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White Paper Introduction: “Tech is changing how we think about ourselves” #DocTom10

Next in our #DocTom10 series, which started here. If you haven’t read about Tom’s preface, and the Foreword by Pew Research, we urge you to. Remember, this was all written a decade ago. Today, Tom’s introduction. Please discuss!   The key question we must ask is not what technology will be like in the future, but rather, what we […]

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#DocTom10: Foreword by Pew Research – astounding statistics from Y2K

Next in our #DocTom10 series, which started here. Today we resume our review of the chapters of Tom’s White Paper. This Foreword stands on its own, with no comment needed, so we’ll just paste it in verbatim. Note: these numbers are from 2000, when the Web was just six years old! E-patients have been e–patients a lot longer than […]

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Susannah Fox: Tom’s legacy #DocTom10

Next in our #DocTom10 series, which started here.  This is a blessing – the first post here in two years by Susannah Fox. More about this at the end of the post – for now, let’s get to the good stuff. She originally posted this as a comment on Friday’s post by John Grohol. Thank you, […]

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Warmly Remembering Tom Ferguson & His Legacy #DocTom10

Next in our #DocTom10 series, which started here.  I first met Tom Ferguson in 1994 online (where else?) when he reached out via email to chat about online support groups. I was still in graduate school at the time, and he had come across my indexes of Internet support groups for health and mental health concerns. […]

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Remembering Tom’s death 10 years ago today: #DocTom10, post 4

Next in our #DocTom10 series, which started here.  Ten years ago today, Tom Ferguson died unexpectedly. He was in the hospital at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), being treated for multiple myeloma. Tom’s work back then was captured on his website, doctom.com, which has been preserved and is still live today. Here’s a […]

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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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