• By Dana Sparks

Twitter Chat with U.S. News: EMPOWERING THE PATIENT

July 24, 2013


 Join @USNewsHealth for a #PatientChat on Thursday.
Learn how to take charge of your health care: http://bit.ly/15bNLTn

The discussion follows last week’s release of Best Hospitals, a resource for patients with particularly difficult or complex conditions. It ranks America’s best hospitals across various geographical regions and in 16 medical specialties. Deciding on a hospital is only part of the process, though. The chat will be held to help further the conversation and to guide consumers’ choices.

Our experts are prepared to discuss how patients in a hospital can take ownership of their care and become actively engaged and informed about their treatment. This includes topics such as computerized health records, being honest with your doctor and getting the most out of your visit.   Mayo Clinic experts joining the chat: Victor Montori, M.D.@vmontoriSharonne Hayes, M.D.,@SharonneHayes and Annie LeBlanc, Ph.D.@Annie_LeBlanc

Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 2 to 3 p.m. ET
Hashtag: #PatientChat
Moderator: @USNewsHealth

View Live chat stream below:



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