Pat Elliott is an e-patient advocate, journalist and cancer survivor.
An award-winning, nationally recognized writer, Pat covers the patient side of healthcare issues. A former medical reporter and healthcare executive, Pat has worked for and with many top healthcare organizations. An active blogger and health advocate, Pat’s work has been published by The New York Times, Modern Healthcare, Forbes, Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, CBS News, ABC News and other media. She provides volunteer support for organizations including the Patient Empowerment Network, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National CML Society 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.
Pat is a cancer survivor who lives every day with the impact of having Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML), a rare cancer affecting the blood and bone marrow. CML can’t be cured, but this previously fatal disease can now be treated via highly targeted drug therapy that is leading the way for other forms of personalized cancer treatment. Pat's journey of learning to live well with cancer has been strongly enhanced by having both a physical and virtual support network of friends, family, clinicians and many others from around the globe.
Pat says: When I learned about EmpowHER.com I was immediately impressed by the integrity of the clinical information; the company’s values and mission; and, above all, the power of shared community. I KNOW women can change their healthcare experiences through support and advocacy - EmpowHER provides a great way to do this.