The Patient Better Project is a novel organization with a groundbreaking purpose.

The Patient Better Project came into light to help offset the growing number of people who need healthcare knowledge.  We are passionate to assist people to learn how to better manage their care more independently. This platform was created so that patients, families, and caregivers have a reliable place to go to learn how to effectively participate in care. 


You can consider our team of professionals and volunteers as your helpers to train everyday people to become expert health advocates.

The Patient Better Project Educates with Intent

All of our students, aka. health advocates, are taught though a standard curriculum of self-management with the same key objectives as those in the healthcare industry. Studies prove that learning these techniques of self-managing, will ensure that everyday people have the best possible chance to become efficient and effective health advocates.

Enhances Participation in Treatment

Have fewer complications, lessen emergency room visits, prepare for an information-driven medical appointment, while reducing unforeseen costs.

Maximizes Medical Utilization

Prepare for medical appointments, reduce unnecessary phone calls and office visits, and effectively take advantage of offered services, treatments, and resources.

Improves Risk Management 
​Skills

Have a realistic calculation of services needed for proper treatment and recovery that will dramatically help to make more informed decisions.

Effectively Manages Care Records

Become an efficient liaison in the transfer of information, in-person or virtually from your home to the clinic and from one physician’s office to the next. 

The Purpose of The Patient Better Project

The Purpose of The Patient Better Project

The purpose of The Patient Better Project Inc. is to promote healthcare education for self-management to people who has been previously coined as “hard to reach” and/or underserved. The Patient Better Project Inc. formulated a process that will provide everyday people and family-member caregivers a self-management program to improve healthcare laypersons’ communication and health literacy skills. The Patient Better Project Inc. strives to be a trusted resource utilized as the self-managing choice to help people do their part to improve the quality of cost-effective medical office visits and treatment as well as prepare people to make more informed choices and decisions about their care through our standardized documentation system. The Patient Better Project Inc. was created as a remote offering to reach and promote health education to a previously identified underserved population of people with chronic conditions or those who deliver care to another that go compensated and without formal training in need of a standardized self-management tool.

The Patient Better Project Commitment

The Patient Better Project Commitment

Primary Education Principles:


Enhance Participation in Treatment - Have fewer complications, lessen emergency room visits, prepare for an information-driven medical appointment, and reduce unforeseen costs.

Maximize Medical Utilization - Prepare for medical appointments, reduce unnecessary phone calls and office visits, and effectively take advantage of offered services, treatments, and resources.

Improve Risk Management - Have a realistic calculation of services needed for proper treatment and recovery to make more informed healthcare choices and decisions.

Effectively Manage Care Records - Become an efficient liaison in the transfer of information from one doctor's office to the next.

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About

The Patient Better Project Inc. is organized in a way to promote healthcare education for self-management to a population that has been previously coined as the “hard to reach” and/or underserved. The Patient Better Project Inc. formulated a process that will provide everyday people and family-member caregivers a self-management program to improve healthcare laypersons’ communication and health literacy skills. The Patient Better Project Inc. strives to be a trusted resource utilized as the self-managing choice to help people do their part to improve the quality of cost-effective medical office visits and treatment as well as prepare people to make more informed choices and decisions about their care through our standardized documentation system.

Why Learn to Manage 
Care from Patient Better?

We injected
Meaningful Learning into our program. 

We transform the traditional relationship into a partnership.

We supply ongoing 
tips & tools through social media.

 We created adaptable concepts useful in everyday life.

FAQ'S

What is the Patient Better program?

A trusted resource in patient education for a self-management program within the healthcare industry. Offered as an affordable investment in healthcare knowledge that will bridge the communication gap between primary providers, healthcare professionals, insurers, patients, and their caregivers.

How does this project fit in to our community?

Patient Better is the underserved patient’s and their (family member) caregiver’s tool to achieve equal quality care regardless of their circumstance, demographic, or health condition. 

Why is Meaningful Learning important?

First, conceptualizing the act behind the concept of Meaningful Learning

Meaningful Learning is an instructional strategy and educational philosophy, that students must achieve a level of mastery in prerequisite knowledge before moving forward to learn subsequent information. In meaningful learning, there is a shift in responsibilities, so that student's failure is more due to the instruction and not necessarily lack of ability on his or her part. 


In lay terms, people are given the education to become health advocates. A trusted resource utilized as the self-managing choice to help people do their part to improve the quality of cost-effective medical office visits and treatment as well as prepare people to make better choices and decisions through our standardized documentation system.


Second, let's define Meaningful Learning

Meaningful Learning refers to the concept that previously learned knowledge that was fully understood by the individual and that the individual knows how that specific information relates to other stored information and isapplied tothe newlylearned material.


Lastly, the explanation of why Meaningful Learning in a management program is important

Meaningful Learning is an important element to self-management because our “students” come from such diverse backgrounds, we begin our training at the grassroots of the healthcare industry and focus on developing the administration skills required for everyday people to learn how to properly self-manage care. In turn, become efficient and effective health advocates in various health teams.

Why is it important to update the traditional provider -patient relationship into the EPIC partnership?

How to properly participate in telemedicine appointments is fairly easy with the right education to self-manage care. 

How can I purchase a Patient Better program for myself?

The Patient Better program is the supplier of choice by patients, family-member caregivers and health professionals as the self-management program to improve communication and health literacy skills, as well as record and organize a health story that is uniquely from the patient’s perspective. We strive to be a trusted resource utilized as the self-managing choice to help people do their part to improve the quality of cost-effective medical office visits and treatment as well as prepare people to make better choices and decisions through our standardized documentation system..

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Our Team

Our team is comprised of extraordinary individuals who are passionate in bringing their talent to do what they can to bring a standard form of health education into the overlooked community of caregivers. 

Jennifer Woodruff, MHA

President

Founder and creator of the Patient Better system. Holds a Master of Healthcare Administration and passionate to educate the world of how to self-manage care.

Martha Van Dam, MS, LMHC, NCC

Secretary

Helping people to cognitively heal is her passion. She is a driven motivator to bring purpose and meaning that will greatly enhance the lives those who need to manage care.

Jerod Woodruff

Treasurer

Jerod's passion is to ensure that The Patient Better Project is operated ethically and properly. He brings his articulate nature and attention to detail to the table that is aligned with following our mission with numbers.