By Gregg A. Masters, MPH
Day two for me started in Track 6: Engaging Patients in their Medical Care, titled ‘Patient Engagement in Healthcare Decision Making‘ breakout session moderated by Shannon Brownlee (@ShannonBrownlee), Senior Vice President, Lown Institute; Former Acting Director Health Policy Program, The New America Foundation; Author, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, Washington, DC AND indisputable superstar in the documentary ‘Escape Fire‘.
The panel included:
Glyn Elwyn, BA, MB, BCh, MSc, FRCGP, PhD (@GlynElwyn) – Visiting Professor and Senior Scientist, The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, Hanover, NH
Judith H. Hibbard, DrPH – Senior Researcher, Health Policy Research Group and Professor Emerita, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, Portland, OR
Chris Saigal, MD, MPH – Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Director of Health Services Research, UCLA Department of Urology, Institute of Urologic Oncology, Los Angeles, CA
I know I was in the right room when in response to one of the presenter opening comments, @shannonbrownlee adds:
‘I’m not my diseases and I don’t want to be managed…I want to be helped’