View the August 8 Patient Chat Transcript Here

Here at Intake.Me, we want to offer you tools and strategies to make your hospital stay the best it can be. This week’s Empowered Patient Chat topic is “Hospital Stays the #epatient Way: Strategies for Communicating & Collaborating to Improve Care & Outcomes” with special guest #epatient Mark-John Clifford of Health in the Laugh Lane. Mark your calendars with the details below!  

Empowered Patient Chat

For Patients, Nurses, Doctors & Caregivers

Hospital Stays the #epatient Way:

Strategies for Communicating & Collaborating

August 8, 2014 at 10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST

Twitter: hashtag #patientchat or

 Here are some questions to get you thinking:

  • Why is it important to be involved in your healthcare at the hospital?
  • How can you tell the hospital staff you are an #epatient without seeming threatening?
  • How can you communicate to the staff you are involved in your healthcare?
  • Why is it important to understand the hospital hierarchy/power structure?
  • What is the hospital hierarchy?
  • How can a caregiver work effectively with hospital staff? What are some challenges in this area?
  • What are some strategies for dealing with shift changes? Things to be aware of?

The first part of the chat we will be talking to Mark-John and then we will open it up for all chatters to contribute and join in.

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Darla Brown is the co-founder and CEO of and a life long technology enthusiast and nerd. 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,, 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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