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When Dreams Come True – Occupational Therapy Assistant Alumni Story of Successes

Abi Swidergal found her dream job combining love for horses with her degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA). Abi Sidereal was all about horses when she was a kid. “I grew up riding and taking lessons and then eventually … Continue reading

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Caregivers as Cooks or Caterers?

In Pew Research survey results, 39% of us (US adults) are caregivers. Yet, as I participated in MedX, I didn’t encounter too many of us. There was one great ePatient Scholar, Erin Keeley Moore (Blog) advocating for her son. It’s … Continue reading

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A is for Alexis

Repost of Boston Children’s Hospital Thriving Blog Article (now misplaced in the internet) – from 2012 In college I had three majors, and eventually went on to earn a PhD and MBA. But my biggest life lessons came from my … Continue reading

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Data Independence Day – July 4, 2015

9 years ago, I spent some time over the summer asking for medical records. I wasn’t asking for my own, I was asking for my daughter’s medical record. You see, she had ‘graduated’ from the NICU but had spent time … Continue reading

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Happy Edison Awards!

I had the honor of representing Philips this week at the Edison Awards. The awards were handed out during the Annual Gala in San Francisco. In the category of Learning Support & Behavior Change, LightAide was awarded the Silver (second … Continue reading

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Sharing what we’re learning…

In September 2013, I helped launch an innovative lighting product. Who knew? It’s a quiet launch focused on a niche market – kids with visual impairments. It’s called LightAide, manufactured by Philips and sold to the market by Perkins. We … Continue reading

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LightAide Locations

Happy Holidays! I wanted to give an update on LightAide, my ‘day-job’ at Philips. It’s rare that a person finds their way into a ‘passion’ role at the office – a role that uses my education, my experience as a … Continue reading

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CBS Eye on Education & LightAide Giveaway!

At the end of November, LightAide and Perkins were featured on the CBS Boston Eye on Education segment with Paula Ebben (@PaulaEbbenWBZ). Check out the wonderful video! Thanks Marguerite Bilms and Perkins team for working so hard on testing and … Continue reading

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Improving Healthcare from Patient and Family Perspective

As I boarded the plane as a first time attendee for the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, I was honored to have been selected as an attendee. I look forward to a continued relationship with the Partnership … Continue reading

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Te Toca A Ti – It’s Your Turn

People say it differently around the world: It’s Karma, Life’s a *itch, Murphy’s Law — but I’ll just sum it up in “Te Toca a Ti”TeTocaaTi It’s your turn. The issue is with health issues, you’re never planning for WHEN … Continue reading

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