Brooklyn Health Needs Assessment In:
Listen and Share Your POV

Tweet Tomorrow and Thursday, you have your chance to hear about a Brooklyn Health Needs Assessment that analyzed opinions from more than 700 North and Central Brooklyn residents on their healthcare. Many people involved in this process are dedicated to getting the public’s point of view on what is needed in hospital and healthcare across

Six Outrageous Threats to Labor and The Public’s Health

Tweet   When public policy undermines the public’s health, patient empowerment is not really on the table. Patients may be well informed, doctors may share unbiased, good information, but if public policy does not support public health, patient empowerment is just not there. Today, I take up Labor Day and six threats to labor and

Patient Centeredness: Definitions Fuzzy,
Testing, Lawsuits Ahead #ECRI_FDA

Tweet Panel #2 – Lawyers are going to have a field day with what is patient centeredness. Jane Hyatt Thorpe, JD, Assoc. Research Prof. ACA – Medicare – care individual/population, average. IOM – patient centeredness refers to care – needs, desires of patient another notion: patient experience. right care, right patient every time — is

Patient Centeredness in Policy & Practice:
Live from ECRI_FDA Meeting

Tweet Numerous challenges various entities are facing and building patient-centeredness. Panel #1: Susan Dentzer, Health Affairs, Margaret Hamburg, FDA Commissioner, MD, Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director, AHRQ, Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director, PCORI Hamburg: onslaught of HIV/AIDS epidemic in NYC brought patients full square at table, extend that model in cancer, but needs to

What’s the Patient Got to Do with It?

Tweet Here we are discussing the prostate cancer screening guidelines, but what bothers me is that the patient is brought in as a footnote at the end of the analysis. I find it really dispiriting that there is so much lip service to “patient-centered” medical homes, outcomes research, and more, yet the patients are on