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Northwestern Memorial Hospital Launches HealthNet to Further Patient Education and Empowerment

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February 27, 2007

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Fostering empowered, knowledgeable patients who are active participants in their care has been a longstanding goal at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. With this in mind, Northwestern Memorial recently launched HealthNet, an interactive, one-stop multimedia education hub. This new resource can be found online at www.healthnet.nmh.org and includes a series of live and pre-recorded Patient Power Webcasts aimed to educate patients, health consumers and families on timely health issues and topics.

Hosted by leukemia survivor and patient advocate Andrew Schorr, the bi-monthly Patient Power Webcasts feature in-depth interviews with Northwestern Memorial physicians on wide range of topics, including cancer screening and treatment, organ transplantation and women’s health. 

Recent Webcast discussions include the latest treatment options for heart failure with John O’Connell, MD, director of the Center for Heart Failure at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and the latest in cancer news with William Gradishar, MD, medical oncologist on staff at Northwestern Memorial and director of breast oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

HealthNet is the most recent addition to Northwestern Memorial’s valuable portfolio of interactive educational resources aimed at increasing overall patient well-being. These resources include the bi-annual Mini-Med School Lecture Series which is taught by Northwestern Memorial medical experts once a week for four weeks and provides attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest medical topics and treatments. In addition, Northwestern Memorial has created nationally recognized, state-of-the-art Health Learning Centers, including the Alberto-Culver Women’s Health Center, which offer in-person access to educational and support materials for patients and their families.

To view a complete list of upcoming live Webcasts or to listen to archived topics, please visit www.healthnet.nmh.org.

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011