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Archive for the ‘Something New’ Category

RAISE Family Caregivers Act – What it means for you

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Posted on March 5th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Legislative Issues, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New

Support when it counts On January 22nd, President Trump signed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregivers Act into law. For families all around the country, this is wonderful news.  The RAISE Act was designed to... Continue Reading »

Top Ways Technology Can Be An Advocate For Senior Health

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Posted on August 23rd, 2017 by Sally Perkins, under Something New, Tips & Resources

There is no doubt that technology has forever changed and shaped the way that the world receives health care. Researching symptoms online, portable fitness trackers, and the digital databases that have replaced paper medical files of the past.... Continue Reading »

Faith Communities Work with Professional Patient Advocates

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Posted on June 5th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Something New

Click link below for June 6, 2017 handouts International Conference Working with Faith Partners Faith Communities Work with Professional Patient Advocates: Improve Health Outcomes and Save Ministry Resources Speakers: Teri Dreher RN, CCRN,... Continue Reading »

Telemedicine: A New Way to Save Patients Time and Provide Care

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Posted on January 11th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Something New, Telehealth/Telemedicine

Like countless other patients, Ann Johnson, a retired veterinarian, has been willing to travel long distances and devote an entire day to be treated by a specialist at Rush University Medical Center. But a recent appointment lasted less than 30... Continue Reading »

To Err Is Human; It Takes A Health System To Really Throw A Wrench In Things

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Posted on July 7th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Error, Something New

This article is the first of a four part series looking at medical error. At NShore Patient Advocates, it is a phenomenal understatement when we say that we are passionate in our pursuit of preventing medical error for our clients.  Preventing... Continue Reading »

The Biggest Mess in Healthcare Today

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Posted on December 21st, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Observation Status, Something New

Not a week goes by that I don’t hear stories from seniors, those who care for seniors, and even healthcare providers who are fed up with the “scam” of the inpatient vs. observation status controversy.   This major rule that is part of the... Continue Reading »

Getting Your Health Information From Reliable Sources

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Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

For the general public, it is sometimes difficult to know if your referral sources are accurate when you are seeking wise medical counsel. After all, if one relies upon marketing materials or TV ads, one would think EVERY health care provider is... Continue Reading »