Summer is hot here at Real Women on Health! and our Washington DC correspondant, Robin Strongin, Founder, Disruptive Women in Health Care, couldn’t agree more…(that’s why she left for a cruise to Alaska where cool glacial waters provided a welcome relief!)
What’s keepin’ us hot here though is more than the weather.
Robin was host to the recent Health 2.0 Conference in Washington DC in May, where we discovered many disruptive women so we’re continuing the conversation here with a sizzling summer series featuring a few of these leading women influentials and innovators we met at the conference.
The big question “WHY YOU SHOULD CARE” is not lost on us here. Women make over 85% of healthcare decisions today and who influence virtually all healthcare decisions – as consumers, caregivers and working women. Why you should care is about how we can now use social media to tap into new health care solutions, trials and experiences that can shape our healthcare decisions and treatment choices. More than 30% of us women are on-line looking for health information on chat rooms, message boards and blogs. Do you have diabetes or know some one who does? How are you using social media to shape your healthcare?
So, here’s how to engage with us for answers and to participate:
August 3rd on-line radio show: “Health 2.0 and Why You Should Care” features Robin Strongin, Indu Sabaiya and Jane Sarasohn-Kahn. These empassioned highly accomplished women advocates are extremely influential in the Health 2.0 world and both have a role to play in how you CAN use social media to positively impact your health decisions that, ultimately, affect your health. We invite you to listen to our podcast here from yesterday, and to also consider joining us, tomorrow, on Thursday, August 5th for a follow up on-line radio show.
August 5th on-line radio show: “Patient Empowerment: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate” features Robin Strongin, Trisha Torrey and Regina Holliday. We’ll explore the real life cases that Trisha will share to guide you on your own journey. Regina also has her own personal story that will illustrate to you how social media can make an impact on how you navigate the healthcare system to collect your personal health records. She faced huge challenges in acquiring her late husband’s medical records as he struggled with cancer and her visual depictions were on the cover of the British Medical Journal in 2009.
Later in the summer, we’ll be joined by innovative healthcare professionals as they share how they use social media today to improve patient care.
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