Rise Of The Patient #ROTPt: Patients Like Me


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This episode is part of a larger program that will run for 3 months: The Rise Of The Patient. (#ROTPt) Click this link for more details on the program There is a movement happening. It is a quiet one however a critical one. Patients are finding their voice and are driving conversations in various arenas that are not necessarily in your traditional healthcare space. The movement has grown significantly since the advent of the social web. They are driving change. In this episode, I interview Sally Okun of Patients Like Me and the her insights to "What is Patient Centered Care?" Join me on this inspiring conversation on the work, services and initiatives that is driving change in the healthcare and patient space. Guest Bio Sally Okun is a member of the Research and Development team at PatientLikeMe, Inc. As the Head of Health Data Integrity and Patient Safety she is responsible for the site’s medical ontology and the integrity of patient reported health data. In addition, she developed and oversees the PatientsLikeMe Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Platform. Prior to joining PatientsLikeMe Okun practiced as a palliative care clinical specialist. In addition to working with and coaching patients and families facing life-changing illnesses she was an independent consultant supporting multi-year clinical, research, and education projects focused on palliative and end of life care for numerous clients including Brown University, Harvard Medical School, MA Department of Mental Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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