CNN Senior Medical Correspondent & Author, The Empowered Patient
As senior medical correspondent for CNN's Health, Medical, and Wellness Unit, Elizabeth Cohen has reported breaking medical news ranging from the BP oil disaster and the Haiti Earthquake to Hurricane Katrina and the H1N1 influenza outbreak. Her signature digital column, “The Empowered Patient,” keeps consumers informed on how to ensure the best medical care for themselves and their families and was followed by a book, The Empowered Patient: How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time, published in August 2010. Read More >
When Elizabeth Cohen started at CNN in the early 1990s, she was an off-air producer for the food and nutrition unit. A quarter century later, she's the network's senior medical correspondent reporting from disasters in Haiti and Liberia, anchoring documentaries and investigating corporations and government agencies. How did she triumph in a male dominated profession? Elizabeth shares her personal journey and those of the powerful women who inspired her along the way. Hear success stories of women globally who have faced much larger obstacles than most have, as they made their way in the professional world. Her key lessons in leadership for women in today's business environment will help audiences discover their true potential.
Our complex new healthcare system presents challenges for companies, insurers, physicians, and patients. CNN senior medical correspondent and speaker Elizabeth Cohen explains the effects of the new law and how each sector will be impacted. Cohen, an expert on healthcare reform who's covered The Affordable Care Act from the legislative debate in 2009 to current implementation, has conducted hundreds of investigative interviews and can synthesize and distill the act's thousands of pages into pragmatic steps you need to take as reform is put in place.
What do patients want? This question becomes more important than ever under Obamacare, which financially rewards doctors and hospitals for making patients happy. Based on hundreds of interviews with Washington insiders, advocates, and patients, speaker Elizabeth Cohen, author of The Empowered Patient, shows how pleasing patients can powerfully affect your bottom line. A 20-year veteran of CNN, Cohen hones in on the patient's perception of care, highlighting which areas of quality and safety matter most.
CNN senior medical correspondent and speaker Elizabeth Cohen is passionate about helping doctors and patients navigate our imperfect medical system. Today, doctors are more rushed than ever and nurses often have too many patients in their care, making medical errors more prevalent. Cohen, author of The Empowered Patient and host of the show 25 Shocking Medical Mistakes, explains how patients can take control of their healthcare and become advocates for themselves and their families. Using her own personal stories as examples, Cohen points out the basic skills needed for achieving the best medical care.
If you're finding it more challenging than ever to juggle life's demands, you're not alone. Many people have asked CNN senior medical correspondent and speaker Elizabeth Cohen, the mother of four young girls, how she does it all. With charm and humor, Cohen helps parents figure out this ultimate balancing act. It's easy to get lost in the chaos of today's fast-paced world—Cohen will help you sort it out and become a happy mom and successful professional.