Within the healthcare system, with so very many diverse players communicating with one another – patients with doctors, doctors with administrators, primary care doctors with specialists, vendors with anyone – when any real communication takes place-- it’s pretty amazing.
And Danny “Health Hats” van Leeuwen would know – he wears many of the health ecosystem hats in parallel himself, as a registered nurse of 45 years, a leader of massive Electronic Health Records implementation projects, a care partner, a person with Multiple Sclerosis, a patient/caregiver activist, a Latin Band Baritone Saxophonist and a super cool grandfather.
Danny knows that since best health is a journey – you’re never really there, you’re always somewhere along the way. That being the case, what’s important is how we make choices about our health and medical care and how we communicate medical information to all our partners at each step of the process.
Join us for episode 22 of Let’s Clarify It, in which Danny shares: What an EKG has to do with the Indian parable of the blind men and the elephant; How his wonderful neurologist defined his job when they met; And what he learned from his grandson, the dinosaur aficionado, about “relative expertise”.
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