Philadelphia Workshops – Follow Up Information
So great to meet you during the APHA workshops in Philadelphia!
Thanks for being such a great group of students, and for the excellent information and
gratifying comments you provided on your evaluations.
What a joy it was to spend time with you!
Here is your follow-up information, as promised:
To download each of these presentations, please RIGHT click (or control-click on a Mac) – and download them to your computer. They are all pdfs and are rather large files. Some of the slides (without content you need) have been removed.
- Starting a Health Related Blog
- The ORB: many of the resources can be found in the Online Resource Bank (ORB.) Access information is found in The Health Advocate’s Advanced Marketing Handbook.
- Links to articles about advocacy
- Regina Holliday – The Walking Gallery
- Medical errors – from where did the statistic of “one error, per patient, per day” come from?
It came from this report from the Institute of Medicine: Preventing Medication Errors (page 1, First paragraph under “The Unacceptable Cost of Medication Errors”)
- Can-Spam Act – the law that makes spam illegal
New! Questions Recorded During our Workshops- with Some Answers
(Thanks to Patrice and Diane!)
- Will certification require an applicant to have professional insurance?
A. No. (as per the Patient Advocate Certification Board, 9/12/2016)
- Use of the terms “professional” and “advocate” in a company name or to file a LLC or PLLC – does this require licensure?
A. See the answer below from Steve Okey, our APHA Legal Advisor
- The 2015 Survey of Advocates (includes income figures and job satisfaction): http://advocacycoalition.org/
- Statistics about the success of having advocates involved with patients: See this blog post – in the middle, bolded, where it says We now have some research on our side, too” http://www.aphablog.com/2015/02/02/remembering-the-mean-girls/
Also, two books of interest:
- Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
- The Patient’s Playbook by Leslie D. Michelson
Question number 2 above – the question as asked:
The answer as provided by Steve: