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#DocTom10, post 3: The preface and the paradigm

Third in our #DocTom10 series, which started here.  Yesterday I asked that you download Ferguson’s white paper, the manifesto he was working on when he died unexpectedly, ten years ago tomorrow. Today we’ll look at the preface. The lost section: questioning the paradigm When I first read the White Paper in January 2008, this section was […]

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#DocTom10, post 2: Please download the White Paper / Libro Blanco

Yesterday, in Honoring the memory of “Doc Tom” Ferguson, ten years after his death, we started a series of posts to mark his untimely demise and look back on his work. As we noted, at his death he was working on a project funded by Robert Wood Johnson’s Pioneer Portfolio to document the reality of, and […]

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Honoring the memory of “Doc Tom” Ferguson, ten years after his death

“Doc Tom” Ferguson, the source of our Society for Participatory Medicine, died unexpectedly ten years ago this week, April 14, 2006. In the coming days we’ll run a series of posts remembering his work and vision. Especially, we’re going to walk through the seminal document about this movement, the now-famous “e‑Patient White Paper,” a free download […]

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Participatory Medicine Grand Rounds

This is e-Patients.net’s first opportunity to host Grand Rounds, which is a collection of some of the medical blogosphere’s best writing over the last week. We asked bloggers to look at our sister website, the peer-reviewed Journal of Participatory Medicine, and create posts inspired by or extending the articles there. We did this not to […]

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Participatory Medicine around the world: the Seven Preliminary Conclusions reach India

A Google alert popped up today, saying that a participatory physician in India had cited this blog. Don’t we love it when social media let empowering information spread! It’s exactly what our founder “Doc Tom” predicted with his now-famous 1995 triangle slides: the internet gives us access to information and to each other, which puts […]

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The e-patient white paper: Seven Preliminary Conclusions

One year ago today I finished reading e-Patients: How they can help us heal healthcare, the e-patient white paper. It turned my head around because although I’d experienced excellent care in almost all ways, it showed that I as a patient have far more to contribute than I ever would have imagined. The people who […]

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