Sunday, March 12, 2006

" Putting Patients First !" Seminar at HELP on World Health Day ( 7 April 2006)

Did you know that your doctor may be failing to prescribe one of the most powerful medicines known to man ? While your doctor may be an expert on the pharmacology of the latest drugs, it’s a sad fact that most doctors today are guilty of not dispensing one of the most powerful therapeutic tools they have at their disposal – information.

We all know that knowledge is power – and that information can be is powerful medicine. Much of what happens in health care is about information - information about your lab results, diagnoses, drugs, or referrals. Access to it gives you control over your own health and well-being. And the power of information grows when you and your doctor are able to share it. Unfortunately, patient education is a concept most doctors just pay lip service too , because they are often too busy and don’t have enough time.

Unfortunately, as a result of this, both doctors and patients lose in the bargain . Patients are often unhappy and dissatisfied when their doctor does not provide information. They then go to google to hunt for information on their own – and often get lost and confused. Doctors are also upset when they are confronted with patients who carry tons of internet printouts – most of which are garbage.

The best solution is Information Therapy – “ Prescribing the Right Information to the Right Person at the Right Time” . This is now routine in many clinics in USA. Don Kemper, CEO of Healthwise, USA (the world leader in this field) , will be presenting a seminar on Information Therapy, so that this becomes a routine part of medical practice in India too.

Patient education resource centers should be an integral part of all hospitals and clinics . Patients represent healthcare's largest resource - and they have been untapped so far. If we can help patients to make use intelligent use of their intelligence, everyone will benefit !
Speakers at this seminar include:
Don Kemper . Information Therapy – the US experience. Problems and Prospects;
Dr Aniruddha Malpani, Medical Director, HELP . How can we get doctors in India to prescribe information ?;
Mr Rajesh Jain, CEO, Netcore. Helping patients become better informed – the business opportunity for entrepreneurs in e-healthcare;
as well as patients who will be talking about how information therapy helped them get better.
This is a free seminar which will be held at HELP on World Health Day, 7 April 2006, from 11 am – 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate !
If you'd like to come, please send an email to [email protected]

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:17 PM

    i want to know some thing sir.....this is very urgent...sorry posted this here....

    my younger sister has been stardted on deca-durabolin recently...25mg/week since jan.2006 last week.
    she got recently married in 2nd week of feb.2006.

    she has taken total of 3inj.'s of deca-durabolin (25mg/week)till now from my family physician.

    now the couples ( my younger sister ) wants to get pregnant.....

    i want to know ....

    i already asked her to stop taking the 4th inj. of deca-durabolin....

    till how many months she has to avoid pregnancy....

    and what contraception she should use..a condum or O.C.pills.....

    any other medicines like folic acid and vitamins to be use during this period......

    whether this deca-durabolin will harm the baby-fetus if she become pregnant unexpextedly....or sooooooo..........

    and whether it is required to terminate the pregnancy...........

    thanks in advance........
    email u'er opinion sir....pls...
    [email protected]


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