Category Archive: Patient Empowerment

Feb 19 2015

Getting Away With Murder? Public Records, New York and Across the US

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This post is two things: 1.  A description of the problem which has to do with money, influence, and once again, it’s the little guy who will lose out. 2.  A call to action for those who live in New York State – where the most egregious of examples is taking place now. (And may …

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Feb 11 2015

Chicken Little, Wishful Thinking and the 24 Hour News Cycle

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One frightening and frustrating trend we’ve seen since the 24-hour news cycle became a reality (meaning – since we have all gotten used to, and expect, to get our news updated at anytime, day or night, everywhere) – credibility has taken a nose dive. We want to think we can count on the “facts” as …

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Feb 05 2015

Every Patient’s Advocate 2.0 – An Update

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Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in your day, and that you can’t possibly do everything you wish you could do? Not every day, of course!  But yes  – I know you’ve felt exactly the same way. That’s been my constant state now for the last many months. And because each …

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Feb 05 2015

When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

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Article:  When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write  by Leana Wen, MD from Reader’s Digest (and NPR) What a great empowerment tool for patients!  Read this article about how Dr. Wen works with her patients during visits to make sure their electronic records are accurate. Smart Patient Takeaway:  This is a great tool for patients …

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Aug 14 2014

Top Doctors and Best Hospitals – for a Price

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You mostly see them in airline magazines. But sometimes I see a banner or badge on a doctor’s website, or even a hospital’s billboard. Big proclamations they are!  Dr. Horatio P. Speshultee is a TOP DOCTOR as ranked by some organization or another.  Or ST. HARELDA’S HOSPITAL has been ranked #1! Oh really?  Says who? …

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