What’s the Fix? 2017: Morning Recap

It has been such an incredibly inspiring morning here in Seattle, and we wanted to share a few big take-aways we’ve seen so far. But, first, we want to applaud all of the individuals online, on our stage, and in the audience today that have…

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Everything you need for the #WTFix Conference

We are so thrilled to have an amazing group of online attendees who’ve decided to spend time with us as we discuss changing health care at the What’s the Fix? conference. Thank you for joining our movement. We’ve created THIS KIT (pdf) to serve as your playbook for the day, helping you stay engaged and connected to the conference and speakers, but most importantly, to one another.

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Why I’m a Patient Safety Advocate

My Father-in-law died due to the negligent use of an off-label medication that was contraindicated for his medical conditions. Despite the attending doctor and nurse being warned by the pharmacist of a possible life threatening reaction, the doctor told us that there were no risks. Unfortunately the pharmacist’s warning was not communicated to my Father-in-law, to us, or documented in the medical records. This tragic experience transformed my wife and me into patient safety advocates.

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Post-Polio Syndrome Apocalypse. Or maybe it isn’t as bad as it seems?

With 400,000 post-polio syndrome patients walking around, I see a need for a voice out there to raise awareness of what is going on. I understand that we are a minority and with that in mind I have a new campaign to work on. I’m just the guy to raise awareness by opening my big mouth about post-polio syndrome.

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Go around, go through, but don’t settle for NO

That day I didn’t make a huge difference, but I stood up to a doctor who was dead set against listening to anything I had to say. I took over the conversation and forced a discussion about options. Change starts with opportunities like these.

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