Schwartz Center Speaker Series: Innovative Approaches to Partnering with Patients

  • October 3, 2012
  • | 5:00 PM |
  • Inn at Longwood Medical, Longwood Hall

Wednesday, October 3
Registration and reception 5 pm
Program 5:30 to 7:15 pm

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342 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA


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An interactive discussion featuring the following innovations to engage patients in their own healthcare:

  • A national initiative that promotes transparency by inviting patients to read their doctors' notes

  • A model educational program in which Alzheimer's patients teach clinicians about the disease and compassionate care

  • A patient's perspective on the impact of Patient and Family Advisory Councils

Moderated by Sigall Bell, MD, former Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Co-Director of Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives, Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Boston Children's Hospital; and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Activity Objective

After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize the core concepts of patient and family centered care including mutual respect, information sharing, participation in care and decision-making and organizational collaboration

  • Cite lessons learned from innovative programs designed to partner with patients to increase patient engagement in their own healthcare

  • Explore patient, family, and clinician perspectives on how active partnership with patients can enhance education and healthcare delivery

CME Credit/Accreditation

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management (RM) study. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society in collaboration with CRICO and The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.