Tag: patient empowerment


Patient Empowerment: The Path to Better-Informed Health Decisions?

Patient empowerment. There’s no single, agreed-upon definition of what it is or how to get to it. But, patient empowerment is generally seen as leading to collaborative, coordinated care. It supports an approach to care that honors the patient’s preferences, values, cultural traditions, and socioeconomic conditions. All of these characteristics are cornerstones of patient-centered healthcare,…

Endorsements are OPEN for the 2018 WEGO Health Awards

Congratulations to the Patient Leaders nominated for the 2018 WEGO Health Awards!  Each year we are in awe of the nominees for the WEGO Health Awards and this year was no different! We're honored to meet so many new faces and can't wait to celebrate your accomplishments. If you haven't checked out all the fabulous…

Mistakes Patients Should Avoid When First Taking to the Web

  When reading this article "Social Media Marketing Mistakes to Avoid" I decided I wanted to write a version for patients in the online health space. I'd love to see what seasoned (and new) Health Activists would add to my list! What mistakes have you seen and how would you correct them?   Mistakes Patients…
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