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Patient as Customer?

Part of my work is what I call health or medical “consumerism” — recognizing, talking about, and creating guidelines for patients as they regard cost of their healthcare. From nuances in purchasing health insurance, to understanding how those dollars get allocated, to ideas for saving money and even appealing health insurance payment rejections — that’s […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Media, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Self Help

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New Blog Section: Looking for….

My other advocate colleagues and I often get networking-type requests: Sometimes journalists, authors, reporters, or other media reps are looking for patients who fit a certain profile and might be willing to be interviewed. Sometimes patients want to connect with others who may be sharing experiences with similar symptoms or diagnoses. I’ve started a page […]

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Posted in: Media, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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