patient advocate

patient advocate

An individual, such as an attorney, friend, nurse, ombudsman, physician, or social worker, who pleads for and preserves a patient's rights to health care. Patient advocates address many common and important health care issues, including the right to access a health care provider, the right to obtain confidential care, and the right for the patient to work after diagnosis or treatment.
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The patient advocate said yesterday the fight to improve the healthcare system for everyone is more important than any one person or position - even if the work takes a toll on her personally.
* Teri Dreher, RN, iRNPA, is a board-certified patient advocate and pioneer in the growing field of private patient advocacy.
The Heart of BioNJ Awards were given to Jayne Gershkowitz, chief patient advocate of Amicus Therapeutics and to patient advocate Max Schill.
A MedRisk patient advocate will help set up an app and schedule treatment with a telerehabilitation physical therapist within 24 hours.
The board includes a food safety professor, poison control specialist, environmental quality official, patient advocate and public health officials, as well as a marijuana industry representative.
Dave Watson, now a "patient advocate" at Edgbaston's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, will compete in the discus and shot put at the games which kicked off yesterday in Toronto, Canada.
Patient advocate Jo Kitchen from the Huddersfield and Calderdale NHS Trust said diabetes was an increasing problem in young people.
A patient advocate with developmental disabilities also talks about electronic health record (EHR) compatibility.
AS a patient advocate for cancer research, I recently had the privilege of attending the NCRI (National Cancer Research Institute) conference held at the BT conference centre.
In addition to industry experience in clinical development, pharmacovigilance, regulatory interactions, publicprivate partnerships and business development, D'Cruz has worked in the field of epilepsy for more than two decades as a board-certified neurologist and epileptologist, health policy and patient advocate, clinical investigator, and consultant to leading pharmaceutical companies.
"By working with Cerner, we consolidate medicine and technology for a true doctor driven, 24-7 patient advocate delivery service.
Robin Williams Patient Advocate, Penarth www.twoflewover.blogspot.com

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