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photo of BBK's Clinical Notifier website as seen on computer screensOctober 30, 2018: BBK issues a press release announcing the selection of my blog posts as their featured contributor for their new Clinical Notifier website. Read the press release here.

 

 

screen shot from NextAvenue.org of article on the importance of having, or being, a patient advocateSeptember 2018: Roberta’s story of caring for her son Zach and the creation of Zaggo is included in an article in Next Avenue, The Importance of Having, or Being, a Patient Advocate. The writer Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell shares her experience of caring for her aging mother, including managing her mother’s medication issues and emphasizes the importance of having, or being, an advocate. Next Avenue is public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming older population.

 

screenshot from TheCaregiverSpace.org of Roberta Carson's article on hospital safety hazardsAugust 2018: Roberta’s article “5 Hospital Safety Hazards You Need to Know About” is posted on TheCaregiverSpace website. Roberta shares information you need to know to reduce your risk of safety hazards while in the hospital.

 

photo of the ZaggoCare System as it appears on BBK's Clinical Notifier websiteJuly 2018: I am thrilled to share that BBK, a global leader in clinical trial patient recruitment, has selected my blog posts as their resource for their new ClinicalNotifier website — a new site dedicated to supporting patients as they navigate the clinical trial process. Like Zaggo, BBK’s commitment to patient-centric care is one of its founding principles. I am honored to be partnering with BBK and I’m thrilled to be supporting them, and their patient community, in this way.

 

screenshot on TheCaregiverSpace.org of Roberta Carson's article on Common Healthcare Mistakes Caregivers Make July 2018: Roberta’s article “Five Common Healthcare Mistakes Caregivers Make and How to Avoid Them” is posted on TheCaregiverSpace website. Roberta shares information on common mistakes made by caregivers and provides easy to follow tips to avoid making these mistakes that can impact patient health.

 

screenshot from the Costco Connection magazine of Roberta Carson's article on Antibiotics: Zaggo newsMarch 2018: Costco Connection Magazine publishes Roberta’s article “Antibiotic? Helpful drugs must be used cautiously”. Here Roberta shares information about the good and bad aspects of antibiotics and what you can do to protect yourself and our world from dangerous antibiotic resistant superbugs.

 

 

screenshot from the Costco Connection magazine of Roberta Carson's article on 5 ways to be better caregiver: Zaggo news

December 2017: Costco Connection Magazine publishes Roberta’s article “Caring most, caring best: Five ways to be a better caregiver”.  Here Roberta shares her top tips for caregivers in Costco Magazine, a publication sent to 12 million households.

 

 

screenshot from EngagingPatients.org of Roberta Carson's article on Health Literacy: zaggo newsNovember 2, 2017: EngagingPatients.org posts Roberta’s article “Understanding the Power of Health Literacy”. In this article, Roberta discusses the importance of health literacy and what can be done to improve patient understanding.

 

Zaggo Founder Roberta Carson wins WEGO Health Award for Best Kept Secret

WEGO award badge for Roberta Carson for Best Kept Secret: Zaggo newsOctober 2017: Roberta is proud to share that her work helping patients and family caregivers has been recognized with a 2017 WEGO Health Impact Award for Patient Leader: Best Kept Secret. These awards celebrate those who tirelessly support the mission of WEGO Health: to empower the patient voice. Out of over 2,500 entrants from around the world, Roberta was one of 16 winners.  Click here to learn more.

 

screenshot of brookline TAB article on Roberta Carson's caregiving story and her creation of ZaggoCare: Zaggo newsAugust 25, 2017: Emma Murphy of the Brookline TAB/Wicked Local wrote an article on my story: “Chestnut Hill mom finds new way to help families navigate healthcare system”. The article includes the story of Roberta’s experience taking care of her son Zachary when he battled his terminal brain tumor and how it led her to create the ZaggoCare System to help patients and families.

 

screenshot from BetterAfter50.com of roberta Carson's story of caring for her teenage son with cancer: Zaggo newsRoberta’s guest post “How my Son’s Cancer Put me on the Path of Helping Others” appears on BetterAfter 50.com on June 15, 2017. In this post Roberta discusses how being the caregiver for my son Zach during his battle with a terminal brain tumor compelled me to help others as they navigate their own illness or injury.

 

chart showing that 72% of respondents have left a medical appointment without all of their questions or concerns addressedZaggo surveyed the community-at-large to learn people’s view on the importance of doctor-patient communication, and on the quality of medical appointments. See the survey results in the blog posts with the statistics and with a sampling of the comments.

 

Roberta’s guescreenshot of Roberta Carson's article on staying comfortable and safe in hospital from WorkingDaughter.com: Zaggo newsst post “Five Ways to Keep Your Parent’s Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable” appears on WorkingDaughter.com on April 27, 2017. This posts outlines five hospital safety hazards and recommends steps you can take to reduce your risk.

 

 

screenshot of Roberta Carson's article on her caregiving perspective on BBK websiteBBK Worldwide’s April 27, 2017  post by Juli Greenwood “A Caregiver’s Perspective on Rare Disease Clinical Trials” highlights our experience with Zach’s treatment in clinical trials.

 

cover of Zaggo eBook on reducing your risk of hospital safety hazardsFor a comprehensive discussion of 11 hospital safety hazards and how to reduce your risk, download our new free Guide: “Reduce Your Risk of Hospital Safety Hazards: A Quick Guide for Patients and Families.

 

Robertscreen shot of TheCaregiverSpace.org of Roberta Carson's article on doctors and computersa’s guest post “You, Your Doctor and the Computer. Is Three a Crowd?” appears on TheCaregiverSpace.org on January 6, 2017.  Read how computers and electronic health records impact care today. Most of all, learn how to get the most out of your doctor appointments in this high-tech era.

 

screenshot from BBK.com with Roberta Carson's article on the power of patient engagement articleBBK Worldwide Guest Spotlight: Roberta’s post on the power of patient engagement appears on December 15, 2016.  Roberta discusses common barriers to patient engagement and what steps patients, doctors and pharmaceutical companies can take.

 

screenshot from TheCaregiverSpace.org of Roberta Carson's article on doctor burnout

Roberta’s guest post “Doctor Burn-Out and How It’s Impacting Your Healthcare” appears on TheCaregiverSpace.org on December 14, 2016. Learn why so many doctors feel burned-out, and how this can impact your care. In addition, learn what you can do to maximize your appointments and strengthen your relationship with your doctor.

 

screenshot on TheCaregiverSpace.org of Roberta Carson's article on her caregiving experience and how it led to her creating ZaggoCareRoberta’s guest post “How my Son’s Cancer Put me on the Path of Helping Others Become Better Patients and Caregivers” appears on TheCaregiverSpace.org on December 10, 2016.  Roberta shares her experience taking care of Zach which led her to start Zaggo and create the ZaggoCare System.

 

 

Zaggo Founder Roberta Carson Honored with a 2016 Patients’ View Impact Award
photo of patients' view institute awards honorable mention for Roberta Carson for the impact award: Zaggo news

December 2016: Roberta is proud to announce that her commitment to helping patients and family caregivers has been recognized with a 2016 Patients’ View Impact Honorable Mention. The Patients’ View Impact Award is the only national award to highlight the power patients can have in improving healthcare. PVI, a national non-profit, is dedicated to organizing, supporting and amplifying the patient’s voice to help improve health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national non-profit dedicated to improving the quality and safety of American health care. Out of approximately 40 entries for 2016, Roberta is honored to receive one of three “Honorable Mention” awards.  For more information, please see PVI’s official announcement here.

 

 

screenshot of zaggo press release, Zaggo Helps hundreds of patients and caregivers manage illness or injury

September 14, 2016

Zaggo, Inc. Helps Hundreds of Patients and Caregivers Manage Illness or Injury

Read the Press Release here.

 

 

 

 

screenshot from WorkingDaughter.com of Roberta Carson's article on common caregiving mistakes

Roberta’s guest post, “Five Common Healthcare Mistakes Caregivers Make and How to Avoid Them”, appears on WorkingDaughter.com on August 25, 2016. Whether you are caring for yourself, a parent, or another family member, these tips will make your job as easier.
screenshot from Cure.com of Roberta Carson's article on easier cancer medication management

 

 

Roberta’s guest post, “Five Tips for Easier Cancer Medication Management, appears on CureToday.com, on August 10, 2016. These tips make it easier for patients dealing with any kind of illness to take their medications as prescribed.

 

screenshot from EngagingPatients.org of Roberta Carson's article on patient doctor communications

 

Roberta’s article, “Back to Basics: Could Improved Patient-Provider Communications be the Remedy Healthcare Needs?”, appears on EngagingPatients.org on August 18, 2016.  Roberta discusses the importance of patient-provider communication. In addition, she suggests steps doctors can take to improve communication and encourage patient engagement.

 

 

screenshot from STAT of Roberta Carson's patient safety article

Roberta’s article, “Where’s the Charity Walk for Patient Safety?”, appears on STAT News on April 22, 2016.  Roberta discusses the lack of public attention patient safety receives, despite medical errors being the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S.  The article outlines steps patients and families can take to reduce their risk of medical errors.

 

 

caregiver friendly award 2011, awarded to Zaggo for the ZaggoCare SystemWe are proud to announce that we won a 2011 Caregiver Friendly® Award for being one of the best products of 2011 from Today’s Caregiver Magazine.  We are thrilled to be recognized as a superior product.