- learn about the conceptual framework Hodges' model. A tool that can help integrate HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model is situated, facilitates person-centredness, integrated - holistic care and reflective practice. A new site using Drupal is an ongoing aim - the creation of a reflective workbench. Email: h2cmng @ yahoo.co.uk Welcome

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Empowered Patient Conference

HIFA2015 brought this conference to my attention rather late, but it is nonetheless well worth posting. Indirectly for the health career model, which can facilitate patient and carer education and empowerment. In addition to demonstrating the global potential of h2cm this announcement also demonstrates how small the world is becoming. I had the pleasure of hearing Mark Duman present in Manchester at a local BCS medical informatics meeting in the spring. I've since maintained a link to the Patient Information Forum here on W2tQ and Links III - 'Patients, Carers & Self-Care'.

If you are organising a conference or event for 2011 ... please let me know. I may be able to assist with free publicity on the care domain pages interpersonal, sciences, political or sociology - especially if your themes are similar: nursing, informatics, education, global health, self-care. ...

HELP is pleased to organize The Empowered Patient Conference in Mumbai on 20 October. The website is at http://www.patientpower.in/

Traditionally, Indian patients were passive and were quite happy to leave all medical decisions to the doctor. However, times have changed, and internet positive patients are hungry for information and want to work in partnership with their doctor. This is a huge challenge - and a great opportunity as well. We feel patients are the largest untapped health care resource and that Information Therapy is Powerful Medicine!

In partnership with the Patient Information Forum, UK, HELP is organizing The Empowered Patient Conference. Our keynote speaker will be Mr Mark Duman, President of PiF:

Information Therapy can help patients (and health insurance companies!) save money on medical care by:
  1. Promoting SelfCare and helping them to do as much for themselves as they can.
  2. Helping them with Evidence-Based Guidelines, so that they can ask for the right medical treatment that they need - no more and no less.
  3. Helping them with Veto Power, so they can say No to medical care they don’t need, thus preventing overtesting and unnecessary surgery.
Information Therapy is good for doctors and hospitals as well, as patients who are well-informed have realistic expectations of their treatment. They are much more likely to have a good medical outcome and much less likely to sue.

How can we all work together - doctors, patients, hospitals, health insurance companies and IT companies, to ensure that patients are at the heart of everything we do in healthcare?

Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD
Medical Director
HELP - Health Education Library for People
Excelsior Business Center,
National Insurance Building,
Ground Floor, Near Excelsior Cinema,
206, Dr.D.N Road, Mumbai 400001

Helping patients to talk to doctors! Information Therapy is the Best Prescription!
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