Archive for Healthcare Quality

O! Fun to be Found in O Magazine

In the five years I’ve been working on patient empowerment and patient advocacy, I’ve been thrilled to have been quoted in the likes of the Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, Forbes, Fox, NPR, PBS and others… But now I know I have arrived — because O Magazine came calling!  Sure enough — […]

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Posted in: AdvoConnection, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment

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Patients Don’t Believe the Evidence! What’s Wrong With Us?

The journal Health Affairs reports on a study that finds Evidence That Consumers Are Skeptical About Evidence-Based Health Care. According to the abstract, We found many of these consumers’ beliefs, values, and knowledge to be at odds with what policy makers prescribe as evidence-based health care. Few consumers understood terms such as “medical evidence” or […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Follow the Money, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Medical and Research Studies, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Self Help

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Catching Up – You Bet Your Life!

I have been remiss… not posting for two months… and plead the fact that there just are not enough hours in the day! Of course, I’ve kept up with blog posts at About.com – all the commentary about healthcare reform, new hiccups in the system we patients must deal with and more. But yes, this, […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Media, Patient Empowerment, You Bet Your Life!

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The New Healthcare Reform – Is Patient Reform

While Congress continues its monkey shines, American patients are continuing to get substandard, too-expensive healthcare, or no healthcare at all.  We are getting sicker, and dying, because we can’t get decent care. However, if you think this post is going to be a call to action for Congress – think again.  While I am a […]

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Posted in: Healthcare Quality, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Self Help

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H1N1 Swine Flu Rears It’s Ugly Head – Time for Help and Truth

There’s so little I can say about swine flu that hasn’t already been said.  And to that point, I’ve already said plenty! In fact, I’ve said it all on my About.com Guide to Patient Empowerment, so I figure it’s best just to give you a master list of all the articles I’ve written, by topic: […]

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Posted in: Follow the Money, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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