Tag Archives: Social media

Giving Voice to Patients

The Walking Gallery and Social Media

The other night I sat alone in my home office correcting some errors in a piece about my work. I am sure the reporter on the story thought she used the right word to describe The Walking Gallery. She called it a foundation. Now if by her word choice she meant a sturdy platform upon […]

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Regina Holliday Regina Holliday is a Maryland-based patient rights arts advocate. Regina began painting a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. This advocacy mission was inspired by her husband Frederick Allen Holliday II and his struggle to get appropriate care during 11 weeks of continuous hospitalization at 5 facilities. After his death resulting from kidney cancer on June 17, 2009, she began painting a mural entitled “73 cents." It depicts the Holliday family’s journey through the medical system. This painting became part of the national healthcare debate and was covered by news sources such as ABC, CBS, BBC and peer-reviewed journals such as the BMJ. Regina also paints on canvas at medical conferences throughout the U.S. She paints the concepts discussed and presents them through a patient’s view. In addition, she began a health advocacy movement called “The Walking Gallery.” The Gallery consists of a loose confederation of artists, medical providers, technicians and advocates who wear patient-centered care paintings on the backs of business suits.

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Getting Behind the Mask

When Patient Vulnerability Stands in the Way of Communication

From the many articles linking relationship problems to electronic communication and social media, it appears that some people share intimate information electronically more readily than they ever would face to face. I won’t comment on the relationship implications. I will suggest that this propensity to share more electronically may help improve patient communication, especially for […]

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Keyton Weissinger is a 20-year veteran of IT with a keen focus on healthcare. In his role as VP of Innovation for Standard Register Healthcare, it's his job to watch and anticipate trends in healthcare, then to act as an entrepreneur-in-residence to spearhead development of solutions to emerging information and communication needs. Follow him on Twitter @PatientEngaged

Keyton Weissinger has 5 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Patient and Family Engagement

Social Media: The Rx for Patient Loneliness

My father battled cancer several years ago. He lives on the opposite corner of the continent from me and was adamant that he didn’t want his kids to stop their lives to be with him through the fight. He didn’t want to “burden us.” More than that though, I believe he felt — as many […]

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Keyton Weissinger is a 20-year veteran of IT with a keen focus on healthcare. In his role as VP of Innovation for Standard Register Healthcare, it's his job to watch and anticipate trends in healthcare, then to act as an entrepreneur-in-residence to spearhead development of solutions to emerging information and communication needs. Follow him on Twitter @PatientEngaged

Keyton Weissinger has 5 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


The Social Side of Healthcare

Achieving Better Health through Gamification

Almost three years ago, I decided to take control of my health: Lose weight, eat right, be healthy. Success! I’m down 70 pounds, off all medications and eat vegetables I previously couldn’t pronounce. I did it the old-fashioned way (with some present-day help!) — I now eat less, exercise more, watch my diet and get […]

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Jim Rattray Jim Rattray is Executive Vice President of Bennett Group in Boston, an award-winning full-service integrated marketing, communications and advertising agency. With decades of experience as a journalist and professional communicator, he has been recognized for his work with numerous national and regional awards and has spoken to marketing and PR audiences around the country on using new tools for public relations, marketing and patient engagement. Rattray is a registered Apple Developer and the creator of MyHealth for iPhone.

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Patient and Family Engagement

Patient Engagement Goes Social

Everyone wants to harness the power of social media for just about everything. With patient engagement, it’s important to focus on the “social,” not the media. Being social is at the core of being human. And being social can be a key driver that can engage and empower patients in their own care and lead […]

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Jim Rattray Jim Rattray is Executive Vice President of Bennett Group in Boston, an award-winning full-service integrated marketing, communications and advertising agency. With decades of experience as a journalist and professional communicator, he has been recognized for his work with numerous national and regional awards and has spoken to marketing and PR audiences around the country on using new tools for public relations, marketing and patient engagement. Rattray is a registered Apple Developer and the creator of MyHealth for iPhone.

Jim Rattray has 18 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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