The Patient Activation Network Podcast is live at the 2017 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care. Our next guest is Alan Manning, Executive VP of Planetree. Alan shares his heart-wrenching patient experience with his daughter, Katie, and how he lost her to a congenital heart defect at only six months old. Alan discusses how this patient experience propelled him to make a difference in healthcare and how he is making that difference at Planetree. All this and more on the Patient Activation Network Podcast.
About Alan Manning
Alan Manning is the Executive Vice President at Planetree, Inc. Manning oversees many aspects of the day-to-day operations of the organization while also collaborating with sites in several countries. Beyond his work with Planetree, Alan co-founded Kisses from Katie, Inc. with his wife, Vickie, with the single goal of “taking the edge off” for critically ill children, their families, and the people dedicated to caring for them. He also recently accepted the role as the Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety.
Planetree, Inc. is a mission based not-for-profit organization that partners with healthcare organizations around the world and across the care continuum to transform how care is delivered. Powered by over 50,000 focus groups with patients, families, and staff, and over 35 years of experience working with healthcare organizations, Planetree is uniquely positioned to represent the patient voice and advance how professional caregivers engage with patients and families. Guided by a foundation in 10 components of patient centered care, Planetree informs policy at a national level, aligns strategies at a system level, guides implementation of care delivery practices at an organizational level, and facilitates compassionate human interactions at a deeply personal level. Plantree’s philosophical conviction that patient centered care is the “right thing to do” is supported by a structured process that enables sustainable change.