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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.
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.
Dr. Nancy Finn has written a sequel to her book, ePatients Live Longer. Joyce and Mike speak with her about the new edition, and what she has learned since the writing of her earlier book. How does it help a patient to do some research, get engaged, and advocate for him or herself?
See Nancy's website at http://healthcarebasicsinfo.com/
Mike and Joyce chat about the adventure of going outside your comfort zone for medical care.
Joyce has been hosting a family from a village on the west coast of Ecuador who are in Boston to get life-saving heart surgery for their son. Not only have they traveled a great distance, but Boston has very different weather than the tropical weather of Ecuador, the food is entirely different, and they don't speak any English.
They also chat about some of the highlights of the shows of 2014, and foreshadow next week's Christmas week show about considering clinical trials, and the resources that are available to assist you in finding and joining clinical trials that might be helpful in your situation.
Many thanks for listening in 2014, we hope you enjoy next week's show, and that you will be with us in 2015, happy and in good health.
Be well, and be a Powerful Patient.
The Sharps Patient Support System
Pharmaguy interviews David P. Tusa, CEO and President, Sharps Compliance, Inc.(see Bio), who describes The Sharps Patient Support System and how his company collects data from sharps containers to determine whether patients are adhering to their medication therapies.
Questions/Topics of Discussion
Can you tell us what kinds of patients use "sharps" for self-injection? What makes this a unique patient group? What unique challenges do they face?
What data can you collect from disposed sharps? How can pharmaceutical product managers use this data to improve patient adherence & formulary position?
What other adherence-related services do you offer through The Sharps Patient Support System?
How does the program work? Do patients enroll in this program?
Joyce and Mike speak with Dr. Joshua Seidman about the concept of "Meaningful Use" in healthcare and how it can be used along with electronic health records (EHR) to improve patient care.
Dr. Seidman is Vice President in charge of Payment and Delivery Reform at Avalere Health. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
Previouslyt, Seidman was the Director of Meaningful Use at the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. At ONC, Dr. Seidman guided development of resources that helped providers become meaningful users of HIT, and helped to evolve meaningful use practice and policy. During nearly two decades in health care, Seidman has focused on: quality measurement and improvement; the intersection of e-health and health services research; and structuring consumer e-health interventions to support improved health behaviors and informed decision making.
Before that, Seidman was the founding President of the Center for Information Therapy, which advanced the practice and science of delivering tailored information to consumers to help them make better health decisions and lead healthier lives. At the IxCenter, Seidman focused on stimulating innovation, diffusing best practices, and evangelizing for a patient-centered orientation to implementation of HIT applications.
See also e-patients.net and http://participatorymedicine.org
Joyce and Mike speak with Edward Grandi about Sleep. the importance of sleep.
Grandi, the former executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association, is a nationally and internationally invited speaker in the field of sleep medicine to patient and professional groups. He has been praised in particular for his work raising awareness of the importance of sleep among drivers in the transportation industry, and highlighting the particular importance of sleep for women.
Dr. Mark Laney, President and CEO of Mosaic Life Care joins Dr. Michelle Robin on this week’s Small Changes Big Shifts
Mosaic Life Care represents a new type of health care. Created with the patients’ needs in mind, it offers same-day appointments, extended clinic hours to fit busy schedules and caregivers that not only treat you when you’re sick, but take the time to help you live life to the fullest. It’s just what the patient ordered.
Mosaic Life Care is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. This relationship allows collaboration with Mayo Clinic specialists as needed.
Dr. Laney joined Mosaic Life Care in 2009 as the president and CEO. Prior to Mosaic Life Care, Dr. Laney served for 15 years at Cook Children's Health Care System as the Cook Children's Physician Network president.
On today's episode of Getting Social with Miriam, Dr. Manon Bolliger will be interviewed. Dr. Manon Bolliger promotes patient consciousness in the healing process as an author, radio host, naturopathic doctor, founder of Bowen College and director of Cornerstone Health Centre. She has served as department head at the Boucher College of Naturopathic Medicine since 2004. Over the past two decades, Dr. Bolliger has treated thousands of patients and taught many professional medical health care providers. Beyond trauma and pain relief, her diversified experience guides individuals through a healing process, which is both empowering and nurturing; highlighting the importance of truly “listening” in the doctor-patient relationship. She resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with her family.
We focus a lot on response in EMS. Our response allong with our training can effect patient outcomes. But what about when response is the focus without equal attention to training. Getting there is only part of what we do, yet is often the one marker that is looked at when it comes to a patients outcome.
This week we talk about EMS response, call types, training and how they reflect on patient outcomes.
Does the 8-10 minute response have a positive impact or is it better training and equipment?
Join us for this discussion.
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"Do I take action or just be patient?" If this is something you are trying to figure out, join Robyn Hessinger for this week’s Inspired Guidance radio show.
When something isn't going our way or things aren't manifesting as we'd hoped, does it mean there's a specific action we're supposed to take? Or are we just supposed to wait and be patient? Join Robyn as she answers your most important questions and shares channeled messages. This is your opportunity to receive free intuitive guidance and answers! 646-200-3448.
Robyn Hessinger is a gifted Intuitive, Medium, Angel Communicator, and Healer. She is also an Author, Speaker, Teacher and the founder of Inspired Guidance®. www.inspiredguidance.com
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