Patient Health Care Consortium Goals
~ Incorporate in a non-profit manner
~ Have core belief in a mission statement as the central hub in a constellation of concerns adopted by patients from all walks of life and health.
~ Form strong advocacy base for meaningful changes while maintaining continued benefits from existing programs, initiatives, services.
~ Identify areas of concern, prioritize, and make plan(s) of action
~ Educate public on pertinent issues.
~ Create a Legislated “Bill Of Patients Rights”
~ Educate advocacy base for political, social, and medical purposes which will influence positive outcomes.
~ Demand the need for “The Patient Consortium” to be a partner in policy, quality of care, health promotion, patient fees and expenses at the Statehouse and other regulatory bodies.
~ Have on-going advocacy training for members and colleagues.
~ Network with advocates from allied health organizations we can rely on for support as needed.
~ Have strong donor base strategy and financial backing for continued financial stability and soundness and a cash reserve for emerging issues.
~ Get legal counsel.
Potential Advocacy Issues:
“Bill Of Patients Rights” which is recognized and adhered to by all HCP’s in State of VT. including*
* Privacy of medical records
* ability to amend patient records
* partnership vs. hierarchical relationship w/ HCP
* equity of care
* quality of care
Indirect fees and expenses IE. travel, O.C. medications, baby-sitter, etc.
Jonathan Heins Feb. 17, 2014