Understanding your legal rights and responsibilities as a patient before you are facing life-threatening decisions is as important as understanding them while you are making them. By engaging women in discussion about what questions to ask and how to ask them, women gain the empowerment they need to make informed choices. Why? Because Womens’ Health Matters.
Learn about the Importance of Maintaining a Personal Health Record, Patient Bill of Rights, How to Request Medical Records (and get them!), Why it is Important to Investigate a Claim, Facts About HIPAA, and other information that will assist you now and later in life.
“I thought my breast cancer had been misdiagnosed, causing me a delay in getting treatment. Through counseling, education and discussion, I learned about my legal rights as a patient and was able to set reasonable expectations for myself and for my doctors. Today, I’m cancer-free and living as a proactive patient.” – Laura, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Case Analysis & Legal Liaison – Identifying whether the medical treatment you received was appropriate and finding the appropriate legal team to undertake your representation and protect your best interests.
Advocacy – Understand your legal rights and responsibilities as a patient
Counseling – Make informed decisions that benefit you such as choosing a Personal Health Record [PHR] or identifying resources that are available to assist you and understanding the Importance of Maintaining a Personal Health Record [PHR]