Foundation for Healthy Communities to Host Patient & Family Engagement Workshop

New Hampshire Partnership for Patients Workshop

Improving Care at the Bedside Through Effective Patient and Family Engagement

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Registration: 9:30 AM Program: 10:00 – 3:00 PM

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

2 Institute Drive, Concord, NH

The Foundation for Healthy Communitieshas planned this Patient and Family Engagement Workshop to be an interactive, inspiring and informational session as we learn and discuss the many ways that care at the bedside can be improved through Patient and Family Engagement methods. Including patients and their families as partners in their care and treatment plans is a proven method to achieve better patient outcomes, more effective discharges, patient satisfaction and patient safety.

Participants will learn about strategic methods to sustain and spread bedside patient and family engagement across all hospital areas. In addition to our own New Hampshire PFE champions who will also be sharing their lessons learned we also will hear from our:


Keynote Speaker:  e-Patient Dave

Nashua resident Dave deBronkart is known on the internet and internationally as “e-Patient Dave” – “empowered, engaged, equipped, enabled” patients, a movement that started in the 1990s. Ten years ago this January a routine shoulder x-ray revealed that he was close to death with Stage IV kidney cancer. Six months later his treatment, an early immunotherapy treatment delivered with excellent professional care, ended with him very much alive. Importantly, his recovery was aided by an excellent online patient community – which was recommended by his primarycare physician, Dr. Danny Sands – one of the pioneers of the movement.

In 2009 a blog post about garbage in his medical record landed him on the front page of the Boston Globe, and people started inviting him to testify at policy meetings in Washington. One thing led to another and seven years later he’s found himself at almost 500 conferences and policy meetings in fifteen countries, all advocating for medicine to understand the role of the patient differently.

Dave is a strong believer in the potential of patient-clinician partnerships, in a way that the medical establishment is accepting. He’s Chair Emeritus of the Society for Participatory Medicine; the National Library of Medicine is capturing his blog in its History of Medicine; he’s on the BMJ’s patient advisory panel; he was the Mayo Clinic’s 2015 Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine; his TED Talk “Let Patients Help” has nearly a half million views, and he co-authored a book of the same name with Dr. Sands that has been translated into eight languages.

**Conference fee will cover Lunch & Breaks  


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