The Better Health Conference: Helping to Change Healthcare As We Know It

RYAN: YOU ARE WATCHING "CT STYLE" HEALTH CARE IS CHANGING

TERESA: THANKS TO LAST WEEK'S BETTER HEALTH CONFERENCE, MEGHAN, HAS ALL THE DETAILS MEGHAN: 2018 MARKED THE SIXTH ONE MARKED BY CIGNA IT RINGS HEALTH-CARE PRACTITIONERS TO TALK ABOUT INNOVATIVE TRENDS, SUICIDE PREVENTION, AND THE DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP TODAY WE ARE AT THE BETTER HEALTH CONFERENCE I NEW ENGLAND'S PREMIER, PATIENT ENGAGEMENT EVENT, ATTENDEES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH AND SHOWCASING CONSUMER HEALTH CARE INNOVATION

WE OFTEN HAVE A MIX OF PEOPLE WHO COMPARED WE HAVE PROVIDERS, WE HAVE LOTS OF CONSUMERS OR PATIENTS WHO COME WE SOMETIME HAVE PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO ARE STATE AGENCY PEOPLE MEGHAN: THE BETTER HEALTH CONFERENCE WAS PRESENTED BY CONACHER — BY CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE OF HEALTH THEY HAVE ONE GOAL IN MIND TO GET PATIENTS ENGAGED IN THEIR HEALTH CARE AND GET THEM HEALTHIER

MEGHAN: THE CONFERENCE WAS HOSTED BY NEWS 8 ANCHOR AND MEDICAL REPORTER JOCELYN MAMINTA AND FEATURED SPEAKERS LIKE DAVE TO BRONCO ART AND HIS PERSONAL PHYSICIAN, DR DANY SANZ IN JANUARY, TWO THOUSAND SEVEN, I DISCOVERED I WAS ALMOST DEAD FROM STAGE FOR KIDNEY CANCER MY AVERAGE EXPECTED LIFE WAS 12 FOR WEEKS

THAT WAS REALLY SICK — I WAS REALLY SICK MEGHAN: DAVE DECIDED TO BE IN IT — AS INVOLVED AS POSSIBLE THAT SAVED MY LIFE MEGHAN: AFTER BEATING CANCER, HE BECAME KNOWN AS A PATIENT DAVE NOW IT MEANS EMPOWERED, ENGAGE COME EQUIPPED, ENABLED

MEGHAN: DAVE IN THE DOCTOR ADVOCATE FOR SOMETHING COPPERS OF THE TORY MEDICINE WE NEED TO STOP THINKING ABOUT HEALTH CARE AS A CAR WASH IN WHICH PATIENTS ARE THE CARS AND THEY ARE DIRTY OR UNHEALTHY, AND THEY ARE PASSING PASSIVELY THROUGH THIS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND GETTING HELP SPRINKLED ON THEM AND COMING OUT THE OTHER SIDE HEALTHY WE NEED TO FIGURE ABOUT HEALTH CARE IS A COLLABORATION SOME PEOPLE THINK OF THE SPEECHES I GIVE, I SAY EVERYONE SHOULD BE LIKE ME OR THEY ARE WRONG THAT IS NOT WHAT I SAY

WHAT I SAY AS IF THEY ENCOUNTER SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO WANTS THE HELP, WE SHOULD WELCOME IT MEGHAN: CHANGING HEALTH CARE ONE PERSON AT A TIME RYAN: SO EMPOWERING