Meet Your Advisor – October 2018
Telligen QIN Beneficiary and Family Advisory Council
Telligen Beneficiary and Family Advisory Council member Beverly Rogers has been engaged with the healthcare system and the community for many years. She retired as a director of the American Hospital Association (AHA) after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Her breast cancer journey was a wake-up call to advocate for education, research and women’s health, which led to a staff position at Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization.
Rogers’ husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer disease after 29 years of marriage. Her knowledge and experiences with the healthcare system helped her navigate Medicare for 12 years to ensure he received quality care from myriad healthcare professionals, agencies and staff.
These challenges cemented her commitment to patient-centered healthcare. In addition to her work with Telligen, Rogers champions the needs of caregivers by facilitating a support group through her church. She is very involved with the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which helps patients make informed choices about healthcare options. She is a member of PCORI’s patient engagement advisory panel and serves as an ambassador and a peer and merit reviewer of research studies funded by PCORI, holding an Institutional Review Board (IRB) certification.
“Healthcare providers have many challenges to provide quality care to Medicare recipients and their families as they navigate the system,” Rogers says. “I believe adding my perspective increases the possibilities for patients to be informed in order to communicate more effectively with their provider. I choose to participate with Telligen because they value voices from patients, family caregivers and the aging population.”
If you are interested in joining the Telligen BFAC or would like to know more, we invite you to complete and return an application.