Empowered #patientchat – Common Myths of Healthcare

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss common healthcare myths. Health care is a topic that inflames passions. Everyone has an opinion on how to fix or improve medical care. Unfortunately, we don’t always get the facts straight. Tune in to see if you know the truth behind these common […]

Empowered #patientchat – Chronic Disease and Shame

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss shame. Shame is that terrible, private feeling that something is wrong with us – that we are somehow defective as a person. These feelings of regret and responsibility can be triggered when you are diagnosed with a disease. Certain diseases can sometimes […]

What Empowered Patients Need To Know About Healthcare Access with @healthcareRC – Empowered #patientchat

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You’re Invited! Join along with us as special guest Healthcare Rights Coalition, who is known on Twitter as @healthcareRC for the next Empowered #patientchat for a discussion on ACA Open Enrollment. Everyone deserves affordable health insurance to achieve their best health, which is one of the reasons ACA was created This comprehensive health care reform law enacted […]

Managing the Stress of Being a Patient – Empowered #patientchat

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion on Managing the Stress of Being a Patient. Stress, anxiety, pain and fear are unfortunately all very common emotions that are experienced by patients and their families. A chronic disease is often one of the most stressful experiences of a person's life.  Stress and […]

Empowered #patientchat – A Year in Review: Looking Back on 2017 and Ahead to 2018

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us  as we round out 2017’s Empowered Patient Chats with a look back and a look ahead. T1: What are some things you did in 2017 that made you feel more empowered? What steps have improved your overall quality of life? T2: Is there something you wish you did […]

Empowered #patientchat – 2018 Self-Care Goals

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You’re Invited! Join us for our first bi-weekly Empowered #patientchat of the year. We know it’s difficult to make time for yourself, especially when you or a loved one is a patient. But self-care is so important as a way of managing your mental wellbeing. Whether you call them resolutions, goals, or intentions, let’s chat about how […]

Empowered #patientchat – Caring for the Whole Person

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss whole person care with special guest Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme). Kerri was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1986, and now works to raise awareness for diabetes as a speaker and writer.  Her blog is SixUntilMe.com and she also sits on the board of Patient Revolution, a movement […]

Empowered #patientchat – What to Do When No One Will Listen

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion as we focus on What to Do When No One Will Listen. It can be incredibly frustrating when you feel that no one is listening to your opinion, and that can be especially true when that someone is your doctor. Without good communication, a doctor may give […]

Empowered #patientchat – How to Include Patients in Design

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You’re 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 […]

Empowered #patientchat – How Does Technology Benefit Patients

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You’re Invited! We hope you‘ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion as we explore health technology. Health technology is defined by the World Health Organization as the "application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives". Technology has transformed every […]

Empowered #patientchat – Understanding Medical Research

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"Health Literacy is fundamental to quality care." - Dr. David A. Kindig Many Americans struggle to both understand and properly utilize information regarding their health, and it can sometimes seem impossible to keep up with the latest medical research. Medical studies encompass a wide array of research ranging from the most basic explanation of fundamental scientific […]

Empowered #patientchat – The Power of Online Patient Communities

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You’re Invited! We hope you will join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss how and why patients and care partners use online communities, especially to aid in their own healthcare. Online communities provide an alternative means of support for patients and care partners by linking people with similar issues. where people with […]

Empowered #patientchat – The Role of Support and Advocacy Throughout the Patient Journey

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion as we explore the role of support and advocacy at different points along the patient journey. We will be joined by special guest, Laurie Reed (@LReedsBooks). Listening, distilling, and giving voice to the concerns of others are the skills Laurie Reed developed over 20 years of […]

June 14th Empowered #patientchat: How Does An Empowered Patient Approach Care Coordination?

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss care coordination. Care coordination is “the deliberate organization of patient care activities between two or more participants (including the patient) involved in a patient’s care to facilitate the appropriate delivery of health care services.” Care coordination can mean different things to different people, […]

Empowered #patientchat – Patient Access: Let’s Talk Health Data

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion on patient health data. We'll chat about how gaining access puts you in control of healthcare decisions, controlling your health data, privacy concerns, and more! Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions: T1: What’s the first step in getting and controlling your health data? […]

Empowered #patientchat – What Does Patient-Centric Care Look Like For You?

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion on patient-centric care. According to the Institute of Medicine, patient-centric care is defined as “providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs and values, ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.” Research conducted in 1993 by the Picker Institute in […]

Asking the Right Questions at the Right Time #patientchat

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Navigating Your Path to Empowerment You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion on how to ask the right questions at the right time along your patient journey. Not everyone’s patient experience is the same. While there are commonalities, people tend to approach their diagnosis in different ways, face different […]

Open Mic Empowered #patientchat – October 2

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You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion. For this chat, we are opening the discussion to topics our participants want to discuss. What would you like to chat about? Here’s some ideas to get you thinking: We hope to see you Friday, October 2nd on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include […]

Empowered #patientchat – Checking the Pulse on Patient Influencers

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss patient influencers. We hope to see you Friday, October 30th 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!  Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic Questions (T#): T1: What is a patient influencer? […]