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Please vote my friends' church. Vote Your Main Street 2018 https://t.co/sQ4mV7T7gH #voteyourmainstreet #partnersinpreservation #natgeo

Join me for the 2018 PCORI Annual Meeting, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Washington, DC! #PCORI2018 https://t.co/3aEvhMOGPc.

Immigration, refugees, Kavanaugh. New people at the table of power and governance. Washington and healthcare https://t.co/oJaXsOLPub
@PatientVoices @S4PM @MightyCasey @goinvo @yogileana #LivedExperience #voting

Intriguing concern brought forward by @johnbattelle "The world runs on data, algorithms, code and cash...but what happens when humanity and biases do/don't get incorporated" This is something very concerning for healthcare. What are datasets for HC #AI based on? #ThrivalFestival

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AdvocateFamily manLeader
September 23, 2018

Power, Fear, Lack of Empathy

Photo of Ruth and Ruben van Leeuwen circa 1947 I was riding my trike this morning at 6:30. It was beautiful, dry, cool, few people out. My pathological optimism has…
AdvocateCaregiverClinicianePatientLeaderResearcher
September 16, 2018

Patient Engagement – Careful What You Wish For

I'm often asked about my take on patient engagement. These buzzwords are losing their meaning. Frankly, I find myself at a loss to answer, even though I say patient engagement…
Advocate
September 9, 2018

Advocacy Pearls

Someone asked me for my pearls of wisdom from my journey as a patient/caregiver activist. Pearls? Wisdom? Well, here goes: Show up, listen, then speak up. Do your homework –…

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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