make a difference.  Tune in for this special and important interview.


    During the first half hour, Tony will go over additions to our website and his topic will be:  Giving nature the time it needs to heal.


    During the second half hour, Luella will conclude her series on the importance of an empath learning to manage emotions received from other people.

  • 00:31

    Ellen Matloff and MyGeneCounsel

    in Health

    Joyce speaks with Ellen Matloff, geneticist, about her newest venture, MyGeneCounsel. 


    Ellen Matloff, MS, CGC is the President and CEO of My Gene Counsel. Ellen is the founder and former director of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Program at Yale School of Medicine and a lead plaintiff in the 2013 United States Supreme Court gene patent case. Ellen has authored more than 50 scientific publications in the field, is an established educator, lecturer and media spokesperson and has received national awards for her ongoing patient advocacy efforts.


    She was the 2013 honoree of ArtBra New Haven for her work with hereditary breast cancer, and particularly for helping to challenge the validity of patenting the genes for breast cancer.


    Ellen’s area of special interest is BRCA I and BRCA II mutations, which vastly increase the probability of a carrier developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. For the past 18 years, she has been dedicated to patient and provider issues in cancer genetic counseling, and the impact of genetic patents on patients and clinical practice.


    Ellen was one of the lead plaintiffs in Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, the landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which challenged the validity of patenting naturally-occurring substances from the human body. Myriad Genetics had patented the BRCA I and II genes, and held the monopoly on testing. This effectively froze research, and made necessary testing unaffordable for many patients, leaving them to make huge decisions about their treatment without vital information. Ellen worked tirelessly for the interests of breast cancer patients and their families. 

  • 00:39

    Stephanie Messenger ~ Remembrance, Measles & Mandates ~ Host Sallie O. Elkordy

    in News

    Guest Stephanie Messenger, Author of Melanie's Marvelous Measles (www.stephaniemessenger.com )


    Host Sallie O. Elkordy for Mayor, Vaccine Free NYC and Legislation for Congress http://tinyurl.com/VaccineFree2015

  • 00:40

    e-Patient Dave/Bionic Eye: Mayo Clinic Radio

    in Health

    In the past, in even the best of doctor-patient relationships, it was usually the doctor who made the final decision about treatment. Now that's changing. On this week's program, we explore "participatory medicine" with patient-engagement advocate Dave deBronkhart, Jr., better known to his blog followers as e-Patient Dave. Also on the program, Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist Dr. Raymond Iezzi, Jr., talks about the bionic eye, […]