Posts tagged with 'consumer engagement'

From the TMC blog: Making women and families our maternity care system’s “unwavering focus and fully-engaged agents for change”

The prosperity of a nation is tied fundamentally to the health and well-being of its citizens. It follows, then, that citizens—each one a past, current, or future patient—should represent both the healthcare system’s unwavering focus, and its fully engaged agents for change.

This passage begins the new report from the Institute of Medicine’s Learning Health System Series, Patients Charting the Course: Citizen Engagement in the Learning Health System. This report builds on themes addressed in the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report, Crossing the Quality Chasm, which also formed the foundation for the Transforming Maternity Care 2020 Vision.

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Filed in Blog, Clinicians, Consumers, Hospitals and Health Systems on Wed., Oct 19, 2011

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From the TMC blog: A Mother at Every Table

Regina Holliday decided there were too many health care meetings with no patients represented. It was unacceptable to her, so she decided that would have to change. A toy store employee and art teacher before her husband’s experience with kidney cancer turned her into a patient and caregiver activist, Regina now shares the podium with the likes of DHHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator, Don Berwick. When she’s not invited to speak, she invites herself, and sets up her easel to paint. As an artist and advocate, she is prolific and inspiring, but she is only one person with only one story.

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Filed in Blog on Tue., Jul 5, 2011

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