Pat Elliott is an e-patient advocate, health journalist and two-time cancer survivor.
An award-winning writer and former healthcare executive, Pat has an insider’s knowledge of how health products and services are sold to consumers, and what patients need to know to sort the hype from the helpful. Her work has been published by major media outlets and shared with patient support groups worldwide. She supports several cancer organizations including the National CML Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Face in the Mirror Foundation and the international CML Advocates Network.
Pat enjoys being a translator – turning complex jargon and concepts into everyday language that enables people to better understand their own health needs; stay on top of new developments; communicate clearly with medical practitioners and become informed, active participants in managing their own health and/or supporting others.
As a two-time cancer survivor she knows first-hand the life-and-death difference it makes when patients have the expert knowledge they need to take charge of their healthcare.