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myAdvocate: a digital health resource to empower patients

We intend to develop a digital health resource called myAdvocate that addresses language barriers, variation in health literacy levels, allows patients to prepare for their clinical visits and follows up on key information exchanged with their caregivers. This digital resource will not only engage patients in their care through basic health knowledge prior to their visit, but it will also prompt them to ask the right ...more »

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Patients forget 50% of what they hear in a visit. Solution: Video the visit with Postwire Health

According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, patients said that unclear communication was their biggest complaint. Another recent study stated that patients forget or misunderstand over half of what they hear in a visit. Healthcare has a communication problem. Solution: Postwire Health is a revolutionary new technology that allows providers to securely capture the ACTUAL VIDEO from the visit and automatically share ...more »

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Patient Checklists: A radical yet simple solution

As modern-day consumers of healthcare, patients today can access large amounts of health information. Yet, are they asking the right questions? An asthma patient may ask, “what are the side effects of that inhaler.” Shouldn’t they ask, “I know that a fast heart rate may occur. How fast is too fast?” A patient may have heard that some inhalers need to be taken daily to prevent symptoms. Shouldn’t they ask, “how long will ...more »

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Filling Safety Net Gaps One Family at a Time Addresses Social Determinants for Two Generations

Family resources impact health outcomes and medical professionals want to write “social need’ prescriptions. Let’s let them. To a low-income family, one catalytic need – a security deposit, a bed – can be the difference between success and backsliding. Benevolent successfully fills these gaps, working with community organizations and individuals, allowing professionals to post clients’ needs online, and inviting donors ...more »

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It is your damn data. Use it for personal and public good.

What if we could completely change the center of health information gravity to the patient with a “Public Health Graph” (PHG). Imagine patients not only accessing their own medical records, but adding fitness, nutrition and sleep information. Conversations with Drs become much more productive. But the real power comes from connectivity to big data sets like the EPA and CDC surveillance of things like air quality, the ...more »

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Expansion of Readily Available Providers to Achieve Patient Engagement and Improve Health Outcomes

What is a diagnosis if the patient doesn’t understand it? What is a healthcare plan if the patient doesn’t follow it? What is an integrated network of providers if the patient doesn’t even know who they are? Healthcare engagement and education can be achieved with increased: patient to provider face-to-face time, access to providers and education time. With a provider readily available to make home visits, and consistent ...more »

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Patient Safety Doulas: Utilizing the Knowledge Base of Retired Nurses to Improve Patient Safety

Inpatient wards are frightening to many pts, and many errors and problems occur in the context of patient care. We rely excessively on patients' families to monitor their care and communicate with staff. Many nurses wish to retire early because of chronic health issues or because they cannot handle the physical demands of full time nursing. These nurses are often forced to live on less than desirable incomes because ...more »

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No Needless Pain

Pain of any kind is an insidious problem with implications far beyond physical impact. We don’t think experiencing pain without relief is acceptable, especially for our children. The nature and experience of pain is not universal, nor are the characteristics of each child and family. That’s why varied and comprehensive expertise is paramount. We were one of the first pediatric hospitals to recognize the need for better ...more »

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Review of research articles for audience of patients and the public

The problem is that patients and even community doctors need more than standard research articles and abstracts to understand the results of research, how it affects their health decisions or practice, and next steps. They need a critical review of research articles in plain language and simple to digest format that discusses the significance of the research, the strengths and weaknesses of the results, questions ...more »

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Mobile Care for the Mobile Caregiver

Family caregivers still in the workforce is growing and diverse population. According to Pew Internet Research, 39% of U.S. adults provide care for a loved one, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology. I refer to this group as "The Mobile Caregiver", my idea involves the creation of a single mobile network that educates and empowers the mobile caregiver with one touch educational ...more »

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Educate. Empower. Employ - It's not about insurance; it's about knowledge

We are answering the wrong question with universal access. Having insurance will not long term create healthier populations but only a way to pay for our poor personal choices and community designs. Instead we need to focus on change at the cultural and community root. Train and pay individuals who are under/unemployed to work with people in the local community designing solutions at the micro level that will have ...more »

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My Journey My Choices: Become an Ambassador for Your Own Health

In the United States, primary care physicians have, on average, less than 45 minutes per year to spend with each of their patients. General practitioners are also expected to keep current on dozens of complicated diseases in the “free time” that they have when not seeing patients or completing administrative tasks. It’s an impossible task. General practitioners cannot know everything about every disease; even if they ...more »

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