Ken Jaques's Blog – July 2013 Archive (5)

Are You An Empowered Patient?

Are you an empowered patient?

I consider myself one and have even made bold claims that teaching people to be empowered patients will solve the majority of problems associated with our current health care systems. Yet every once in a while I find myself considering what the traits of an empowered patient are.

It seems like many people who begin to have symptoms will go to their doctor to explain what they're experiencing. They'll describe the symptoms as best they can,…


Added by Ken Jaques on July 29, 2013 at 5:59am — No Comments

Starting a Wave to Heal Healthcare

I’ve been talking a lot lately about a major passion of mine, that being “healing the healthcare system”. Whenever I get into a discussion with someone, I feel my own passion, I feel my energy rising. It’s a feeling of “life purpose”, and if you’ve ever had that feeling, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Almost surely the most common feedback I get during a discussion is along the lines of “love what you’re doing, love your message, keep it up, it will take time.” Lately I’ve started to…


Added by Ken Jaques on July 22, 2013 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

A Callout to Super Heroes | Psst, you might be on this list

I was standing in the shower this morning and a random thought went through my mind that I should write a story that did a callout to superheroes. A few names started going through my mind as to who I would mention, so I let the thoughts flow and came up with a list of names. And here’s a spoiler alert – You, yes YOU, just might be on this list.

Wikipedia describes it this way: “A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a type of stock…


Added by Ken Jaques on July 18, 2013 at 8:29am — No Comments

Are You a Health Care Evolutionary?

What do you call yourself? If someone asked you that question, how would you answer it?

Some of you might say that you're a doctor, a lawyer or a priest (that sounds like the start of a joke, doesn't it?). Others might say you're a housewife, a factory worker, or an engineer. I remember hearing a friend of mine answer that question in a round circle setting and she said something like "what I do is I'm a consultant, but who I am is something different." That gave me pause for…


Added by Ken Jaques on July 4, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments

What’s the Root Cause?

I’ve found myself asking this question a lot lately. Do you ever stop and ask yourself this question? And if you don’t, then WHY NOT? Oops, sorry about yelling there.

I have had a lot of discussions over the past few weeks with people that are experiencing a variety of symptoms. Whenever they start to describe their situation, I find myself dying to jump in with the question “what do you think the root cause is?”, and often I do. Some people respond with potential…


Added by Ken Jaques on July 2, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

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