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Help the Helpers! Care for Healthcare Workers Now!

By Caregiver, Clinician, Podcasts, Researcher

I fear our limited capacity to care for each other during COVID-19. It’s not beds or equipment, rather a limit of caring people with expertise. All sorts of expertise. It’s a finite pool that we need to invest in and support for the long term – two weeks, a month, a year. I know many burning out expert healthcare workers ready to throw in the towel. Learn about Project COPE

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CDS. Listen, Learn, Informed Choice.

By Informaticist, Podcasts, Researcher

How can we scale patient-caregiver engagement in CDS (Clinical Decision Support)? CDS as learning health systems? Interview with Lacy Fabian at MITRE and Ed Lomotan at AHRQ. CDS Connect a library of medical recommendations made useful for programming into electronic records, apps, and software so patients, caregivers, and clinicians can use them as they make choices together.

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The Zen of Relationship-Centered Measurement and Engagement

By Caregiver, Clinician, ePatient, Leader, Podcasts, Researcher

A conversation with Ellen Schultz. How can we best commit to improving what’s vital in our local health care system? Commitment is will, resources, and time. Measuring can’t take more effort than improving. Engage people at the center: patients, clinicians, and the people that support them. Focus on relationships. Measure consistency and sustainability. As in any health effort – exercise weak muscles.

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Building Capacity. Building Power. Citizen Power.

By Advocate, Caregiver, Consumer, ePatient, Leader, Podcasts

Capacity for best health ebbs and flows. That’s life. Some call citizen capacity – “patient engagement.” But that’s too weak. Growing and sustaining citizen capacity is citizen power. Our personal and community health depends on it.
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