The Patient Better Project Inc

Self-Manage Your Way to Better Care!

Mission

Our mission is to supply people with the right health education to truly become proficient in care.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Patient Better Project is incorporated by Jennifer Woodruff, MHA., a seasoned pharmaceutical and medical device sales representative with nearly 20 years of industrial experience specializing in patient education. She created this organization to supply underserved health communities with a necessary life-tool that will also furnish organizations, foundations, and charities a competitive edge to rebuild relationships and to enhance communication with providers. This organization is not affiliated with any electronic system, entity, payer, company, or hospital. We are an independent nonprofit manpowered by volunteers, employees, and members who are trained to guide and direct health laypeople through Meaningful Learning (ML). The infusion of ML into our health management program is important because it supplies the necessary elements needed for people to adapt and embrace to new and ever-evolving concepts, ideas, and processes and be able to apply it into their lives' quickly.

Ruling year info

2021

President

Jennifer Woodruff, MHA

Treasurer

Jerod S. Woodruff

Main address

PO Box 1301

Sealy, TX 77474-1301 USA

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EIN

86-3459654

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Today, health professionals are looking at their electronic medical record (EMR) system to somehow incorporate Meaningful Learning (ML) (a concept where people take already learned information and apply it to new) into an in-house health management curriculum. ML is a coveted practice because it’s the most reliable and proven method in which people with diverse backgrounds and industrial experience can take previously learned information and apply it to new. However, without capability of thought, it is impossible for technology to combine ML to any health management program. TPBP infused ML into our program and we are an organization made up of humans who are trained to educate other people. Through these two features, we have the potential to be the teaching tool of choice for trainers in patient-education and reach an audience that has the best possible chance to adapt and embrace the additional responsibilities that today's health advocacy demands.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

A Medical Record Management Workshop

Statistics show that 80 million Americans suffer from healthcare illiteracy. This silent epidemic not only directly impacts the individual but also wreaks havoc on our already strained healthcare system. Its ripple effects disrupt family-members, fellow patients, and essentially everyone else involved in care. This program is designed to reach our underserved and hard-to-reach population and teach them how to become more proficient in care.

Workshop attendees learning objectives:

- Become more proficient in medical record management.
- Learn an easier way to access medical records.
- Reduce unforeseen medical costs.
- Reduce emergency room visits.
- Have fewer complications (throughout medical journey).
- Obtain higher-quality (informative) medical appointments.

Contact us if you would like to sponsor a workshop for your clients/patients/employees to learn how to manage their medical record and become the most valued health advocate on their care team.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

This (IME) course is the study of health management education programs (HMEP) and how it plays a significant role in the administrative duties that co-exists with medical treatment. HMEP formulated & standardized administrative management that offsets the administrative workload from the clinician and transferred to the patient.

Benefits for healthcare professionals to take this course:

- Reduces administrative (work) time
- Improves patient safety & experience
- Reduces outside information from being injected into treatment
- Unifies patient administration education
- Frees up treatment room time while manifesting an activity-driven appointment
- Incorporates the patient’s cost-effective resources
- Increases transparency of patient/at-home caregiver compliance

Contact us or visit our first program if you would like to learn more about how patients help professionals structure, organize, and complete administrative tasks that was once deemed as tasks for clinicians only.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Emergency responders

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Add a human element and Meaningful Learning into health management education.

TPBP Inc. markets itself as the only independent health management program that 1) offers human interaction to health management consumers and 2) is infused with Meaningful Learning. Many hospital in-house electronic systems are scrambling to achieve this, however, without the human element, it will is impossible to accomplish and add the key component of Meaningful Learning. To date, we are the only organization that offers a structure for health professionals to follow the American Medical Association’s (AMA) established “patient education in self-management” code sets. TPBP Inc structured itself as an organization comprised of humans able to assist providers to carry out health management education according to the AMA guidelines and through Meaningful Learning.

Detailed Explanation

Meaningful Learning (ML), a widely recognized learning process that embraces diversity of people on all learning levels to apply already learned knowledge and associate it to new. Among educators, it is understood that takes a lot of thought to integrate ML into curriculum. The amount of ML in which one can incorporate into instructions is the element that differentiates the good instructors from the bad. ML is a coveted practice because it’s the most reliable and proven method in which patients, family-members, and caregivers, with diverse backgrounds and industrial experience, can easily grasp and understand.

Today, health professionals are looking at their electronic medical record (EMR) system to somehow incorporate ML into their practice. However, without capability of thought, it is impossible for technology to combine ML to any computer-generated health management program. Meaningful Learning is TPBP’s key components 1) fused into our program and what uniquely identifies the quality of Patient Better from all other electronic health management systems. 2) we are an organization made up of humans trained to educate other people. Through these features, we have the potential to be the teaching tool of choice for trainers in patient education and reach an audience that will adapt and embrace the additional responsibilities of health advocacy.

Our plan is to market ourselves in a way that does not compete, but rather, complements the practice’s EMR system. We add additional value in the electronic office and to the busy educating clinician’s offering. Our marketing plan utilizes social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and online advertising, fundraisers, tradeshows, and more. Through staff and interns we will offer goods and services directly to health professionals. Our plan is to collect volunteers, donors, members, and corporate sponsors to execute this organization’s mission and teach other people how to “Patient Better”.

Our volunteers, donors, members, and corporate sponsors contribute their time and/or financial support to patients, family-members, and other caregivers who need additional guidance following Patient Better’s Primary Education Principles and executing The Patient Better Project’s mission.

Group A: The Participant Group consists of the volunteers who are trained under the leadership of the Patient Better Project’s director(s) and staff who know what work is required. Regular contributors and volunteers may also be assigned positions of authority if they have proved to be reliable and know what work the other contributors and volunteers must complete. The person in charge of contributors or volunteers reports back to the responsible director regarding the status of the work. They organize the teams and make sure the overall goals are reached before reporting back to the director(s) on progress.

(1) Volunteers (Professionals): Healthcare professionals who are formally trained and recognized by the state (medical assistants, nursing assistants, referral coordinators, schedulers, or other support staff involved in patient education) who contribute their time and insightful relative information aligned to the Patient Better Project’s mission. In turn, for their professional contribution and completion of training, the Patient Better Project will recognize these individuals as health management educators.

(2) Volunteers (Individuals): Enlistees of the Patient Better Project Inc. that have no formal training (other than the training that the Patient Better Project provides) to organize care records.

Group B: The Philanthropy Group consists of private people or representatives acting on behalf of an entity recognized by the Patient Better Project who give money or gifts to support the mission.

(1) Members: All persons enrolled in the Patient Better program are considered members of the Patient Better Project. All members will have contribution opportunities to become engaged in caregiving communities and collaborate in fundraising. This includes, but is not limited to, research programs and partnering with other nonprofits, organizations, and affiliates who are able to help extend the Patient Better Project’s mission.

(2) Donors: Donation proceeds made by private citizens or on behalf of public organizations will go to furthering the Patient Better Project’s mission, goals, and fundraising efforts. Donors may donate monthly, make a general one-time contribution, or direct a single contribution to any of the Patient Better Project’s fundraising efforts. No donors shall have advisory power.

(3) Corporate Sponsors/Partners: Companies that contribute to our corporate sponsorship program have employees who know how to manage their health. This works best for companies that have employees who travel, are caregivers themselves.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    1. Health consumers 2. Healthcare professionals

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Created a virtual option for each program.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Patient Better Project Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

JENNIFER WOODRUFF

THE PATIENT BETTER PROJECT INC

Jerod Woodruff

PATIENT BETTER LLC

Martha Van Dam MS, LMHC, NCC.

Living Beyond Betrayal Counseling Services

Michelle Fernandez MD

AMF LLC

Mehlika Toy, PhD

University of Stanford School of Medicine

Todd Thompson

DrFirst

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/6/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data