Patient Advocate Liz Salmi (TheLizArmy.com, Twitter, Facebook) & University Health Network’s Selina Brudnicki (myUHN, Selina on Twitter) discuss the #OpenNotes (twitter, web) movement promoting patient ownership & access to their health data.
Shanon McQuitty describes how, after her diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, she found a lifeline on social media. Now a Patient Advisory Board member at the Arthritis Research Canada, Shanon works in patient advocacy to help others. Twitter: @shanonmc.
J Tyler Moss is a patient, researcher & participant in Saskatchewan’s CHIP pilot. We discuss the value of patient access to labs, prescriptions, hospital & acute care visits, as well as empowering patients to add personal health information, set medication reminders and record upcoming appointments.
Aidan Scott is a TEDx speaker and lived experience voice for better #mentalhealth and #mhealth. Founder of speakbox.ca (in development). Aidan talks with us about the role of digital health, the importance of proactive healthcare & early interventions. Twitter: @aidanbox
A discussion with Alberta patient advocate Teri Price: When her brother Greg lost his fight with cancer, this compassionate & dedicated family created HealthArrows to honor his memory and advocate for other patients. (Twitter: @Gregswings). More about Alberta patient advocacy: imaginecitizens.ca. More about Greg’s journey: gregswings.ca.
A discussion with Robin McGee: Nova Scotia cancer survivor, advocate, psychologist & author (The Cancer Olympics). Robin shares her story of medical error & the importance of patients advocating for their care, in partnership with their care providers. (Twitter: @TCORobin).
Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s proposed tax changes, a primer on physicians running corporations & an interview with Ontario Medical Association President (Twitter: @shawn_watley). Links discussed in the episode: Fed Crackdown Will Nail Ontario Doctors and Cut Care, Medical Association Warns Will Bill Morneau’s Crackdown on Tax Avoidance Work? Some Doctors Have Tax Complaint But They’re Off Base Finance Minister Bill …
Isobel Jordan (Twitter: @seastarbatita) & Donald Lepp (Twitter @DonaldLepp) share their journey as caregivers for their families. A fascinating glimpse into healthcare in Canada, full of insight for all who depend on Healthcare-now or in the future.