Archive for Healthcare Quality

Quick Action Needed! To Get Your Medical Test Results…

Have you ever been frustrated trying to get copies of your medical test results?  It may be because there is an existing law that says you can only get them from the doctor or other provider who ordered them for you. That law is yet another example of how patients are excluded from being allowed […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Patient Tools, Self Help

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AdvoConnection Gets Ready to Launch – Outreach to Patients

Update on this post:  AdvoConnection is launched!  Patients are being helped, and patient advocates are ready to help you.  Learn more at:  www.AdvoConnection.com. ……………………………………… Hard at work we’ve been!  And AdvoConnection, a dream of mine for several years, is getting ready to launch. Since beginning my advocacy work almost five years ago, and being highly […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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Autism and MMR Link, Parents Fooled, Follow the Money, Then LISTEN

I’ll begin this post by saying that I understand the basics — that many parents of children with autism believe that autism was brought on by vaccines.  And that scientific research has over and over again proven that link does not exist. Then I watched the Dateline / Matt Lauer interviews and exposé, A Dose […]

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

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Healthcare Reform: Which Comes First – Lives or Money?

As Congress continues to struggle with healthcare reform, I suggest that there is one way to look at it that might make the arguments simpler than they currently are. I see only two points of view. No matter who you are or what your interest in reform is, you fall into one of these categories: […]

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Posted in: Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Patient Empowerment, Politics and Medicine

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Women Who Know Their Place

This story was sent to me by my friend Debi.  It’s not a story about the healthcare system, but it most certainly teaches us a lesson that we can apply: Barbara Walters, of Television’s 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul , Afghanistan several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women […]

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