Through the “Smart Patients” Peer-to-Peer Community
Woman’s Hospital is now partnering with Smart Patients, a free online community where patients and caregivers with common challenges and illnesses can ask questions, get advice and share their experiences in a safe, supportive environment. Woman’s patients and families facing breast cancer, gynecologic cancer, postpartum depression and neonatal intensive care can join.
While there are countless online support groups, Smart Patients members can feel confident about the accuracy and safety of information they receive; all communities are managed by an experienced team. As patients and caregivers learn from each other, Woman’s hopes to use the platform as an opportunity to improve the patient experience.
“Support is vital for patients and caregivers facing challenges such as cancer or having a baby in the NICU. During these times, patients need help coping with feelings of isolation, stress and anxiety,” said Emily Stevens, Director of Care Management. “Smart Patients offers our patients and their caregivers a platform to connect, learn from others experiencing the same health challenges and receive quality peer support.”
Woman’s patients and their families are encouraged to create a free Smart Patients account at www.smartpatients.com/womans. Once the account is confirmed, participants will have access to information and resources, and will be able to participate in community conversations on topics of interest.