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Crohnology blog: “Doctor Thyself: How Patients Self-Care”

The site Crohnology, well known patient community for patients with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), recently started focusing their blog on explaining IBD- focused research to patients. Their most recent blog post describes a study that studied what patients with IBD do for self-care. This is a topic dear to our hearts and we are doubly thrilled […]

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Healthcare Econ 101 from SPM’s Nick Dawson

Our fearless leader, Nick Dawson, has a terrific piece up on about the issues around building a children’s hospital in Richmond, Virginia. An excerpt: 100% of healthcare costs are passed onto the public. Most costs seem to be borne by insurance companies. But, it’s important to remember that the pot of money used by […]

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“Inside Medicine at Weill Cornell: Meeting in the Middle”

Weill Cornell produced a series of mini-documentary style videos showcasing mentoring at their institution. This final video specifically focuses on how patients mentor their students. Go Weill Cornell! Let’s hope we will find out more about their LEAP (Longitudinal Educational Experience Advancing Patient Partnerships) program!

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Health Affairs – Narrative Matters: Suzanne Mintz’s article about caring for caregivers

Our member Suzanne Mintz, a Family Caregiver Advocate, shares the link to her Narrative Matters article/podcast in the current issue of Health Affairs: The Double Helix: When The System Fails The Intertwined Needs Of Caregiver And Patient The policy recommendations for improving care for families living with multiple chronic conditions include: Document primary family […]

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From BMJ: The BMJ’s own patient journey – Seeks to promote patient partnership by walking the talk

An interesting editorial in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) describes BMJ’s path to including patients in reviewing the articles and research published in the Journal. I hope this initiative will be successful and copied by the healthcare world. Our new strategy aligns with our “too much medicine” and “open data” campaigns and our support […]

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Wall Street Journal article on getting patients involved in their healthcare

An article published yesterday in Wall Street Journal The Health-Care Industry Is Pushing Patients to Help Themselves – Providers are Using Tech Tools and Personalized Approaches to Get Patients More Engaged The Institute of Medicine, which cited patient engagement as key to an effective health-care system in a 2012 report, urged doctors to use technology […]

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JAMA: Reducing the Trauma of Hospitalization

Thanks to member Marilyn Mann for sharing this free article in JAMA with a suggestion on how to better personalize the patient’s hospital stay – really sensible suggestions. One reads them and wonders why they are not in place already. An excerpt: Stress is also toxic and can emanate from uncertainty, unforeseen events, and anxiety. […]

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Times science reporter asks: “Ever hit a paywall?”

Thanks to Twitter friend @CourageSings for this tip. I retweeted it, but I know a lot of readers of this blog will answer “yes” and might not see the tweet: Ever hit a paywall trying to access a scientific paper? For a story, would love examples from non-scientists. Plz email me — Amy Harmon […]

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New ACP center will foster physician-patient collaboration : Internal Medicine News

4 minutes video in which Dr. Steven Weinberger describes why it is important to include patients in creating guidelines and decision-making processes. New ACP center will foster physician-patient collaboration : Internal Medicine News. (requires registration. I just used my email in the Lookup field, but you might need additional registering – free)  

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From BMJ: The interdependent roles of patients, families and professionals in cystic fibrosis

Our Member Beth Nash MD recommends this article: This is an incredible article in BMJ Quality & Safety about how patients, families and professionals can (and need to) work together to improve care (in this case, the care of cystic fibrosis patients). Here’s a link to the PDF of the article: Here’s a link […]

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