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When will patients be trusted with the keys? There are reasons that the health care system needs health advocates and navigators. The health care system is complex, and many patients feel they are not real partners in their care. One patient lamented to me that they felt like they were being ‘blown off’ by their […]

Why the Co-op provides a social networking site

My Health Information Co-op’s social networking site is an alternative to using Facebook.  The site serves the Co-op’s mission of improving health literacy which Health Canada defines as the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, understand necessary health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. It’s simple – patients shouldn’t use Facebook […]