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Susannah Fox is leaving Pew Research

I know many of our readers already saw this, but, from her personal blog: In one way, I’m sad to see that her work at Pew is over. In her 14 years there, time after time her work made clear what was actually happening as people use the internet in pursuing health. Time after time this popped […]

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general, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, shared decision making

Of half gods and mortals: Aesculapian authority

Written in collaboration with Linda Trietler, MSN, RN – PhD student.  Review of Kalisch, B. J. (1975). Of half-gods and mortals: Aesculapian authority. Nursing Outlook, 23(1), 22-28. As we work to develop a collaborative and patient centered health care system we must remain aware of where we started and why the system needed to change. […]

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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 http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-health-care-industry-is-pushing-patients-to-help-themselves-1402065145 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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Getting your health data: BlueButton/ShareCare tweetchat Thursday

A press release published Tuesday begins: Sharecare and Blue Button Host Twitter Chat to Help Consumers Take Control of Their Personal Health Information Gaining control of your health and your personal health information is more than just a convenience – it’s your legal right. But most people don’t know where to start. In an effort […]

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Patients Invited! Health Informatics Conference seeks Patient Participation

An international conference addressing information technology and communication in health (ITCH) will be held February 26 – March 1, 2015 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Professor Stephen Hawking’s statement, “we learned to talk, we learned to listen, we unleashed imagination” provides the motivation for this year’s conference. The main conference themes are: Patients Talking The […]

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Digital Communication and m-Health in Developing Nations

Approximately 98 % of the world’s population are now owners of cellphones, including many adults in remote, hard to reach locations. This proliferation of mobile devices has the potential to improve our ability to diagnose and track disease; to tackle and disseminate timelier, more actionable public health information; and provide expanded access to ongoing medical education […]

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Surgeon: “Participatory Medicine encourages partnership between patient and provider”

I now ask all my patients, at the end of our visits, “Did I get it? Did I successfully answer your questions and address your fears?” Dr. Marc Katz is a cardiac surgeon in Richmond Virginia. His op-ed, ‘Participatory Medicine’ encourages partnership between patient and provider, appears in today’s Richmond Times Dispatch. This is an […]

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JAMA, patient centered medical homes, and the ongoing cost/quality conundrum

Today – February 26, 2014 – the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published the results of a pilot study (note: click the link, and then click the JAMA Reader link button on the right side of the page for the full text) of a volunteer group of Pennsylvania primary care practices. The pilot was […]

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Crowdsourcing Curriculum on Consumer Health Informatics

What do you think should be included in a course in Consumer Health Informatics (CHI)  in a graduate medical informatics program? I know a graduate curriculum begging for input from the most engaged and empowered consumers, patient advocates, and technology and health professionals – passionate about participatory medicine. As faculty Oregon Health Science University, Department […]

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Twitter Empowers Patients to Seek and to Speak Out

The ability to write something meaningful in140 characters, including a shortened URL, is the basis of Twitter. Over 500 million tweets go out every day to individuals who enjoy the simplicity, functional design, and speed of delivery that twitter offers, along with the ability to connect with others, collaborate and share ideas.  To say that […]

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