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Martine Ehrenclou, Take Charge Patient

We are honored to have Martine Ehrenclou as our special guest on this Friday’s Empowered Patient Chat. Join us for an hour full of information to take your own, and your loved one’s, healthcare to the next level.

Martine Ehrenclou, M.A., is an award-winning author, patient advocate and speaker. Her newest health book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care, winner of 16 book awards, empowers readers to become proactive and effective participants in their own health care. Through her books, lectures, media interviews, published articles and blog, Martine reveals insider information on how to interact effectively with medical professionals and navigate the health care system. She interviewed over 200 physicians, nurses, other medical professionals and patients for this book. Read more about Martine in Intake.Me’s recent interview with her.

Empowered Patient Chat

with Special Guest

Martine Ehrenclou

October 31, 2014 at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Twitter: hashtag #patientchat


Here are some questions to get you thinking:

  • What is a “take charge patient”?
  • Who needs to become a “take charge” patient? Why is it important?
  • What can a patient do if they are “stuck” with a doctor who isn’t helping them?
  • Why do you think empathy is important in the doctor/patient relationship?
  • How does being a take charge patient help prevent medical errors?
  • Does being a take charge patient save money?
  • What is the Take-Charge Patient Tool Kit?

At the end of our chat with Martine, we will open up the discussion for all of our chatters to join in, ask questions, and offer insights.

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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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