Join the #PatientCenteredCare Conversation via #Twitter

Twitter continues to be my professional “go to” social media tool of choice for the following reasons:

  1. Healthcare and media colleagues who are on Twitter always prove to be highly knowledgeable and great sources of information.
  2. I can plug-in anytime and find the trending topics of the day.
  3. I can literally be in more than one place — following conferences or meetings remotely via hashtags.
  4. I can meet and discuss topics of interest with people I have never met.
  5. I can share an idea and get feedback from peers. For example, following is Tweet I sent this week and have received some great comments in return.

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There are many more reasons Twitter is my “go to” tool, and I’m happy to share. Just ask! The main reason for this post is to continue the conversation above which originated on Twitter, and to invite our ETY readers to join me on Twitter (@tgranz) and engage with the lively #ptsafety & #meded communities. Please weigh in, as we would like to know:


Please reply by comment, email ( or Twitter (@tgranz)!

Educate the Young, Regulate the Old…the Whole Story

For those who have yet to hear the story of how this blog was born, here is Dave Mayer our host, who shares the origin of our title. The clip was put together by documentary filmmakers, Citygate Films. Citygate is at work on Breaking the Wall of Silence, a documentary film focused on the work healthcare leaders, like Dave, are doing to make open, honest communication and transparency the new normal in the delivery of care. They are shadowing Dave’s work at MedStar Health as he leads the 10-hospital health system on a journey toward high reliability, as well as others across the U.S. doing similar work to make this transformation a reality. The film trailer can be found at a previous ETY post: Breaking the Wall of Silence: A Documentary Film in the Making.

“Educate the Young, Regulate the Old” from Citygate Films on Vimeo.