Empowered #patientchat – Health Records

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Health Records and Taking Charge of Your Care  You’re Invited! Join special guest Open Notes, @myopennotes, for our next Empowered #patientchat where we’ll discuss health records. Access to health records is vital because it gives patients and care givers the ability to coordinate their health care better, prevent repeat and unnecessary tests or procedures, engage in shared […]

Empowered #patientchat – How does an empowered patient approach prevention?

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion. We will be discussing prevention and how an empowered patient approaches making healthy decisions. Staying healthy and living a long life starts with preventive healthcare. Preventive healthcare can help you avoid illness and detect problems before you notice any symptoms – helping you stay […]

Empowered #patientchat – Best Practices in Patient Engagement

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss the best practices in patient engagement. Patient engagement can be defined as a concept that combines a patient's knowledge, skills, ability, and willingness to manage one's own health and care. It is increasingly recognized as an integral part of health care and a critical […]

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 […]

Empowered #patientchat – February 22nd

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In honor of Rare Disease Day, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) host a special tweetchat (#NIHchat) each year to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. We hope you’ll chat along with us as #patientchat joins the #NIHchat on Friday, February 22nd. We […]

Empowered #patientchat – March 8th

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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, March 8th on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm […]

Patient Experience: Let’s Talk Patient Burnout #patientchat

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss patient burnout. Just like physicians, patients can also experience burnout. Burnout can be characterized by emotional exhaustion, constant stress, and frustration of disease management. We hope to see you Friday, September 20th on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific | 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the […]

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 […]

Empowered #patientchat – Disparities in Care: Equality vs Equity

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You’re Invited! Join us for an Empowered #patientchat with special guest Diverse Health Hub (@DHealthHub). We’re excited to chat with them about the disparities in healthcare. You can read more about Diverse Health Hub here: https://www.diversehealthhub.com/ Disparities refer to differences in health and health care between population groups. Disparities occur across many dimensions, including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, […]

Empowered #patientchat – Removing Barriers to a Successful Patient-Provider Relationship

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss how to overcome the barriers to have a successful patient-provider relationship. This topic was suggested by a member of the #patientchat community. If you have a topic in mind, please let us know by emailing admin@powerfulpatients.org. Guiding our discussion will […]