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 – Myths and Misconceptions in Healthcare

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss the myths and misconceptions in healthcare. Friday the 13th has been perceived as an unlucky day since the Middle Ages and according to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute it is the most feared day and date in history. Taking note of this […]

Empowered #patientchat – Patients Included – In Radiology?

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss how radiology can include patients and become more patient-centered. Patient-centered care (i.e., care organized around the patient), as defined by the University of Cincinnati Medical Centers Radiology Department, is a model in which health care providers partner with patients and families to identify and […]

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 – A Year in Review: Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019

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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 […]

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 […]

Empowered #patientchat – Applying Patient Advocacy Initiatives to Your Patient Journey

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat on Friday, March 22nd as we discuss and share how to apply patient advocacy initiatives to you patient journey with special guest Seth Rotberg (@Srotberg15). Seth is a rare disease advocate and motivational speaker who is passionate about bringing his personal experience to better support […]

Empowered #patientchat – Leveraging Social Media for Patient Advocacy

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss social media and patient advocacy. We hope to see you Friday, May 3rd 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 (T#:) Questions: T1: How do you […]

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, […]

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 – 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 […]

Best Practices for Sharing Your Patient Story #patientchat

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion with The Patient Story on the best practices for sharing your patient story. The Patient Story is a community of cancer patient and caregiver voices with one goal: humanize every diagnosis. They interview recent survivors and put their stories up in FAQ-format […]

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? […]

The Engaged Patient: Utilizing Digital Health #patientchat

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion "The Engaged Patient: Utilizing Digital Health #patientchat" with @SimplyKristyD founder of Chronically Simple. What does patient engagement in healthcare mean to you? #patientchat How are you currently managing your health journey? Is there any room for improvement? #patientchat What, if any, digital […]

Empowered #patientchat – Moving Action Into Awareness

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You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion “Moving Action Into Awareness"#patientchat with the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (@CMTNeuropathy).    We hope to see you Friday, January 22nd 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 […]

Empowered #patientchat – Let’s Talk Mental Health

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You’re Invited! We hope you'll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion "Let's Talk Mental Health". We hope to see you Friday, February 5th 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 (T#:) Questions: T1: How are you […]