I am involved with several other websites by being involved with Wait Buddies and Call Buddies on Caregiving.com, where one signs up to call, text or email patients or their families who are either waiting in an emergency room and need an ear or have someone or themselves in the hospital and just need someone to speak with. I am also part of a patient review group for a new intake software/app with InTake.me as well as post articles on these two sites as well. Recently InTake.me provided us with a list of dates and times of upcoming events revolving around their ePatient software/app and some early on training that their providing as well as ways to become a more empowered patient. I feel even the best of us will be able to get something out of these classes, this is why I would like to invite you to the class if you’re a caregiver, have children, elderly parents, etc.
Here is a part of their email to me with the class and schedules.
"I wanted to update you on a few initiatives here at Intake.Me:
ePatient101.com - This is a free online class Mark and I started to help educate more people about patient empowerment and advocacy. We held the class intro last Sunday & the first class will be held this Sunday at 7:00 pm PST/10:00 pm EST. We are using Google Hangouts for the classes and then distributing them to our YouTube and podcast on iTunes so you can watch or listen later. If you'd like to join the Hangout for the class, please let me know and I'll add you so you will be part of the classroom. Otherwise, you can follow along on the event page or watch the video later at a time convenient for you. Please consider tweeting and letting people know about it! We also have a community on Google Plus that you can join here for discussion and updates.
Empowered Patient Chats - InTake.me's, #epatient chat on Twitter meets every other Friday at 10:00 am. With the next one being on 10/17/14. Check web site for more dates and times.
October 17, 2014 at 10am PT: Topic: “What is an #epatient and why should I care?” epatient101.com - We will be talking more about the ePatient101 class during this patient chat.
October 31, 2014 at 10am PT: Martine Ehrenclou, M.A., Author of “The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care“ - This will be a very special patient chat with author Martine Ehrenclou. Martine is a patient advocate that Emily & I met at a UCLA Integrative Oncology event. She has lots of amazing information for patients & this chat will be very helpful to many! Check out http://www.thetakechargepatient.com/ & please post and share our recent interview with Martine http://www.intake.me/intake-me-interviews-martine-ehrenclou/"
I hope to see you at the class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the email listed below.
Thank You, Richard K. http://www.PickYourPain.org PickYourPain@att.net
AUTHORS BIO: Richard is a trifecta caregiver, along with his wife he cares for himself, with Chronic Back Pain which he’s had for 21 years. He cares for his brother in-law, Robert who lives with him and who has dealt with Epilepsy his entire life. He also advocates for his mother who has various cardiac related issues, severe hearing loss and other medical issues. You can read about his experiences with chronic pain and how he deals with his mothers and brother in-law’s issues on PickYourPain.org or at Caregiving.com. He is also involved in several of Caregiving.com’s support groups and chat rooms, he is co-host of an internet based radio show about caregiving. Richard is also a patient adviser, board member for Intake.me which is working to improve the intake process at medical facilities. Richard has three adult children who despite them having to deal with his medical issues, he says, “They have turned out better than I’d hoped for.”