New Book “Power To The Patient” Addresses the Urgent Need to Empower Patients and Minimize Healthcare Failures

Davidson, NC – With the numerous and rapid changes in healthcare along with the rising costs of healthcare, it is more important than ever for patients to protect and educate themselves. To assist in helping patients stay in control of their medical treatment and be a ‘virtual patient advocacy tool’ is the new book, “Power To The Patient: Navigating The American Healthcare System”. The book by Dana L. Jacoby, M.B.A., M.H.S., a nationally recognized healthcare expert is now available on Amazon.

Recent statistics show that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. While most patients understand that medication errors, wrong prescriptions and mistakes in communication as well as other lapses ought to be avoided, many feel powerless to protect themselves against these errors in ‘the healthcare system’. What makes the situation worse is that many patients, fail to grasp the intricacies of medication, drug prescriptions and surgeries, and even how doctors think and speak.

“Power To The Patient” begins by welcoming the reader to the “world of medicine” and the doctor’s office. The book also provides guidance on preparing oneself before, during and after a visit to a physician’s office or hospital. It goes on to cover important but often ignored subjects such as what types of hospitals exist, and how to understand their environment, tests, labs, drugs, while helping to managing costs and insurance. The book primarily aims to inform consumers about the hospital care system, how it works, steps to take to be in control of hospital visits and physician schedules. It gives a great deal of insight to the secrets the medical system from an easy-to-read guidebook perspective.

“Power To The Patient” is a valuable guide which has the potential to help patients get the best treatment from their doctor, save their time and money, and even prevent errors by avoiding falling prey to gaps in the healthcare system. According to author and healthcare expert Ms. Jacoby, it is equally important for patients to take charge of their safety by understating their clinical history as well as how the medical system and environment functions.

According to Ms. Jacoby, “Every consumer in the medical system will continuously seek for better patient care as statistics continue to show that medical and communication errors and hospital inaccuracies continue to create challenges. For the average patient, navigating through the world of healthcare can be feel like a strenuous time and, without proper education, could also be risky to the patient’s health. It is time that ‘patient-centered medical education’ becomes a household term!”

About Dana L. Jacoby

Dana L. Jacoby, M.B.A., M.H.S., has over 20 years of experience working in the medical field. The idea for POWER TO THE PATIENT came to her during the spring of 2002 while she was visiting her grandparents on the shores of Florida. From medical equipment and pharmaceutical sales to management, physician consultation, Dana has moved through a number of departments in the medical system. Currently, she consults with physicians on urology and oncology dealing mainly with strategic planning, alternative payments models, financial management, operational efficiencies, service line development, and process improvements.

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