The Patient Better Project Inc

Health Manage Your Way to Better Care!

Sealy, TX   |  https://patientbetter.com/

Mission

The Patient Better Project’s mission is to bring health education to the commonly overlooked populations of people who deliver at-home care, for themselves or another, to learn how to become an efficient and effective health advocate.

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 health system, entity, or electronic health record. 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 1301

Sealy, TX 77474 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?

Patient Better's Health Management Program

Offering a unique educational program to help patient's, family-members and other caregivers learn today's necessary health management skills to govern and organize care more easily and independently to advance their communication and health literacy skills.

Primary Education Principles

Enhance Participation in Treatment: Have fewer complications, reduce emergency room visits, prepare for information-driven medical appointments, and reduce unforeseen costs.

Maximize Medical Utilization: Prepare for medical appointments, reduce unnecessary phone calls and office visits, and effectively take advantage of offered services, treatments, and resources.

Improve Risk Management: Have a realistic calculation of services needed for proper treatment and recovery to make more informed healthcare decisions.

Effectively Manage Care Records: Become an efficient liaison in the transfer of information from one doctor’s office to the next.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Social and economic status

This program is designed to educate health professionals on Patient Better's independent health management program and how to structure the in-person and virtual medical appointments that upgrades the traditional patient-centered care model into the relationship-centered care structure.

With meticulous care, the Patient Better team considered the most appropriate health-management instrument that would engage patients while promote a reliable resource into mainstream healthcare. Research shows that the relationship-centered care (RCC) model is the new standard for practices to deliver health information that includes the patient’s informal caregiving team. It serves as the framework for conceptualizing health care which recognizes that the nature and quality of the extended patient’s relationships, though education, will also influence the patient’s Outcomes.

Population(s) Served
Health

Where we work

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

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.

Financials

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The Patient Better Project Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

JENNIFER WOODRUFF

THE PATIENT BETTER PROJECT INC

Jerod Woodruff

THE PATIENT BETTER PROJECT INC

Martha Van Dam

THE PATIENT BETTER PROJECT INC

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 09/05/2021

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