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Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Clinic
May 13-15, 2019

Laurie Strongin

Hope for Henry Foundation

Laurie Strongin is founder and CEO of the Washington, DC-based Hope for Henry Foundation which is reinventing the pediatric patient experience in hospitals around the country. Laurie's work with Hope for Henry and the memoir she published, "Saving Henry," have placed her at the forefront of supporting the rights of patients and their families and the responsible use of new medical technologies. 

May 14, 2019
10:45am - 11:25am
Room 23

Despite advances in medical science, a crisis exists in pediatric hospital care. Even in the most sophisticated medical centers, children with serious, chronic illnesses endure environments that hinder healing and leave lasting scars on their psyches. Hospitals also fail to sufficiently address the depth of the emotional needs of parents and siblings who suffer along with young patients.

In this session, speakers will share Hope for Henry's groundbreaking patient incentive program, which rewards kids for doing the difficult things they need to do to get better and increases adherence to medical plans.

Key takeaways:

  • Participants will better understand the connection between kids ability to heal and their need for services that tend to their psychosocial and emotional well-being while incentivizing them to get better.
  • Behavioral economics can be used in pediatric settings to help kids invest in their recovery process with the associated benefit of increasing adherence to medical plans.
  • Programs like Hope for Henry that reduce the emotional scarring of diagnosis and treatment help improve short-term outcomes and reduce negative, long-term effects. 

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