We partner with a diverse set of organizations that are committed to advancing compassionate care in various settings throughout the health care system.  Collaborating with these organizations better enables us to deepen our understanding of compassionate, collaborative care and to develop innovative initiatives for health care organizations, leaders and caregivers and patients/families.

 

patientslikemePatientsLikeMe® is a patient network that improves lives and a real-time research platform that advances medicine. Through the network, patients connect with others who have the same disease or condition and track and share their own experiences. In the process, they generate data about the real-world nature of disease that help researchers, pharmaceutical companies, regulators, providers, and nonprofits develop more effective products, services and care. With more that 300,000 members, PatientsLikeMe is a trusted source for real-world disease information and a clinically robust resource that has published more than 50 peer-reviewed research studies. Visit us at www.patientslikeme.com or follow us via our blog, Twitter, or Facebook.

 

planetreePlanetree, Inc. is a mission based not-for-profit organization that partners with healthcare organizations around the world and across the care continuum to transform how care is delivered. Powered by more than 50,000 focus groups with patients, families, and staff, and more than 35 years of experience working with healthcare organizations, Planetree is uniquely positioned to represent the patient voice and advance how professional caregivers engage with patients and families. Guided by a foundation in 10 components of patient-centered care, Planetree informs policy at a national level, aligns strategies at a system level, and facilitates compassionate human interactions at a deeply personal level. Our philosophical conviction that patient-centered care is the “right thing to do” is supported by a structured process that enables sustainable change.

 

arnoldpgoldThe Arnold P. Gold Foundation, established in 1988, is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare by enhancing the healthcare professional-patient relationship. It works with healthcare professionals in training and in practice to instill a culture of respect, dignity and compassion for patients and professionals. It encourages the development of physicians and other healthcare professionals who combine the high tech skills of cutting-edge medical science with the high touch skills of communication, empathy and compassion. Learn more at humanism-in-medicine.org

 

PoCThe Point of Care Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to improving patients’ experience of care and increasing support for the staff who work with them. We provide evidence and resources to support health and care staff in the difficult work of caring for patients. We believe a truly patient-centered approach–focused on listening, understanding and responding to the needs of the whole individual–is essential to the delivery of the best possible quality of care.