From Tragedy Comes a Movement for Participatory Medicine




Regina Holliday is an unstoppable force for good. An activist, artist, speaker an author, she has become an advocate for patients and their stories, as well as a local tour de force in her community. Some people have even called her the Rosa Parks of Health Care. You might see her at a health conference, like we were able to at HIMSS, painting what she hears from the patient view. She is part the movement known as participatory medicine. She and others in this movement believe that the patient is a partner with their provider and both should work together as a team.

She also began an advocacy movement called “The Walking Gallery,” which consists of medical providers and advocates who wear their patient story paintings on the backs of business suits. Paint and patients, pills and policy all come together within The Walking Gallery of Healthcare. This "walking wall" of 330+ individuals who wear personal patient narrative paintings on their backs is changing minds and opening hearts. They are attending medical conferences where often there is not a patient speaker on the dais or in the audience. They are providing a patient voice, and by doing so, are changing the conversation.

We were so excited to sit down and chat with Regina at HIMSS this year, and catch the whole podcast after the break!








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