Community Conversation – May 2023

MAY 8, 2023 –


Data Democratization Gives Power to the Patient (If You Know How to Get It)

The barriers protecting the knowledge once known only to doctors are being breached by sophisticated, personalized analytics ranging from those few people see to ChatGPT, accessed by hundreds of millions. Using the example of a Black woman employed by a large company and diagnosed with breast cancer, this presentation follows her patient journey and explores the possibilities, problems and opportunities for advocates due to data democratization.

Speaker – 

Michael L. Millenson is an internationally recognized expert on making health care better, safer and more patient-centered.  The author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, Michael is president of Health Quality Advisors LLC and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Prior to starting his own firm, Millenson was a principal in the health-care practice of a major human resources consulting firm. Before that, he was a health care reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize. An active member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, Michael serves on the boards of Project Patient Care and the Optimal Cancer Care Alliance.

Dale Reisner, MD, Healthcare Quality Improvement Consultant and former Medical Director (OB/GYN Quality and Safety) at Swedish Health Services.

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