WATCH

Profile_132687_10102067286388323_350634473_o

Regina Holliday

Artist and Speaker in Grantsville United States

Regina Holliday is an activist, artist, speaker and author. You might see her at a health conference painting the content she hears from the patient view. She is part the movement known as participatory medicine. She and others in this movement believe that the patient is a partner with their provider and both should work together as a team. She utilizes the tools of technology and social media to better understand the patient condition and the landscape of medicine.

Regina is a mother and a widow; she speaks about the benefits of HIT and timely data access for patients due to her family loss. In 2009, she painted a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. This advocacy mission was inspired by her late husband Frederick Allen Holliday II and his struggle to get appropriate care during 11 weeks of continuous hospitalization at 5 facilities. Her paintings became part of the national debate on health care reform and helped guide public policy.

She also began an advocacy movement called “The Walking Gallery.” The Gallery consists of medical providers and advocates who wear patient story paintings on the backs of business suits. Paint and patients, pills and policy all come together within The Walking Gallery of Healthcare. This "walking wall" of 300+ individuals who wear personal patient narrative paintings on their backs is changing minds and opening hearts. They are attending medical conferences where often there isn’t a patient speaker on the dais or in the audience. They are providing a patient voice, and by doing so, are changing the conversation.

Thumb_slide11

Healthcare's Writing is on the Wall

BY REGINA HOLLIDAY
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Regina Holliday, a healthcare activist, uses art as a way to spread awareness and encourage reform. Regina shares her own personal story and how it has influenced the work she does today. 

Thumb_10904098_396782443836434_3293156117795435702_o

PAST VOL 1

Accident @ MoonShadow Cafe
Jan 29, 2015