Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing reliable information to prostate cancer patients and their families. Check out some of their valuable resources below:
Call our PCRI’s Helpline at 310-743-2116 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to get answers your questions from experienced prostate cancer patients. PCRI facilitators are patients or relatives of patients who have been intensely trained about prostate cancer by Dr. Mark Scholz and other PCRI Medical Advisors. They understand your situation and are able to help. Learn more here.
2. Youtube Channel
PCRI’s YouTube Channel provides resources for prostate cancer patients and caregivers looking to gain understanding, insight, and hope. Get honest answers from science based data. Learn more here.
3. Support Groups
A support group can provide a continuing opportunity to learn about the various aspects of the disease, and to share experiences and feelings with others. Most meetings provide an educational program presented by a professional in the field, followed by an open discussion session. Learn more here.
Today, we’re extremely proud to introduce our first-ever Empowered! podcast. Empowered! will bring you conversations around topics that are important to patients and care partners.
For our first episode, we meet Andrea Conners. Andrea is Patient Empowerment Network’s Executive Director. Andrea shares a little bit about herself, about PEN, and her inspiration in getting involved.
The Community Transportation Association estimates that approximately 3.6 million Americans miss or delay medical care because of transportation issues that cost the health care system $150 billion each year.
To help combat this issue, Uber has created a new app called Uber Health. Earlier this month Uber announced that they are working with providers to offer reliable rides for patients, care partners, and families to get to and from doctor’s appointments and the hospital.
The app will allow medical and administrative staff to either call an Uber to drive a specific patient home, or to dispatch an Uber to the patient’s house for pick up. The app also allows users to schedule the ride up to 30 days in advance, so important appointments are never missed. Planning transportation in advance enables patients to schedule rides to and from follow-up appointments even while they are still in the healthcare facility. With the ability to schedule and manage multiple rides from a single dashboard, healthcare professionals can take their level of care to the next level with Uber Health.
How It Works
Uber Health saves patients time and money, as they can focus their attention on their health instead of worrying about how they might get to their next appointment. With the help of Uber’s cost-saving methodology, patients and healthcare professionals can save money utilizing the app over hailing taxis or paying for expensive hospital parking.
Uber Health enables older patients and those with chronic pain gain independence and mobility. Because all communication with Uber Health is completed via text message, patients no longer need a smartphone and the corresponding Uber app to access Uber Health’s benefits.
The Uber Health dashboard was designed with HIPAA standards in mind, ensuring that all aspects of the service meet health care privacy and security standards.
As a part of Uber’s beta program, over 100 healthcare organizations in the U.S, including hospitals, clinics, rehab centers, senior care facilities, home care centers, and physical therapy centers are already using Uber Health.
For more information, please visit the Uber Health site: https://www.uberhealth.com
The ePatient virtual classrooms are designed to empower patients in all their healthcare matters.
ePatient101: How to be an Empowered Patient, is an online course for anyone interested in becoming an empowered patient, empowered caregiver, or patient advocate. Through this online course taught by Alex Barfuss, you will learn:
- The meaning of the term “ePatient”
- Why being an ePatient is so important in today’s healthcare system
- How you can save time and money and get better overall value from your health care providers
- How to advocate for yourself
- Tools, tips and best practices to help manage your or your loved one’s chronic disease
Caregiver 101 is full of useful tools for caregivers and taught by Caregiving.com founder, Denise Brown. By taking this course, you will learn:
- How the carer/caree relationship can be a health relationship
- How to find balance
- How to find more time for your self
- How to ask for support
- Tips, tools, and tactics to be a better carer/caree
- Curated links and resources
- Knowledge quizzes
- Support from a community of caregivers at cargiving.com
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) 101
We are excited to be partnering up with Intake.me to bring you CLL 101. We wanted anyone struggling with a recent CLL diagnosis to become empowered through knowledge and support. By taking this course, you will receive:
- An overview of CLL
- Facts about CLL
- Curated links and resources
- Knowledge quizzes
- Printable checklists with questions to ask your doctor
- Why you should immediately get a second, expert opinion
- Tips on building your healthcare team, and how your local doctor can work with a CLL expert to provide the best treatment
- Where to find the latest CLL research, clinical trials, and other treatment options
- Ability to ask questions from other CLL 101 students
These courses are part of the Intake.me experience and are free to everyone. You can sign up be clicking one of the buttons below. Enjoy!