Healthcare Consumer Empowerment

Consumer empowerment, a growing method of healthcare management for employers and healthcare organizations, involves empowering yourselves by learning how to become wiser healthcare consumers. The following are 10 ways to achieve healthcare consumer empowerment. 1. Establish a relationship with a primary physician — before you need one. Discuss your health and family with your doctor. If you don’t have a primary physician find one. 2. Ask questions. In fact, I think it is a great idea to bring questions with you on a piece of paper, so you do not forget to ask them. 3. Learn about your illness. Research and ask your physician questions. There is a lot of information available to you. 4. Learn how to practice self-care. In times of emergency or injury remember to follow RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) 5. Review bills carefully. Sometimes errors … Read more


ENURGI is a  web-based health care services company that connects families and patients in need with local, clinical caregivers across the U.S. The website allows patients, family members, and caregivers the ability to manage the care process online. ENURGI is the first web-based company to aggregate and create a clinical caregiver database for families and patients in need of home health care to access and connect with. There are over 1,000,000 clinicians within it’s caregiver database for families and patients in need to access when seeking a licensed clinician, certified nurses aide, or home health aide. If you are a licensed caregiver you can conduct a quick zip code search to see if you are listed in the caregiver database. If you are not you can register your information. Then you you can find patients in your area who are … Read more


iMedix is a website that combines social networking with healthcare to allow patients to find and connect with people facing similar health-related issues as themselves.  Users create profile pages with tags relevant to their interests to inform the site’s search engine, and search results can be voted on in order to help the site learn more about your preferences over time. I signed up for iMedix to see what I think of the site as a health resource. It has a search engine but I prefer using Google. The benefit of iMedix to me seems to be the ability to answers questions, ask questions, and browse and view other’s people’s questions on health topics that you are interested in. It is kind of similar to Yahoo Answers. Users also receive a rating from 0 stars to 5 stars on how … Read more