What “patient centered” means to me: a realization from Holland on the role of the patient in research

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer I’m sensing a number of things coming together, creating a new view of what’s possible and what’s changing in healthcare. I want to take a moment to present some background, then share the mind-pop that hit me yesterday while writing something.   Heather Swift‘s insight: … Continue reading

Ten Ways Patients Get Treated Better

See on Scoop.it – Utilizing Social Media in Healthcare From wireless EKGs to customer service, small steps aim to heal the whole person. Heather Swift‘s insight: Health-care innovations aren’t limited to drugs and devices. Experts increasingly are adopting new ways to treat patients that studies show are better at healing the sick, preventing disease, improving … Continue reading

The Blockbuster Drug of the Century: An Engaged Patient | HL7 Standards

See on Scoop.it – Utilizing Social Media in Healthcare Patient engagement sounds like a utopian, out-of-touch goal of Meaningful Use. But there is truth in numbers, and they show that engagement is a must. Heather Swift‘s insight: Patient engagement sounds like a utopian, out-of-touch goal of Meaningful Use. But there is truth in numbers, and … Continue reading

Young Adult Coverage | HealthCare.gov

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer If you are under 26, you may be eligible for health insurance coverage under your parent’s plan. Learn more at HealthCare.gov. Heather Swift‘s insight: If you are under 26, you may be eligible for health insurance coverage under your parent’s plan. Learn more at HealthCare.gov. … Continue reading

The Affordable Care Act Has Led To Significant Gains In Health Insurance And Access To Care For Young Adults

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Lilly to Pay $29.4 Million to End SEC Foreign Bribe Case

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Eli Lilly & Co. agreed to pay $29.4 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that employees of subsidiaries gave cash and gifts to officials in China, Brazil, Russia and Poland to win millions of dollars in business. Heather Swift‘s insight: Eli Lilly … Continue reading

Advocates: Fiscal cliff threatens childhood cancer research – The Hill’s Healthwatch

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer [ADVOCACY] Advocates for kids with cancer are calling on lawmakers to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, which involves automatic spending cuts to research on curing the disease. Heather Swift‘s insight: Budget cuts scheduled to go into effect Jan. 2 would slow approval of drugs for … Continue reading

Young cancer patients face unique issues as they juggle work, family, treatments

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer The Young Cancer Support Group for Women, begun recently by PinnacleHealth System, is specifically for women who were under age 45 when diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer. See on http://www.pennlive.com

[WEGO Health Activist Nomination] Please Take a Moment to Endorse Me!

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer [WEGO Health Activist Nomination] Please Take a Moment to Endorse Me! [New Nomination] WEGO Health Activist Hero Award… will you please endorse and share?  Click on the link below, enter your… See on othersideofthestethoscope.wordpress.com

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[WEGO Health Activist Nomination] Please Take a Moment to Endorse Me! [New Nomination] WEGO Health Activist Hero Award… will you please endorse and share?  Click on the link below, enter your email [WEGO doesn’t share it, but will confirm your vote.] Thank you in advance for…