Wikipedia says “Participatory medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and … providers encourage and value them as full partners.”
That movement gets a big boost in credibility today: the Chief Residents at the Mayo Clinic have invited SPM co-chair “e-Patient Dave” to be their Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine next March. The announcement is being made today, during the patient panel at Mayo’s sixth annual social media summit. Here’s their post.
Their press release:
“A union of forces between providers and patients”:
Mayo chiefs name a patient as 2015 Visiting Professor