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Health Literacy: Is there an app for that?

Another great Twitter chat lined up for this week from #hcsmca

Colleen Young

This week May 28, 2014 at 9 pm ET, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Manager of Policy and Government Relations, Kate Rexe (@CPA_Kate) will moderate the #hcsmca discussion. Kate Rexe is an engaged advocate of public health care and has been working in health policy and promoting knowledge exchange for the last 12 years.

By Kate Rexe (@CPA_Kate

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Choosing Wisely

I was excited when the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign launched in April 2014. Modeled after the American Choosing Wisely initiative by the ABIM in 2012, this campaign educates physicians and patients about unnecessary tests and encourages patients to make informed choices. I believe this is a critical step towards improved health literacy because it gives patients and providers the evidence necessary to start conversations about tests and treatments. Why is this important? Because we’ve always been taught to trust the recommendations made by our doctors…

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