Helene Epstein has been a published writer for over 20 years. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). Starting in November, you can read her new column Dx IQ on what patients need to know about getting properly diagnosed at http://www.improvediagnosis.org. She serves on the Board of Directors of Brightpoint Health, a nonprofit provider of integrated health care and social support services to the neediest in New York City. As a member of that board, she serves on the Quality Improvement committee. She is also a member of the Patient Engagement Committee for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). Helene serves as the sole patient advocate expert on the advisory panels for three national studies on diagnostic error. She is currently working on a narrative nonfiction book about pediatric diagnostic error.
advocates, advocacy, diagnosis, diagnostic error, patient engagement, families in crisis, patient safety, medical error, pediatrics, family medicine, geriatrics, Parkinson's Disease, Lyme Disease, rare diseases, access to healthcare, healthcare and challenged populations, healthcare and the homeless, healthcare and the working poor, healthcare and immigrants, gender disparity in healthcare, racial disparity in healthcare, income disparity in healthcare,