Update 6/13/14: The chat transcript for this #patientchat can be accessed here. Definitely check it out for some amazing insights and new ways of thinking about your healthcare team, including who is the quarterback, how to recruit new players, and how to run those difficult plays.

When I went through cancer treatment, there were many key players on my healthcare team, many of whom I am in contact with to this day. There was one nurse in radiation who cheered me on each day and gave me personalized advice that really helped me through my treatment. He is an amazingly kind and generous person and he holds a special place in my heart. Cancer treatment is such a scary experience – it was good to know I had the best of the best on my healthcare team.

This week on Empowered Patient Chat (#patientchat) we will be discussing, “How do you build a healthcare team?”! We are intentionally using a sports metaphor here because we think it is a good way to think of the dynamics at play.

How do you build a healthcare team?

Here are some questions to get you thinking:

  1. What is a healthcare team?
  2. Who are the key players on a healthcare team?
  3. Who are some non-traditional members of your healthcare team?
  4. Why is it important to think about who is on your healthcare team?
  5. How do you recruit new team members?
  6. Caregivers and patients, how do you handle communication between all your team members, and keep everyone motivated?

Empowered Patient Chat starts at 10am PST/1 pm EST this Friday, June 13! We look forward to seeing you there.

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Darla Brown

CEO & Founder at Intake.me
Darla Brown is the co-founder and CEO of Intake.me and a life long technology enthusiast and nerd. Intake.me is a digital health company focused on empowering people in their health. Darla's career in technology spans two decades, where she has successfully led engineering teams in Los Angeles to build highly scalable, consumer-facing platforms for companies like ThisNext.com, Comedy.com, Taschen Books, E*TRADE, The Jim Henson Company, and many more. She transitioned her focus into healthcare after going through cancer treatment in 2010 and finding so few technologies created from the patient's perspective. She is a strong voice for patient-centered, value based care, as well as accessibility and transparency. She is also a registered yoga teacher and meditation teacher.
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