Savvier Health Launches An Online Med School for the Masses -- Masses of Patients, That Is
New online patient education and advocacy site teaches patients how to partner in their health care and lower their health care costs. Developed by an experienced physician, Patient School provides visitors with an abundance of skills and tools to help them become health-savvy consumers.
Columbia, MD (PRWEB) December 11, 2005
On December 22, 2005 Savvier Health will launch a revolutionary online patient empowerment Web site called PatientSchool. net to teach people how to partner in their health care while lowering their health care costs.
The astronomical cost of health care and its horror stories make headlines somewhere every day. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, 46 million Americans (1 in 7) lack health insurance and the number of uninsured Americans is climbing each year. The Institute of Medicine estimates that close to 18,000 Americans die each year simply because they lack this vital coverage.
While most Americans have been impacted in some way by these escalating costs, few feel empowered to tackle our complex health care system head on and win. This is not surprising. Doctors go to medical school to prepare them to be effective doctors, but patients have not had a ‘patient school’ to prepare them to be skillful patients.
Features of PatientSchool. net include:
Over 150 links to highly regarded patient information Web sites ranging from general patient education sites to sites offering information on end of life issues. A newsstand with news feeds on 30 medical topics, allowing patients to keep up to date with the latest information regarding their medical conditions. Free online mini-courses developed by an experienced physician to empower patients to optimize their health care and minimize their health costs A Healthy Living section which promotes a healthful lifestyle with links to major preventive medicine Web sites Links to Government health Web sites Links to valuable online health tools Healthcare quality assurance sites Links to vital medication issues Resources for the uninsured A ‘Just For You’ section with pages focusing on topics of particular interest to women, men, seniors, children, and minorities A ‘Member’s Only’ corner featuring chat rooms, blogs, and a ‘You’re the Doctor’ tickler where patients learn how to work through common medical cases and think the way doctors think My Medical Journal, a detailed step-by-step guide to developing and maintaining a personal copy of important health documents Cards 4-Life, a unique line of greeting cards to encourage health promotion and disease prevention via funny cartoons as well as more serious health messages
PatientSchool. net promises to turn even the most confused and frustrated patient into a more confident, savvier health care consumer able to help map out his own destiny and keep more of his hard-earned money in his pocket. By providing the public with physician-developed resources and guidance, PatientSchool. net strives to create a new breed of well-informed patients capable of partnering in their health care as never before.
About Savvier Health:
Savvier Health is a unique health and wellness company located in Columbia, MD which teaches employees to how partner in their health care, thus optimizing their care while lowering corporate health-related costs.