Can Individuals Take Action Regarding Healthcare?

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Important new book addresses hotly debated issues about patient empowerment and health.

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Nancy Finn discusses how digital communication media that individuals use every day, such as smartphones, email, e-visits, digital records will help them successfully address health care issues.

In her new book, "e-Patients Live Longer The Complete Guide to Managing Health Care Using Technology" (published by iUniverse), Nancy Finn discusses how digital communication media that individuals use every day, such as smartphones, email, e-visits, digital records will help them successfully address health care issues.

The author makes three assumptions about patients that are hammered home with facts, data and anecdotal stories, as follows:

  •     That patients must be empowered to actively participate in their healthcare.
  •     That patients must be engaged and part of the conversation with their health care team when treatment options are considered and discussed
  •     That patients must be educated to use the resources available to make better, safer health care decisions.

She guides her audience of baby boomers, senior citizens, individuals who suffer from chronic diseases, and everyone else who wishes to morph into an e-patient with key information, live links to online resources, statistics and data that tell her readers how to:

  •     Achieve open communication with doctors using email, electronic health records, e-visits for continuity of care
  •     Choose the right doctors and hospitals; protect personal safety when hospitalized, and understand patient rights
  •     Find the right tools to manage chronic disease and multiple medications
  •     Best websites to find reliable health information and health-related social networks and online communities
  •     Best smartphone apps for health care
  •     How to create a personal health record to always have health information available at the point of care
  •     How to understand and manage health care costs
  •     How to insure the privacy of health information

About the author
Nancy B. Finn is a three-time author and current President of Communication Resources, a consulting company that provides assistance to medical institutions and clinical practices on the implementation and effective use of digital communication. She is the author of Digital Communication in Medical Practice, The Electronic Office and Writing Dynamics. During her professional career in corporate marketing communications she was responsible for developing technology- based communication media, She also taught in Boston area universities where she developed courses in using new media in communication. Beginning in the 1970s, Nancy’s ongoing interest, in the way that communication technology impacts how way people live and work struck a chord. that resulted in her writing the last three books.

Nancy is also involved with several not-for-profit organizations in the medical field including the Board of Overseers, of Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, the Society of Participatory Medicine, and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

To reach the author or for a copy of the book for review, contact:
Megan Giannini, publicist, 317-602-7137 ext. 229, mgiannini(at)Bohlsenpr(dot)com .

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