This is the audio version of our 6 week online class on How to Be an Empowered Patient, which is offered free from Intake.me. Over the course of the next 6 weeks Darla Brown, Founder of Intake.Me and Mark-John Clifford Co-Founder of Health in the Laugh Lane, will explain why you should become an empowered patient and also how to be a better empowered patient. At the end of 6 week course, a certificate will be presented to all that have enrolled at www.epatient101.com and have completed the class.
Class 5: Hospital and Surgery the ePatient Way
This week on ePatient 101 we tackle communication at the hospital. This sessions includes how to speak with the Doctor on the floor as well as the entire medical team. We also chat about how you can use the Social Worker from the hospital as well as health advocates to help you deal with billing, being an empwoered patient and opening a line of communication with everyone there.
Class 4: Communication
Learn tips and tricks for improving communication with your doctor and entire healthcare team. Learn how the appointment is structured so you can be sure and get your questions answered. Learn why you need to prepare for your visit & why eye contact and body language can help improve your relationship with your doctor.
Class 3: Medical Records and Your Health
This week we tackle the subject of obtaining your medical records and why it is so important. We cover topics such as,
Why do you need your records?How to request past medical records?Security and privacy concernsHow to organize your medical recordsWe share a letter template for writing to hospitals and doctors' offices to request your records and get reults.The differences and also the advatnages and disadvantages of paper records vs. electronic records.
Class 2: Building a Healthcare Team
In this class we discuss the importance of building a great healthcare team and the duties of all team members, especially the most important person: the captain of the team.
You will learn:
The importance of communication between all team members & designating one person as the communication manager, if you can't do it yourself.How to find the right people to be on your team & how to recruit family, friends and medical experts.The different members of the team by title, such as Communications Manager, Note Taker, Billing, Scheduling and moreHow each team memebr is important to keeping your team going and moving in a healthy direction for your health.Accompanying homework and worksheets are available for students who sign up at http://www.epatient101.com.
Class 1: What is an Empowered Patient?
This is class 1 of our 6 week free class to help you learn how to be a more empowered patient. This week's topic is "What is an Empowered Patient and why should I care?" Over the course of an hour, the creators of ePatient101.com, Darla Brown (also founder of the digital health company Intake.Me) & Mark Clifford (also founder of Health in the Laugh Lane) discuss some of the more important points on being an empowered patient and why you should start taking mroe control of your healthcare.
ePatient 101 Class Introduction
This is the introduction to the 6 week class on being an empowered patient presented by Intake.Me. Hosts Darla Brown and Mark Clifford explain the overall course and what the benefits of taking this course will be for anyone who participates.
Intentions of the ePatient101 virtual classroom
Empower more people in their own health by sharing the benefits of empowerment, giving tools & resourcesCommunity & education for existing epatients, caregiversIntentionProvide resources, tools, tips & experiences to help. We believe empowered patients are key to fixing our healthcare systemWhat will you get from this class?
Benefit #1: Better understanding of the empowered patient movement
Benefit #2: Increase in knowledge of issues facing healthcare patients in the future if they don’t take action now
Benefit #3: Save money & time - make the most of each doctor visit
Who is it for?
Individuals at any point in the care spectrum (pre-diagnosis, newly diagnosed, undiagnosed, chronic condition). People just wanting to learn about patient empowerment Caregivers Doctors, nurses, mental health providers, community organizers, advocates -- any provider wanting to learn about patient empowerment
Class format rundown
6 week classes, 1 hour each class, available on YouTube & Podcast
How to register for the class
Subscribe at epatient101.com to receive the class syllabus, homework & weekly emails full of tips, resources & ways to connect with the ePatient community.
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