As the title says, I attended this convening, “Making Health Care Measurement Patient-Centered: A Convening to Develop Principles and Strategies,” which you can review in more detail on Twitter (#PtCenteredMeasures)
Yesterday a bunch of friends (at this point) got together to explore solutions to bring health into the design of the built environment. You know, where we spend 90% of our lives.
The part about us being a bunch of friends – architects, public health experts, doctors, planners is both a good thing and a thing worth noting.
Thanks to Meredith Wise and the team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) Leadership Network, for putting together this story about a connection between myself and Professor Sonya Grier, from American University.
We will ALL be patients one day.
When it’s our turn, when we are horizontal, in our most vulnerable state, will people:
- Call us by our correct name?
- Find out who we are and why we are important to ourselves, our families, our community, society?
- Do the right things to our bodies, in the most gentle way possible?
- Heal us?
There’s a far greater likelihood that they will do all of these things if they have the information needed to bring their compassion. Continue reading→
Yesterday (also on National Doctor’s Day), I was treated to a refresher dose of Keith McCandless’ (@KeithMcCandless) liberating structures, as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows event called “Strength Beyond our Walls: Improving Transitions in Care and Empowering Patients Using Technology.” RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows- Strength Beyond our Walls 53170 … Continue reading Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations – Strength Beyond our Walls – Presentation
This week I got to go see a screening of DogParks & CoffeeShops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods on the invitation of Professor Sonya Grier, on the campus of American University, at the Metro Policy Center (@MPC_AU) which addressed a ton of interests of mine all in one. Continue reading→
#HITBriefing dentists use EHR’s too #oralhealth I didn’t know what I would learn at the HIT Briefing yesterday in Washington, DC sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) and supported by the Office of the National Coordinator (@ONC_HealthIT) and it wasn’t what I thought, thanks to social media commentary on the photos I took/posted. I … Continue reading Photos from HIT Briefing – Reminder about Oral Health and Transgender Person Health