Geri Lynn Baumblatt
Executive Director of Patient Engagement, Emmi Solutions

About Me

Geri Lynn Baumblatt, M.A., is the Editorial Director at Emmi Solutions. Geri has worked in education since 1993 as an instructor at the University of Denver and the Rocky Mountain Talent Search. She quickly began working in online health content and interactive medical education at companies like DigitalMed.

For the past 12 years Geri has been working with a team of writers, medical animators, decision scientists, behavior change experts, patients, and clinicians to create a large library of multimedia patient engagement, shared decision making, and behavior change programs that connect with patients, reduce anxiety, and help patients and families understand and engage in their care. Emmi programs have won a number awards such as Freddie Awards, the IHA Health Literacy Award, the Frank Netter Award, ClearMark Plain Language Awards, and the 4th Annual Leonard G. Doak Health Literacy Innovator Award.

Geri is on the board of the Journal of Patient Experience, a contributor to the Association for Patient Experience, and hosts an annual Health Literacy Month blog series on Engaging the Patient. She regularly participates in health literacy and shared decision making conferences and panels for organizations like AHRQ, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement, the Society for Medical Decision Making, Health Literacy Missouri, the Health Sector Advisory Council and the Collaborative on Healthcare for Aging Populations and Advanced Illness at the Duke Fuqua School of Business, and the Center for Plain Language.

At Medicine X 2015

Sunday, September 27 11:10 am (LK 101)
Creating a participatory healthcare future: Designing emotionally-intelligent multimedia decision aids
Medical decisions are stressful. When people receive a diagnosis of a serious illness such as cancer, people usually feel overwhelmed; many experience things like cancer-related anxiety or in some cases,... Read more
Sunday, September 18 2:15 pm (LK 101)
Integrative medicine in the US: a panel discussion regarding the current role of integrative medicine in treating chronic conditions
The current role of integrative medicine in treating chronic conditions will be discussed among a panel of 5 individuals with varied medical and patient backgrounds. The panel will consist of primary author... Read more
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