Caring Liaison
227 views | +0 today
Follow
Caring Liaison
Finding, getting and keeping the best possible healthcare.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

The rise of the private patient advocate

The rise of the private patient advocate | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
healthydebate.ca
Margie Amspacher's insight:

Let's face it, healthcare can be complicated. An advocate can help you in "Navigating the maze"!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Apparently, We Have No Idea How To Tell If A Doctor Will Actually Be Good

Apparently, We Have No Idea How To Tell If A Doctor Will Actually Be Good | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don't know how to determine that.

Being licensed and likable doesn't ne...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Think you understand the patient experience? Read this doc's scary story of an ER trip

Think you understand the patient experience? Read this doc's scary story of an ER trip | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
A doctor's trip to the ER as a patient showed her what patients have always known: our system is unable to deliver patient-centric care consistently.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Only Kidding! Your Insurance Won't Really Cover This

Only Kidding! Your Insurance Won't Really Cover This | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
The tactic called bait-and-switch is illegal in advertising.  The law says that something advertised must be available as described at the price offered, or
Margie Amspacher's insight:

Healthcare Advocates can help if this happens to you.  No kidding!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

The Perils of Toughing It Out

The Perils of Toughing It Out | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
Untreated or inadequately treated pain is disabling and can hasten the death of an older adult by interfering with exercise, eating or socializing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Chronic pain: Millions suffer, missing non-drug options

Chronic pain: Millions suffer, missing non-drug options | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
Chronic pain, typically defined as pain lasting more than three to six months, is not just acute pain that doesn't go away. Chronic pain can literally shrink the brain, reducing the volume of gray matter as
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

How Long Have I Got Left?

How Long Have I Got Left? | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
I always knew I’d die, without knowing when. But now I knew it acutely.
Margie Amspacher's insight:

Hope, even the tiniest glimmer of it, makes all the difference.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Hospital Doctors Report Unsafe Workloads: get an advocate for your hospital stay @ martineehrenclou.com

Hospital Doctors Report Unsafe Workloads: get an advocate for your hospital stay @ martineehrenclou.com | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Why A Patient's Story Matters More Than A Computer Checklist

Why A Patient's Story Matters More Than A Computer Checklist | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
A gift of pickled okra reminds an Alabama doctor of what many patients need most: compassion.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Hospital Impact - The hidden costs of incentivizing patient satisfaction

Hospital Impact - The hidden costs of incentivizing patient satisfaction | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
what will it take for hospitals to be the best run organizations on the face of the planet?
Margie Amspacher's insight:

Improved patient satisfaction based on authenticity and trust. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Hello, I am your patient… - The Beryl Institute - Improving the Patient Experience

The Beryl Institute is the global community of practice and premier thought leader on improving the patient experience in healthcare.
Margie Amspacher's insight:

Open letter to healthcare providers.. a story to be shared.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

The crowdsource solution for price transparency?

The crowdsource solution for price transparency? | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
The term crowdsourcing (or the analogue term crowdfunding) conjures images of hipsters staring into their laptops, deciding that spending a few bucks on that indie film or yet to be manufactured...
Margie Amspacher's insight:

Flummoxed by healthcare pricing? There is a website where you can actually help clear the fog by submitting your costs.  The more costs submitted, the more transparency there will be - which can make a real difference for healthcare consumers!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

How to Protect Against Scams Tied to Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Exchanges - AARP

How to Protect Against Scams Tied to Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Exchanges - AARP | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
Experts are predicting a tsunami of schemes tied to the Oct. 1 launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) here are ways to protect yourself.
Margie Amspacher's insight:

Be careful everyone!  The changes coming are providing opportunities for ugly scams.  One you may not have thought about is that "Now is a particularly opportune time for scammers to go after your medical records, called "fulls" in scammer jargon because they provide everything in one place for ID theft — and more."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Wildly differing prices for the exact same medical service

Wildly differing prices for the exact same medical service | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
I want to know my health care costs and manage them as prudently as I manage any other aspect of my life and finances.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

The Documents You Need, When You Need Them

The Documents You Need, When You Need Them | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
The American Bar Association has developed a smartphone app intended to make health care directives quickly and easily accessible.
Margie Amspacher's insight:

Advanced directives easily accessed. Smart idea for your smart phone! 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Stethoscopes Do As Much Dirty Work As Hands In Spreading Germs

Stethoscopes Do As Much Dirty Work As Hands In Spreading Germs | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
Doctors are supposed to wash their hands before touching a patient. But that stethoscope draped around the doctor's neck may be loaded with bacteria, too. Cleaning it would help, researchers say.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Are you a victim of patient profiling?

Are you a victim of patient profiling? | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
Ever felt misjudged by a doctor? Or treated unfairly by a clinic or hospital? You may be a victim of patient profiling.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Interactive: Snake Oil Supplements? The scientific evidence for health supplements - Information Is Beautiful

Interactive: Snake Oil Supplements? The scientific evidence for health supplements - Information Is Beautiful | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
Antioxidants? Vitamins C, D, E, K? Are any health supplements really worth taking? See our interactive data visualisation of all the scientific-evidence.
Margie Amspacher's insight:

This is a great resource!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Smart Patients Don't Rely on Doctor Reviews

Smart Patients Don't Rely on Doctor Reviews | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
Smart Patients Don't Rely on Doctor Ratings and Review Websites
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Leading Reach for Healthcare- 5 Reasons Patients Should Be Angry About Their Healthcare

Leading Reach for Healthcare- 5 Reasons Patients Should Be Angry About Their Healthcare | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
The healthcare industry is not up to par so here are 5 reasons patients should be angry about their healthcare
Margie Amspacher's insight:

A professional healthcare advocate works to make sure you get the best from Healthcare.  This article points out much of what is wrong with our current system; with an advocate at your side you can avoid many of the issues listed here. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Sweat Your Way To A Healthier Brain

Sweat Your Way To A Healthier Brain | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
People may be making a mistake if they're relying on crossword puzzles for mental wellness.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

Six Frightening Facts You Need To Know About Healthcare

Six Frightening Facts You Need To Know About Healthcare | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
Regardless of your political persuasion, there are some facts about the healthcare industry that are not well known to the general public but are key to the realization that the system is broken and that change is desperately needed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

5 things to think about when picking your health insurance plan

5 things to think about when picking your health insurance plan | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
Health care insurance open enrollment options can be confusing. Learn how to decide between the different plans.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Margie Amspacher
Scoop.it!

RTConnections Nurse Blog: THE FOUR WORDS A NURSE SHOULD NEVER SAY

RTConnections Nurse Blog: THE FOUR WORDS A NURSE SHOULD NEVER SAY | Caring Liaison | Scoop.it
Margie Amspacher's insight:

Nurses ARE superheros! 

more...
No comment yet.