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New America NYC: Meaningful Patient Empowerment in the Era of Healthcare Reform

Recent research warns about the deadly consequences of medical mistakes and the importance of meaningful patient participation in their own healthcare. “Patient empowerment” is the phrase of the day, but is it a realistic goal, and can we translate this principle into practice?

Join New America NYC for a conversation with physicians and patient advocates discussing policies and individual actions that would promote real patient empowerment in this era of healthcare reform.


Leana Wen
Clinical Fellow , Harvard Medical School
Emergency Physician
Author, When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests

Randi Epstein
Adjunct Professor, The Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University.
Author, Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank

Karen Curtiss
President, PartnerHealth
Author, Safe & Sound in the Hospital: Must-Have Checklists and Tools for Your Loved One's Care

Shannon Brownlee
Director, Health Policy Program, New America Foundation
Author, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer

Event Time and Location

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
New York, NY 10012

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