Patient safety has long been one of our nations most challenging health care issues. Patients and their advocates understand the importance of taking a proactive role in their health care and are coming to the realization that they are powerful, yet untapped safety and quality resources. Our goal is to raise public awareness about patient safety and quality issues. Dr. Hallisy's book, The Empowered Patient: Hundreds of life-saving facts, action steps and strategies you need to know was the genesis of a united effort to inform, educate and engage patients.
The Empowered Patient Coalition Non-Profit Organization
The Empowered Patient Coalition is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization created by patient advocate Julia Hallisy and is devoted to helping the public improve the quality and the safety of their healthcare. The coalition feels strongly that the first crucial steps in both patient empowerment and patient safety efforts are information and education.
With this goal in mind, the Coalition provides both consumers and patient advocates a clear understanding of the importance of forming interactive partnerships with providers and gives them the tools and resources they need to become capable and confident members of the health care team. Patients will be able to experience true patient-centered care and shared decision-making when they have access to the appropriate information, strategies and support.
The Empowered Patient Guide to Hospital Care
was written by Dr. Julia A.Hallisy and Helen W. Haskell.
Featured in a September 1st, 2009 Wall Street Journal Article
Now Available as a hardcopy at our website:
REPORT A MEDICAL EVENT
The goal of this joint effort by Empowered Patient Coalition and Consumers Union Safe Patient Project is to capture a snapshot of the impact of medical events from the patientís point of view.
This survey is designed to answer questions that are important to patients.
We want the public to know that they can and must be the cornerstone to improving health care quality and safety and that their experiences are being counted.
The survey is divided into sections covering various categories of medical adverse events. Boxes simply can be checked but we encourage you to use the narrative sections to share vital details, observations and suggestions.
Go to the Empowered Patient Coalition Website
for more information and to fill out an adverse event survey.