How does an empowered patient approach prevention? #patientchat

A big part of being an empowered patient is about doing whatever we can do to prevent illness from happening in the first place. So this week’s #patientchat topic is “How does an empowered patient approach prevention?” Together we will be exploring ways we can not only help ourselves but also our loved ones and our communities to get regular screenings and create habits that prevent illnesses.

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How to Empower Patients: “I am an #epatient, ask me what that is.”

For last week’s #patientchat, we discussed what ways we had to make more patients empowered, and as always, our #patientchat community had many great ideas. Because there are many parts to becoming an empowered patient: from learning about what it means to be empowered, to developing a relationship with a doctor who supports you being empowered, to changing your mindset about what it means to be a patient.

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How do we make people more empowered patients?

One of the privileges of working on Intake.Me is the opportunities we have had to interact with the empowered patient community. They inspire and compel us to continue the work that we do every day to build a product that will continue to support them in pursuing their best lives. But we also started Intake.Me with the hope that we would create something that is simple, easy and streamlined enough for anyone to use – so that anyone would be able to become an empowered patient, too…

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The Empowered Patient Checklist for Doctor Visits – free PDF download

Patients can also benefit greatly by keeping “simple” check lists for each healthcare related task, including doctor visits. We are busy at Intake.Me creating tools to help you manage the many tasks surrounding your healthcare. And, with the help of our Patient Chat community, we have created a free PDF entitled “The Empowered Patient Checklist for Doctor Visits”.

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Don’t miss this week’s #patientchat!

This Friday at 10am PST / 1pm EST, we’re going to try something a little different with #patientchat. We want to make use of the wonderfully collaborative patient community we have, and collaborate on producing a “patient checklist” for a doctor visit. We’ve already covered some of these topics in producing a #epatient toolkit, but we’re sure our #patientchat community has many more ideas…

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On patient stories

For next week’s #patientchat, we want to talk about patient stories. We admit that part of our inspiration to want to talk about this is a recent controversy by a husband-wife journalist team against a cancer blogger, tweeter and advocate who was accused of... read more

Happy New Year!

Here at Intake.Me, we are all excited for a new year of patient empowerment. Our new year’s resolutions all boil down to this: we want to do more to improve patients’ experience with the medical system. And for now, what that means is continuing our work... read more

Ecubed: The epatient super hero

When we organized yesterday’s lively #patientchat on what is your patient superpower, we didn’t expect to get such a lively response! We talked about what people knew about their disease, celebrated their superpowers, and developed an awesome new superhero called... read more