Empowered Patient Chats Archives

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) w/@askdrfitz and @HealthSparq #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an #patientchat on the social determinants of health (SDOH) with HealthSparq (@HealthSparq) and Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick (@askdrfitz). The #patientchat community came together for an engaging discussion and shared what was their mind.

Top Tweets

Social Determinants of Health Are A Systemic Issue


There Are Many Social Determinants of Health


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Patient Experience: Let’s Talk Patient Burnout #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an #patientchat on the patient experience and patient burnout. The #patientchat community came together for an engaging discussion and shared what was their mind.

Top Tweets


Burnout Is Real and Normal


Many Factors Can Lead to Burnout


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Open Mic #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Open Mic Empowered #patientchat. The #patientchat community came together for an engaging discussion and shared what was their mind.

Top Tweets


“How do you keep focused on yourself and the things you have rather than what you don’t?”


Mental Health’s Stigma


Mental Health Should Be Apart of Care Coordination


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How to Read and Understand Scientific Research #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat on how to read and understand scientific research. The #patientchat community came together for an engaging discussion and shared their best advice and tips.

Top Tweets and Advice


Understanding Scientific Research Is Critical


Science should be accessible to all


“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking”


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Past Patient Chats

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • December 23, 2016 & January 6, 2017: No Patient Chat due to Holidays
  • December 9, 2016: Looking Back… Looking Ahead… Empowered #patientchat
  • November 25, 2016: No Patient Chat this week due to Thanksgiving holiday (U.S.)
  • November 11, 2016: “Health Share” Empowered #patientchat
  • November 6, 2016: Popup #patientchat – Hacking Healthcare with @TheBigHeist: Open Enrollment & DPC
  • October 28, 2016: No Chat
  • October 21, 2016 (re-scheduled from 10/14): Whole Health & Wellness with @justagoodlife
  • October 6, 2016: Popup #patientchat – Health Awareness Days
  • September 30, 2016: Flipping the Wait #MedX
  • September 16, 2016: Mental Health and Chronic Disease #MedX
  • September 2, 2016: No Patient Chat this week due to Labor Day Holiday Weekend (U.S.)
  • August 19, 2016: An Integrative Medicine Primer with a Holistic Nurse
  • August 5, 2016: Quality of Life – Define it. Share it. Live it. with Alan Brewington
  • July 22, 2016: Finding Help in the Healthcare Maze – Where to Start
  • July 10, 2016: Popup #patientchat – Medical Trauma
  • July 8, 2016: No Chat
  • June 26, 2016: Popup #patientchat – “The Open Patient” Documentary Discussion and Chat with @TheLizArmy @StevenKeating
  • June 24, 2016: No Chat
  • June 10, 2016: Citizen Science: Hacking Healthcare with John Novack @teaminspire
  • June 5, 2016: Popup #patientchat – How to Take Charge of your Medical Information with Richard Kreis
  • May 27, 2016: No Patient Chat this week due to Memorial Day Holiday Weekend (U.S.)
  • May 13, 2016: How to Create Work-Life Harmony with Chronic Disease
  • April 29, 2016: No Chat
  • April 22, 2016: Getting to the Heart of Patient-Centered Care with Dr. Rob Lamberts
  • April 15, 2016: No Chat
  • April 1, 2016: How to Communicate with Your Healthcare Team
  • March 18, 2016: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate with Patient Empowerment Network (@power4patients)
  • March 4, 2016: Rare Disease Advocacy with @RareCandace
  • February 19, 2016: Using Technology for Emotional Support, with CanSurround
  • February 5, 2016: Adjusting to a Family Member’s Diagnosis #patientchat with @caregiving
  • January 31, 2016: #popup #patientchat – How do we empower more people in their health?
  • January 22, 2016: Who’s in Your Corner? – Building Your Healthcare Team, Empowered #patientchat
  • January 8, 2016: Empowered #patientchat – Self-care Goals

2015

  • December 25, 2015: No Patient Chat this week due to Holidays
  • December 11, 2015: The Empowered Patient Year in Review
  • November 27, 2015: No Patient Chat this week due to Thanksgiving holiday
  • November 13, 2015: Tips for Improved Patient/Doctor Communication with Edward Leigh, MA
  • October 30, 2015: Empowered #PatientChat with Devices for Dignity
  • October 16, 2015: Tools to take charge of your health
  • September 25, 2015: Live from medx  (off-schedule due to Stanford Medicine X Conference)
  • September 4, 2015: Patient Experience with CancerGeek and Dr. Gia Sison
  • August 21, 2015: Talking telehealth
  • August 7, 2015: How do we empower more people in their health?
  • July 24, 2015: Challenges in scheduling medical visits?!
  • July 10, 2015: Getting your healthcare records organized
  • June 26, 2015: Where can I get the latest science that matters to me? with Tal Givoly of Medivizor
  • June 12, 2015: How patients can get involved in research & trials with special guest Anne Marie Ciccarella
  • May 29, 2015: Why are patient stories important?
  • May 15, 2015: How to coordinate care when you have more than one doctor
  • May 1, 2015: Empowered #PatientChat with Flip the Clinic
  • April 3, 2015: Tending to your mental health with special guest Kati Morton, LMFT
  • March 20, 2015: Patient Chat with Grant Perry of PatientPilot
  • March 6, 2015: How can you speak up and be heard at a doctor’s visit?
  • February 20, 2015: Family Caregivers and Patients Facing End of Life Together with Denise Brown of Caregiving.com
  • February 6, 2015: How can we hack the waiting room?
  • January 23, 2015: Online Support Groups: How can they help?” with Dr. Vincent Caimano
  • December 26, 2014 & January 9, 2015: No Patient Chat due to Holidays
  • December 12, 2014 at 10am PT: John Novack from Inspire, Using social networks to improve your health
  • November 28, 2014: No Patient Chat this week due to Thanksgiving holiday
  • November 14, 2014: Dr. Goldina Erowele Founder, CareNovate Brands
  • October 31, 2014: Martine Ehrenclou, M.A., Author of “The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care” CHAT TRANSCRIPT HERE
  • October 17, 2014: What is an #epatient and why should I care? epatient101.com
  • October 3, 2014: How to Find a Quality Doctor (topic inspired by this AP-Norc poll)
  • September 19, 2014: “How to Make Meaningful Doctor & Patient Connections Online” with Lisa Johnson from Sermo.com, “#1 physicians’ social network in the US” CHAT TRANSCRIPT HERE
  • September 5, 2014 at 10am PT: “Live from MedX” with Emily Lu
  • August 22, 2014 at 10am PST: “Storytelling for Healing: How Sharing your Story Helps” with special guest Amy Ohm from TreatmentDiaries.com Chat details here  CHAT TRANSCRIPT HERE
  • August 8, 2014 at 10am PST: “Hospital Stays the #epatient Way”  with special guest #epatient Mark-John Clifford of Health in the Laugh Lane – CHAT TRANSCRIPT HERE
  • July 25, 2014: Empowering Women to Improve their Gynecologic Health featuring Dee & Christina from Gyn Cancer (#gyncsm) @gyncsm – CHAT TRANSCRIPT HERE
  • July 11, 2014: Overcoming Challenges in Requesting Past Medical Records
  • June 25, 2014: Talking to Your Doctor  featuring Zack Berger, MD, PhD
  • June 13, 2014: Building a Healthcare Team
  • May 30, 2014: Working with Your Caregiver to Create a Plan that Works
  • May 16, 2014: How does an empowered patient approach prevention?
  • May 2, 2014: I’ve decided to become an empowered patient. Now what?
  • April 18, 2014: How to Create Patient-Centered Technology featuring Jack Imaging 

Managing the Emotions of a Chronic Illness #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat on managing the emotions of a chronic illness. The #patientchat community came together for an engaging discussion and shared their best advice and tips.

Top Tweets and Advice


Step One: Acknowledgement


Emotions Aren’t “Negative” or “Positive”


“We all deserve the freedom to express feelings all the time”


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How Does An Empowered Patient Approach Care Coordination? #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat on leveraging social media for patient advocacy. The #patientchat community came together for an engaging discussion and shared their best advice and tips.

Top Tweets and Advice


Care Coordination Means Everyone Is Working Together

 

 

 

 


You Are Your Own Best Advocate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Work For What You Deserve

 

 

 

 


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Leveraging Social Media for Patient Advocacy #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat on leveraging social media for patient advocacy. The #patientchat community came together for an engaging discussion and shared their best advice and tips.

Top Tweets and Advice


Social Media Helps Your Connect with Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Just Start

 

 

 

 


Think About When You Were Sick

 

 

 

 


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Patient Access: Let’s Talk Healthcare Conferences #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat on the power of patient storytelling with special guest HealthSparq (@HealthSparq) to explore the accessibility of patients to attend healthcare conferences. Lisa Deck (@lbdeck) and Emily McIntosh (@mcintose) the winners of two patient scholarship also joined us. Their scholarship goes towards attending the The Patient Experience Symposium.

The #patientchat community came together and shared their best advice and tips.

Top Tweets and Advice


We Still Have A Long Way To Go


Importance of Inclusion


Less Swag, More Patients


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The Power of Patient Storytelling #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat on the power of patient storytelling with special guest Kerri Sparling (@patientrev). Kerri was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986, sits on the Patient Revolution team,  and is working towards careful and kind care. The #patientchat community came together and shared their insights and best advice.

Top Tweets and Advice

Raise Awareness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enlist Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your Story With Your Doctor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Applying Patient Advocacy Initiatives to Your Patient Journey #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat on applying patient advocacy initiatives to the patient journey with special guest Seth Rotberg (@Srotberg15). Seth is a rare disease advocate and motivational speaker who is passionate about bringing his personal experience to better support the health community. The #patientchat community came together and shared their best advice and tips.

Top Tweets and Advice

 

You Have Power

 

 

 

 

Be Confident

 

 

 

 

Patient Advocacy Has Benefits

 

 


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Advice For Newly Diagnosed Patients #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat on advice for newly diagnosed patients. The #patientchat community came together and shared their best advice and tips.

The Top Tweets and Advice…

 

Ask Questions

 

 

 

 

Seek a Second Opinion

 

 

 

 

Stay Informed


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Finding Your Voice #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat on finding your voice and what stops patients from seeking a second opinion.

A second opinion is crucial to prevent misdiagnosis or unnecessary procedures or surgeries. A study done by Mayo Clinic showed that as many as 88% of patients who get a second opinion go home with a new or refined diagnosis. That shows that only 12% of patients receive confirmation that their original diagnosis was complete and correct. Still, a lot of patients never get second opinions. So, we wanted to chat about this and see what the Empowered #patientchat community had to say, and these were the main takeaways:

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