Reflections on BMS Grantee Summit
Last month our staff had the opportunity to attend the Bristol-Myers Squibb Grantee Summit on diabetes. Heidy Espada, our LPN, took some wonderful photos and reflected on her experience:
Recently I had the awesome opportunity to attend the BMS summit in Atlanta Georgia. I’m always amazed at how we, as a Coalition, impact so many people in other organizations. Just about every speaker quoted something from Dr Brenner’s speech. We are so proud of our mighty leader in transforming healthcare.Some things I found interesting that we are currently doing and are implemeted in organizations:
- flexibility with patients; patients are being seen at the home, community centers, and even the patient’s jobs
- the role of community healthcare workers is on demand; more and more organizations are seeing the value of community healthcare workers
- meeting patients where they are “at”; not forcing patients to change but more or less helping patients at whatever stage they may be in behavioral change.
- the importance of not giving to much information to patients even though our gut says she needs to know this or that. It’s more beneficial to to help the pt come to conclusions on their own. So though not to many people knew of Motivational interviewing, they know of the importance of this “language”
We are on the right track in transforming how healthcare needs to be for our patients regardless of age, race,ethnicity, sex, economic status, education level, religious beliefs, or health issues.