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”.
Top Tip #4: Keeping Your Hair During Chemotherapy
For many women, and some men, the thought of losing their hair while undergoing chemotherapy is devastating—some will even decline recommended cancer treatment because of this.
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.
Why Healthcare Navigators or Patient Advocates?
Healthcare navigators and patient advocates help knit together these disjointed elements into more comprehensive ecosystems of care.
Top Tips #1: Building a Healthy Partnership with Your Medical Team
Here are a few Top Tips on building a healthy partnership with your doctor and getting the most out of your doctor’s appointment.
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”.
Top Tips #2: Stay Safe—Know Your Medication Rights
Knowing your Medication Rights and speaking up if they are not observed can help save you or a loved one from harm, especially in a hospital setting and following discharge.