Posts Tagged General News

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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Soldiers’ War Injuries = Pre-existing?

This story from NPR caught my eye this morning. Even those who think I go a bit off the deep end when it comes to casting dispersions on insurance and other payor programs that should be paying for our healthcare and don’t… this will make you think twice. The story concerns American soldiers who have […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Politics and Medicine

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Microchipping for Better Human Health?

The AP issued an article this week (picked up in many pubs, I’m sure — here’s a link) about injecting microchips into humans, in part to improve their healthcare. The idea is that there are a number of problems we human beings could solve if we just had a microchip implanted in our arms. For […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Politics and Medicine, Self Help

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Stepping on Patient Empowerment’s Toes

Very interesting conversation yesterday with a gentleman named Anthony Cirillo…. Anthony and I are kindred spirits in a couple of different ways. We both hail from marketing backgrounds with probably 50+ years of experience between the two of us. And we’ve both identified a passion within healthcare — me with my Every Patient’s Advocate work, […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Politics and Medicine

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