ABOUT THE 3RD CONVERSATION
We’re reinventing the patient-clinician relationship — from the inside out.
Providers and patients want the same thing. . . . It’s insightful to hear from patients personally.
The idea for the 3rd Conversation came out of our experiences as clinicians, patients, family caregivers, and advocates witnessing the health care system failing the people who are supposed to be at its core: patients and clinicians.
We saw potential in bringing health professionals and patients together – outside the exam room – to connect and explore common human experiences in service of a better system that meets both our needs.
In 2018, we tested this idea through four pilots in Maryland, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, and we are continuing to refine and grow the model in 2019. Click here to connect with us if you are interested in being considered as a 3rd Conversation site.
The 3rd Conversation is made possible through generous support from the Morris-Singer Foundation and is coordinated by X4 Health, a purpose-driven organization dedicated to accelerating better health, better care, lower costs and better experiences for patients, families, and health professionals.
A great group of individuals serves as the core leadership for the 3rd Conversation.