Being dumb about health can double your chances of dying. A presentation made at HigherEdCamp on 6 June, 2009. How can HigherEd help educate the population. Educated and informed health consumers lower costs and lower risks.
Health Literacy The ability to
read, understand, and utilize basic health-related information ... like prescription bottle labels and appointment slips
Learn or Die Literate 18%
Illiterate 40% 25% of the 3500 people monitored had inadequate health literacy The Illiterate group had a greater chance of dying over the next 6 years http://www.hospitalimpact.org/index.php/scoop/2007/10/18/healthcare_complexity_the_elephant_in_th
Health 2.0 is participatory healthcare.
Enabled by information, software, and community that we collect or create, we the patients can be effective partners in our own health care, and we the people can participate in reshaping the health system itself. Dr. Ted Eytan & the community
Health Care is important to
us all “I Didn’t know I had so much to say about it ...” Geoff DiMasi Principal P’unk Ave, Health Consumer, Parent