I was in Maine Wednesday night, speaking to the annual meeting of the excellent (and very E) Maine Quality Counts, which is one of the sixteen Aligning Forces for Quality (@AligningForces) communities, a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio. Aside from the dinner speech, I also met with their awesome very-E consumer advisory board – I swear, I’ve never seen a more savvy, wised-up, activated bunch of patients. It was terrific.
As part of the trip they arranged some media coverage for the cause. First, here’s an unrehearsed four minute chat this morning on Good Day Maine: (ten second commercial at the start)
I love that we’re getting to the point where it’s possible to discuss “e-patient” and participatory medicine in a way that comes across gracefully!
Then I visited the Bangor Daily News, for a lengthy interview and some snapshots. Health reporter Jackie Farwell had really done her homework – we spent no time on “so tell me your story”; instead we dove right into what this all means. The article’s here, Then, photographer Troy Bennett shot another quickie video, in addition to the usual photo. Well done, both of you!
Takin’ it to the streets!