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the Federal government could implement patient-directed information sharing “without special effort” immediately. Give patients and doctors the power of modern technology.Patient-Directed Access for Competition to Bend the Cost Curve https://t.co/CrXehKZrAz

the industry needs to prioritize psychosocial and physical solutions for pain. Insurance and Medicare need to pay for them.Rethinking paying for pain – how payors propped up Purdue and the opioid industry @pccdsln https://t.co/416iS4HOgW

For parents of young adult: Join a support group, trust your young adult, support positiveness, self-care; implications of adult decisions on your child. @ThePatientSide @morgan_gleason @S4PM @pccdsln @MightyCasey @alexisandrea256 @wildflowerwrite @PCORI
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As an action catalyst, I empower people traveling together toward best health (people as patients, caregivers, parents, clinicians, direct care staff, communities, and the people that support them). 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.

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