Youre Invited! We hope you‘ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion as we explore how to include patients in design. Patient involvement is ensuring that patient’s views are central to the design and implementation of health care systems and processes.

Real patients bring unique and important perspectives on their own care, on their experience with health care organizations, and on the coordination and cooperation among various elements of their care. This offers a unique opportunity to tap into those talents to develop authentic, engaging, and transformative health care systems and processes. Patients can and should take a more central, driving role in research that affects their health and health care, but how exactly can this be accomplished?

This week’s #patientchat is a special one because we are trying something new! We want to publish a guide after the chat explaining how health care systems can include patients in the design and implementation of health care systems and processes.

Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:

T1: Why should patients and families be included in the process of redesigning health care systems and processes? What additional perspective do they provide?

T2: How should patients and families be engaged? For example, how many should be consulted?, where to find them?, at what point should they be consulted?, etc.

T3: What elements must be incorporated to create a successful patient-centered system or process?

T4: Different patients may want different things, so how can all patients’ needs be met? Is this possible? If not, what is the compromise?

T5: Is there a specific example of a system or process that was changed or designed because of patients?

T6: Would you be interested in helping @power4patients create a guide explaining how health care systems can include patients and families in design and implementation?

We hope to see you Friday, February 23rd on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

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