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How All of Us in Healthcare Can Close the Empathy Gap

How All of Us in Healthcare Can Close the Empathy Gap

I recently saw The Color of Care, a documentary highlighting the disparate and inequitable care received by Black and Brown individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the movie, Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey opined that one of the primary issues with...
Expert Advisory Boards: A New Model for Co-Exploration

Expert Advisory Boards: A New Model for Co-Exploration

A few years ago I learned that non-profit organizations MUST have a Scientific or Medical Advisory Board in order to be listed on NIH’s website as an informational resource for patients. Likewise, many foundation grants require a non-profit to have a similar...
Health Literacy Requires Talking with People – Not Patients

Health Literacy Requires Talking with People – Not Patients

“When someone is having an acute situation, that is not a teaching moment.” Peter Pitts  I recently participated on a panel at the STAT Summit with two brilliant healthcare thought leaders, former FDA Associate Commissioner and current president of the Center for...
Patients and the Diagnostic Journey: Finding Specialists

Patients and the Diagnostic Journey: Finding Specialists

The journey to diagnosis for patients, particularly those living with complex health conditions remains challenging for patients, their loved ones, and their physicians. As frontline experts on the diseases and conditions affecting their lives, patients and family...

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