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  • 01:01

    Powerful Patient meets Youth Services

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    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.

  • 00:31

    Empowered Patient Coalition

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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.


    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.

  • Population Health and the Patient Experience: A Perfect Pair

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    Population health has arrived on the healthcare scene, and if we’re smart, we’ll make sure it’s here to stay. Susan Marks from Amati Health will talk with Singola Consulting about why it’s smart to move towards population health, what an effective strategy looks like, and how it benefits both healthcare organizations and the patient experience.

  • Can Online Patient Interaction be HIPAA Compliant?

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    As more and more patients are turning to the Internet to conduct a consultation for aesthetic surgery, the need for total patient privacy and HIPAA compliancy has never been greater. This interview with San Francisco board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Mosser, explains the importance of HIPAA compliancy and what steps an aesthetic practitioner can take to be compliant. Dr. Mosser utilizes AestheticLink, an integrated software solution that is HIPAA compliant and endorsed by leading malpractice insurance companies. With a busy Bay Area practice, Dr. Mosser uses AestheticLink for a multitude of purposes including virtual consulting, patient tracking, inventory control and marketing. His philosophy of improvement through plastic surgery happens through establishing harmonty, not by manipulating a patient's fundamental appearance. Enhancing people’s lives and witnessing positive changes in self confidence are key reasons Dr. Mosser chose plastic surgery as his profession, and are the reasons that he loves performing plastic surgery everyday. Patient privacy is important to Dr. Mosser. Learn more at www.drmosser.com.

  • 00:33

    Pharma-Patient Collaboration

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    Activist Survey is a "Wake Up Call"


    Pharmaguy interviews Jack Barrette, CEO of WEGO Health, who summarizes the result of the Pharma Edition of the 2015 WEGO Health Patient Engagement Survey.

  • Welcome Robin Martinez

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    Mike Lawing has retired from Powerful Patient.  We wish him well in his new endeavors.


    Mike and Joyce welcome Robin Martinez as the new co-host of Powerful Patient.  Robin and Joyce talk about some of their new ideas and directions for the show and the advocacy efforts of Powerful Patient Inc.


    We hope that you will join us in welcoming Robin, in shaping the show, and in being a Powerful Patient.

  • 00:30

    Integrated Practice Marketing and Patient Relation Techniques

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    One of the biggest challenges facing the aesthetic practitioner is how to keep up with practice marketing and finding ways to integrate the many applications of internal and external marketing, along with social media outreach. Dr. Suneel Chilukuri is an internationally-recognized, board certified dermatologic surgeon who specializes in the Liquid Face Lift, a non-invasive face-lift technique, among other interesting and novel approaches to aging.  As a physician who likes to give individual attention to patients, finding a software solution that could help him continue to provide great service, develop better patient communication and increase overall practice efficiency was important. Integrating the AestheticLink software into his practice management system has allowed Dr. Chilukuri to keep his practice as up-to-date and cutting edge as the many diverse techniques he offers patients. This in-depth interview about how Dr. Chilukuri is optimally using AestheticLink to enrich his practice is a MUST listen to episode. Dr. Chilukuri practices in Houston, TX. Learn more at www.refreshdermatology.com.

  • 01:56

    What Every Dialysis Patient Should Know-Patient To Patient

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    Our panel of veteran dialysis patients are not medical professional but we have been on dialysis for a number of years that we have alot of valuable information that could be extremely helpful to other dialysis patients.  We will also be answering questions from our call in guests also.

  • Travel insurance for people with medical issues

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    Joyce and Robin speak with Dr. Patty Calvert, an agent with Travel Experts of Memphis, Tennessee, about travel insurance.


    Robin raised the question because in her dealings with people who have kidney cancer, there were too many stories of illness during travel and being let down by the travel insurance they thought they had had for emergencies.


    Patty designs adventure travel for her clients, and has experience in making sure that in case of emergencies abroad, there will be an appropriate backup system in place.


    For more information on Patty and her practice, see http://www.travel-xperts.com/Patty-Calvert/


    There are also lots of good resources listed at http://www.virtuoso.com


    Join us live, or submit questions in advance to joyce@powerfulpatient.org


     


     

  • 00:30

    Show #126: The Benefits Engagement Can Bring to Patient Experience in the NHS

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    Chris Barton, Assistant Director of Education and Workforce Transformation, South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.


    A Nurse by profession, Chris has worked in mental health as a clinician and operational manager for the last 17 years, most recently leading the Trust’s Listening into Action Programme, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Health Service Journal Staff Engagement Award.


    Join us as we discuss how employee engagement can have a significant impact on the quality of care provided within health services. Empowering and enabling staff to be able to innovate and develop services, with as few obstacles as possible can not only improve staff survey results, but also the patient experience. Changing culture in public services and improving staff experience within the context of austerity can be a challenge, but by demonstrating commitment from the very top of the organisation, Chris will share how staff engagement has led to considerable change.


    Host: Jo Dodds

  • Reducing Infant Mortality in the United States

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    DR. FORD HAS A CONFLICT.  WE ARE WORKING TO REBOOK THIS FOR NEXT WEEK.  SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. - JOYCE AND ROBIN


    What can we do to lower the incidence of infant deaths? Joyce and Robin speak with Dr. Robert Ford, a retired obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) from West Memphis, Arkansas, now living in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Ford shares his insights into this problem, which is highest in the Southern states.


    Unfortunately, about 24,000 infants died in the United States in 2011. The loss of a baby remains a sad reality for many families and takes a serious toll on the health and well-being of families, as well as the nation.


    The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. The infant mortality rate is an estimate of the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This rate is often used as an indicator to measure the health and well-being of a nation, because factors affecting the health of entire populations can also impact the mortality rate of infants. There are obvious differences in infant mortality by age, race, and ethnicity; for instance, the mortality rate for non-Hispanic black infants is more than twice that of non-Hispanic white infants.


    What are the Causes?


    Fortunately, most newborns grow and thrive. However, for every 1,000 babies that are born, six die during their first year.1 Most of these babies die because they are—



    Born with a serious birth defect.
    Born too small and too early (i.e., preterm birth; birth before 37 weeks gestation).
    Victims of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
    Affected by maternal complications of pregnancy.
    Victims of injuries (e.g., suffocation).


    These top five leading causes of infant mortality together account for 58% of all infant deaths in the United States in 2011.