Recently myself and my friend and colleague Cathy Bowers, President of National Patient Advocate Inc, were honored to be a guest on Dateline Health to get the word out to the community on how you can be your own best advocate. Dateline Health is Nova Southeastern University’s public service television show hosted by Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D, Chancellor Emeritus of NSU Health Professions Division. The show has been on the air for over 23 years and has a broad following in South Florida and beyond.
Dateline Health is a 30-minute program dedicated to promoting the community’s overall health and well-being, covering a wide range of contemporary healthcare issues through interviews with healthcare experts, researchers, and policymakers.
Dr. Fred Lippman talked to myself and Cathy about how people (YOU and me) can learn to navigate the complex healthcare system and be their own best advocate.
Dr. Lippman started by asking us what the insidious pandemic has done to the people, public, and healthcare. He also talked about the population of South Florida and how hard for so many elders to navigate the broad healthcare system with all the rules and regulations.
Cathy and I gave him examples of how Advocates work with consumers to empower people and break down barriers and improve communication and care coordination. We talked about how patient empowerment can be their own best advocates.
I hope you will take a few minutes to view the show. Please let me know what you think. Feel free to share the link with your family, friends and colleagues, so they know their role in the healthcare system and can be their own best advocate.
I look forward to your comments. Have a good week!