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Recent Blog Posts:

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November 12, 2017

Caregivers Rule: National Caregiving Conference

I just got home from the 2nd Annual National Caregiving Conference in Chicago convened and hosted by Denise Brown and  NationalCaregiving.com. You know the drill - most health care anywhere…
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November 5, 2017

From the Inside Looking Out

At the #PCORI2017 Annual Meeting, Alan Alda showed us a simple mirror improv exercise (remember Groucho and Chico Marx in Duck Soup?). Alan first showed us him mirroring an audience…
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October 29, 2017

Reauthorize PCORI. We Need It!

I care about what works for people on their health journey. How do lay people make choices for themselves in partnership with their clinician partners? So much affects our health…

As an action catalyst, I empower people traveling together toward best health (patients, caregivers, clinicians, direct care and support staff). I wear many hats in healthcare:

  • Patient with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Care partner for several family members’ end-of-life journeys
  • Nurse for 40+ years
  • Informaticist
  • QI leader
  • Husband, Father, Opa, Musician

I specialize in patient/ caregiver/ clinician/ community relationships and the intersection between technology and the health journey.