You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we review 2018 and look ahead to next year with special guest, Kimberly Hartmann (@fireflyrn84).

Kim is a Registered Nurse turned full time patient living with dysautonomia (autonomic nervous system dysfunction), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and numerous other chronic illnesses. Pushing through adversity left her needing an outlet. How was she supposed to find a way to cope and still let the nurse live on? She turned to patient advocacy and started blogging as well at That became her identity; why not take on your disease straight on. Currently she is the Medical, Clinical Liaison Coordinator and a Co-Leader on the Advocacy Team for Dysautonomia Support Network. Kim is also a Savvy Cooperative Pioneer Member as well as Savvybassador, a Patient leader and expert for WEGO Health, and has served on the Patientslikeme Team Of Advisors.

The chronic illness community has become a support system for her. Who better to understand the landscape of healthcare and just ‘getting it’ than those who are involved in it?

We hope to see you Friday, December 14th on Twitter (or at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

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

T1: For your personal Empowered Patient Year in Review, what are you proud of? What are your goals for 2019? #patientchat

T2: Is there something you wish you did differently this year? Do you have plans to try something new in 2019?#patientchat

T3: Which healthcare trends were important to you in 2018? What trends would you like to see gain momentum? #patientchat

T4: We want to hear from you! What topics are you passionate about and would like to hear more of in 2019? #patientchat

T5: How can we empower others and get more people involved? What can we do to foster collaboration? #patientchat

Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held every other Friday at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.

Click HERE to learn more about the Empowered #patientchat Series plus read tips on how to participate.

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