Joint replacements are the #1 expenditure of Medicare. The process of approving these medical devices is flawed according to the Institute of Medicine. It is time for patients' voices to be heard as stakeholders and for public support for increased medical device industry accountability and heightened protections for patients. Post-market registry. Product warranty. Patient/consumer stakeholder equity. Rescind industry pre-emptions/entitlements. All clinical trials must report all data.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Australian conference: Patients Included 'on the marquee'!!!

"Health Informatics - Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information"
Australia's Health Informatics Conference July 30- August 2, 2012 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center.
will focus on consumers, practitioners, researchers and industry.
Regina Holliday, Patient Artist Advocate 
Regina began painting a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. This advocacy mission was inspired by her husband Frederick Allen Holliday II and his struggle to get appropriate care during 11 weeks of continuous hospitalization at 5 facilities. After his death resulting from kidney cancer on June 17, 2009, she began painting a mural entitled "73 cents." It depicts the Holliday family's journey through the medical system. Regina also paints on the concepts discussed at medical conferences and presents them through a patients view. In addition she began a health advocacy movement called "The Walking Gallery."

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