Welcome to the Active Patient Advantage

The Active Patient Advantage is a blog that will help keep readers informed about medical issues relevant to managing their healthcare experience, with valuable insights on how to embrace the new era of “patient engagement”.

Become your own best Patient Advocate

CJ offers a free health session to local community and retirement centers with guidelines on how to become an excellent patient advocate for oneself or a loved one.

Top Tips #3: Preventing a Misdiagnosis

According to a recent IOM report, every adult in the US can anticipate at least one misdiagnosis in their lifetime that will have serious consequence.

Diagnostic Errors ~ More common than you think

A recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report warns that most Americans will experience a “meaningful diagnostic error” at least once in their lifetime—sometimes leading to “devastating consequences”.