The Heart of the Carpool
Sharing the Journey
Gail Zahtz @GailZahtz carpoolhealth@gmail.com
sharing a journey, and Making it Matter. No one would have believed it - and yet it
is true as we build it one person, one...
Carpool: Dedicated Drivers
Carpoolers represent everyone…
• Patients
• Administrators
• Physicians
• Nurses
• Health Profe...
Carpool Health Is Gaining Interest
“Gail Zahtz has put together an
interesting team of passionate people.
This will likely...
“Carpool Health represents the idea of
being able to ‘drive through,’ have
important health conversations and get
back to ...
Helping Connect the Dots
“There are so many initiatives, it’s
sometimes hard to make distinctions or
to connect the dots. ...
“The Pain Information Initiative was formed in
person in Western Australia and is using Carpool
Health as the online home ...
“The need has been identified, the
demand for access to quality content in
health care is growing. Carpool can fill
that n...
“The problem isn’t lack of
information, but how best to
curate, present, and make that
information accessible for
patients...
The Power of Crowd Sourcing
“The greatness of a community is in
the strength of every contributor.”
Colin Hope-Murray
Glob...
Empowering Patients
“Long gone are the days of ‘oh, it's the
googling patient again...’ Sit down next to
each other, and g...
“When we learn with someone else or in a group
we learn better. Each learner comes to the same
problem with different solu...
Sharing Best Practices
“Carpool is like a hitch to a ride concept but
in terms of healthcare issues. Connect with
peers an...
“When I was pregnant with our youngest daughter, I was
diagnosed with brain cancer. I have navigated the roads of
short-te...
A Support Network
“Isolation is the worst thing that could
happen to anyone dealing with the
unusual and extraordinary. Be...
People Helping People
“It's all about people. Community.
Connection. Love. Support.
Understanding. Unconditional
Acceptanc...
“This is so ME! I always knew I wanted to
make a difference in this world, that I
wanted to leave something greater. And a...
“Wherever you are, however you learn
and share, Carpool Health will be there
with you and for you!”
Sandy Hubbard
Marketin...
“Patients can feel so isolated, Searching
understanding and resources and feeling
alone in the process. Carpool can fix th...
“The Carpool provides a place for
communication and support. Clear open
communication decreases fear, increases
understand...
“Carpool describes perfectly the kind of community
that I want to be part of.”
We are run by Communities of Practice -
gro...
Gail Zahtz @GailZahtz carpoolhealth@gmail.com
http://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/CPHC/analytics
Many thanks to our...
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  1. 1. The Heart of the Carpool Sharing the Journey Gail Zahtz @GailZahtz carpoolhealth@gmail.com
  2. 2. sharing a journey, and Making it Matter. No one would have believed it - and yet it is true as we build it one person, one message at a time. Thank you every one. I can not wait to see as the Carpool touches people around the world.” Gail Zahtz Founder and CEO A Note from the Founder “It all started with an idea: What if we all joined together, took turns at the wheel, created a safe place of trust and compassion and information and community... Who would have thought in three months time, with no money, no big corporation behind us, no labs of technologists that we would be where we are – joining together with our unique identities,
  3. 3. Carpool: Dedicated Drivers Carpoolers represent everyone… • Patients • Administrators • Physicians • Nurses • Health Professionals • Mental Health Providers • Caregivers • Occupational Therapists • Professors • Researchers • Advocates Coming Together to Make a Difference …And come from everywhere… HERE ARE THEIR VOICES….
  4. 4. Carpool Health Is Gaining Interest “Gail Zahtz has put together an interesting team of passionate people. This will likely be a significant resource in the coming months and years.” Timothy Cook Health Informatician & Host, Healthcare IT Live!
  5. 5. “Carpool Health represents the idea of being able to ‘drive through,’ have important health conversations and get back to the offline world. People share the journey but take turns at the wheel.” Cindi Slater, MD Senior Vice President & Medical Director Consumers Medical Resource What It Means to Carpool
  6. 6. Helping Connect the Dots “There are so many initiatives, it’s sometimes hard to make distinctions or to connect the dots. Carpool can be a good space for that.” Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH Professor, University of Massachusetts American Public Health Association Int’l, Counselor American Psychological Association, Fellow
  7. 7. “The Pain Information Initiative was formed in person in Western Australia and is using Carpool Health as the online home to work together, chronicle the work and research we develop and share information internationally so that others may learn, join the conversation and the efforts can grow internationally. This is the first endeavor of its kind.” Dr. John Quintner Fremantle Hospital, Pain Medicine Unit Carpool, Pain Information CoP Leader Western Australia Highlighting Innovation
  8. 8. “The need has been identified, the demand for access to quality content in health care is growing. Carpool can fill that need.” Andrew Lopez, RN NurseFriendly, Inc. Accessible Information
  9. 9. “The problem isn’t lack of information, but how best to curate, present, and make that information accessible for patients, providers, and caregivers. Carpool can create ‘viral trust.’” Patricia Anderson Emerging Technologies Librarian University of Michigan Trustworthy Information
  10. 10. The Power of Crowd Sourcing “The greatness of a community is in the strength of every contributor.” Colin Hope-Murray Global IT Executive Carpool, Chief Technology Officer
  11. 11. Empowering Patients “Long gone are the days of ‘oh, it's the googling patient again...’ Sit down next to each other, and go on Carpool Health TOGETHER!” Dr. Steven Eisenberg Oncologist Founder, EnlightenMed
  12. 12. “When we learn with someone else or in a group we learn better. Each learner comes to the same problem with different solutions and understanding. Each learner adds something to the solution for the other. Social media is a learning tool. [Carpool Health] is a place for us to learn and reflect and improve our healthcare outcomes.” Mark Dimor Owner, The Biocontinuum Group Carpool, Hospice and Palliation CoP Leader Improving Health Outcomes
  13. 13. Sharing Best Practices “Carpool is like a hitch to a ride concept but in terms of healthcare issues. Connect with peers and patients via sharing of best practices.” Dr. Gia Sison Physician Breast Cancer Patient Carpool, Breast Cancer CoP Leader Manila, Philippines
  14. 14. “When I was pregnant with our youngest daughter, I was diagnosed with brain cancer. I have navigated the roads of short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance and social security disability insurance. I still have lots of questions but am never afraid to seek answers. I hope to use my personal experiences to help others in the Insurance CoP. I hope to connect the community to leaders in the industry and advocates to help answer common as well as complex questions.” Susan Nelsen Project Manger, BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota Mom of Four Brain Cancer Patient Helping Answer Your Questions
  15. 15. A Support Network “Isolation is the worst thing that could happen to anyone dealing with the unusual and extraordinary. Being able to connect via health care chats or other forums lends a strength and support like no other.” Natrice Rese Canadian Caregiver
  16. 16. People Helping People “It's all about people. Community. Connection. Love. Support. Understanding. Unconditional Acceptance.” AnneMarie Ciccarella Patient Advocate & Blogger
  17. 17. “This is so ME! I always knew I wanted to make a difference in this world, that I wanted to leave something greater. And as a community, everyone can take turns driving the Carpool and leading the way towards positive change together!” Patti Koblewski Patient Advocate Educator at Arizona Pain Specialists Making a Difference
  18. 18. “Wherever you are, however you learn and share, Carpool Health will be there with you and for you!” Sandy Hubbard Marketing and Publishing Professional Carpool, Moderator of Weekly #CPHC Chat 24/7 Online Community
  19. 19. “Patients can feel so isolated, Searching understanding and resources and feeling alone in the process. Carpool can fix that.” Dr. Nanette Nuessle Director of Pediatrics Mercy Hospital Providing Resources & Support
  20. 20. “The Carpool provides a place for communication and support. Clear open communication decreases fear, increases understanding!” Camea Kirckpatrick, RN, BSN Golden Waves Advocacy Clear Open Communication
  21. 21. “Carpool describes perfectly the kind of community that I want to be part of.” We are run by Communities of Practice - groups dedicated to the same values, issues, concerns and goals in the arena of health. We focus on evidence based medicine and on the value of personal stories. We value trust, transparency, collaboration, respect and community. Michael Josefowicz Retired printer/teacher Parsons School of Design An Ideal Community
  22. 22. Gail Zahtz @GailZahtz carpoolhealth@gmail.com http://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/CPHC/analytics Many thanks to our supporters, our community, our family. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

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