I was in Maine last night, speaking to the annual meeting of the excellent (and very E) Maine Quality Counts, which is one of the sixteen Aligning Forces for Quality (@AligningForces) communities, a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio. Aside from the dinner speech, I also met with their awesome very-E consumer advisory board – I swear, I’ve never seen a more savvy, wised-up, activated bunch of patients. It was terrific.
As part of the trip they arranged some media coverage for the cause. First, here’s an unrehearsed four minute chat this morning on Good Day Maine: (ten second commercial at the start)
I love that we’re getting to the point where it’s possible to discuss “e-patient” and participatory medicine in a way that comes across gracefully!
Then I visited the Bangor Daily News, for a lengthy interview and some snapshots. I imagine that will be out in a day or two.
Takin’ it to the streets!
How fun is this? Great job, Dave!
Awesome, Dave! Hardest thing I ever did was leave Maine. Their combo of COLLABORATIVE efforts, health information exchange and understanding of patient & family participation makes them primed to lead the way for the country.
Another great video with patient contribution:
Recent Quality Counts (QC!) conference on patient engagement had lots of SP4M speakers and Regina painting:
Awesome job Dave! You are a rock star!