Eric Dishman: Health Care Should Be a Team Sport
In this series, we will highlight thought-provoking nursing seminars and health care discussions.
General Manager of Intel’s Health Strategy & Solutions Group, Eric Dishman, spoke at a TED Talk conference to inspire medical providers and patients to change their approach to health care in the United States. Citing his own lengthy battle with kidney disease and later transplant, Dishman encourages patients to take an active role in their own care and ask questions about medical decisions being made. In addition, he advocates for “health care teams,” a new approach to medical care that utilizes technology to treat patients more efficiently and with less segmented care. Pushing for communication among providers and more attention to creating patient-centered goals, Dishman stands strong for customized care. Changes in our health care system are front and center in today’s news, and both Dishman and TED organizers open a door for an enriching discussion of the subject.
About Eric Dishman
Eric Dishman is a national supporter of health care change in the United States. Featured in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications, he is a supporter of independent living and home care efforts for aging seniors. Dishman has founded several organizations committed to improving independent living including the Center for Aging Services Technologies and the Oregon Center for Aging and Technology.