Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Patient Community at HELP - Dr.Aniruddha Malpani on Why you cannot afford to leave everything upto your doctor

This video is a talk by Dr.Aniruddha Malpani at HELP on 7th April,11 on the occasion of Launch of The Patient Community at HELP.

Topic: Why you cannot afford to leave everything upto your doctor.

Why are patients unhappy with doctors?
Indian patients are becoming increasingly articulate -- they want more information about their medical conditions

Unfortunately their doctors do not have the time to provide them this information in detail
Information Therapy is Powerful Medicine !
Help patients to make better health decisions
Patients are the largest untapped healthcare resource !
Empower them with information -- so they can take better care of themselves , in partnership with their doctor.
We help doctors to talk to patients !
We help patients to talk to doctors !
The Patient Community@HELP will:
Provide opportunities for patients and their families to share their medical stories and experiences in order to look after themselves better.

Encourage meaningful and beneficial interaction between doctors, medical students and patients.
HELP helps you save money on medical care
Promote SelfCare . Help you to do as much for yourself as you can, so you are not completely dependent on the doctor
2. Provide Evidence-Based Guidelines , so you can ask for the right medical treatment that they need - no more and no less
3. Help you with Veto Power, so you can say No to medical care you don't need, thus preventing overtesting and unnecessary surgery .

HELP is growing ! National Network
Every hospital should have a Patient Education Resource Center
Win-win situation
Great tool to empower patients
Helps doctors and hospitals too !

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