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Check out the EMPOWER Study, a multi-state project funded by @PCORI to compare ways to help patients who take prescription opioids for chronic pain reduce their health risks without increasing their pain! https://t.co/j339FqNqAk

Well said. Finding the joy in CareGiving. A health & technology pioneer learns that joy, even in illness, doesn’t have an age limit https://t.co/wKH3H8Q1cj

Greetings fellow patient/caregiver activists and advocates! I need your help to be successful in some work I'm doing to help people use information better in managing pain. https://t.co/H79DweEHTp @S4PM @pccdsln @PatientVoices @ImproveDX @ACHonline @caregiving @NewEnglandHIMSS

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August 12, 2018

National Action Plan to Better Manage Pain

Everyone makes decisions about managing pain sometime in their lives. Most people with chronic illness make repeated decisions about managing pain every day. Some people are fortunate to have strong…
AdvocateConsumerResearcher
August 5, 2018

Money Back Guarantee: Value Proposition

XYZ Hospital - Money back guarantee Acme Specialty Services - On-time appts or we pay you We Wish Think Tank - Research for patients People's Pharma - Medications you can…
ePatientMusician
July 29, 2018

What Do You Do for Fun?

Yes, you concerned readers, I'm still playing my baritone saxophone. I'm taking lessons every two weeks via Skype. No travel time! I've upped my playing to 4-6 hours a week.…

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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