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Latest Patient advocacy Stories

2014-04-09 23:00:56

Session will explore state-of-the-art initiative allowing patients to access their individual data. WASHINGTON (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Craig Lipset, head of clinical innovation at Pfizer Inc., will join advocates of patient data accessibility to highlight the Blue Button initiative at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting in San Diego. Blue Button’s technology allows patients to access their medical records electronically and share those records with health care professionals. Pfizer piloted...

2014-04-04 23:04:23

Updated Resource Serves as Guide for Healthcare Patient Advocates Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 The Beryl Institute announces the release of the fifth edition of 'In the Name of the Patient', a comprehensive resource for healthcare Patient Advocates addressing the needs of patients and families. The book reinforces that patient advocacy is a foundational component in the history and actions of the patient experience movement. Authored by current and past Patient Advocates, the...

2014-04-04 12:27:44

NORD to Present Awards at "Portraits of Courage" Celebration on May 8th in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rare disease patient advocates, two members of Congress and companies that have brought novel new therapies to patients will be honored at the "Portraits of Courage Celebration" of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) on Thursday, May 8, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC....

2014-03-25 08:27:30

PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In her new book, "Against All Odds: How To Move from Provider-Centered Care to Patient-Centered Care," DNP, RN and nurse educator Ruth Tarantine shares how her family learned to prevail against a broken and dangerous health care system, giving a detailed plan of action that provides power, knowledge and hope to caregivers, health care providers, patients and policy makers. As a professional with decades of experience, Tarantine expected to...

2014-03-24 23:22:42

16th Annual NPSF Congress Set for May 14-16, 2014, in Orlando, FL Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation has announced the program for the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, to be held May 14-16, 2014, in Orlando, FL, with keynotes that touch upon topics in patient safety research, practice, and advocacy. The theme of this year’s meeting is 1FOCUS, emphasizing the singular goal of advancing patient safety. “Health care today is changing fast,...

2014-03-24 12:29:36

Hundreds Attend State House Hearing Today to Support Both Bills in the Gardner Auditorium at 11 a.m. BOSTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care advocates, citizen groups, nurses and academic researchers will testify today on two critically important issues affecting the health care of every resident in Massachusetts. The Committee on Health Care Financing will hold a hearing on two ballot initiatives that garnered over 200,000 signatures from Massachusetts voters...

2014-03-20 12:33:10

Urge Legislators to Pass "Patient Safety Act" and "Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act" BOSTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care advocates, citizen groups, and nurses will testify Monday on two critically important issues affecting the health care of every resident in Massachusetts, as the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing holds a hearing on two ballot initiatives that garnered more than 200,000 signatures from Massachusetts voters last fall....

2014-03-19 23:22:36

Institute urges inclusion of patients and families in clinical activities, health care design and delivery, and policy development. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation's Lucian Leape Institute today releases a report that advocates for patients and families to be respected partners in health care—from the exam room to the policy arena. The report argues that health care leaders, clinicians, and policy makers must enable patient and family...

2014-03-19 16:23:31

- Nationally renowned, Seattle-based Oncologist and Hematologist tapped to head nation's leading patient advocacy organizations - HAMPTON, Va., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) named F. Marc Stewart, MD as Incoming President of the organizations' Board of Directors. As President, Stewart will help both PAF and NPAF build upon their exponential growth and progress in solving health care...

2014-03-05 23:23:58

Allsup highlights National Social Work Month during March, upcoming annual leadership conference set for Nov. 5-8. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Collaboration and leadership are critical roles for social workers who play instrumental roles in the increasingly complex realm of healthcare, according to the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC). During National Social Work Month in March, Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance...