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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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general, key people, pt/doc co-care, Why PM

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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general, policy issues, reforming hc

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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Monthly introduction to e-Patients.net

This is our monthly introduction to e-Patients.net, blog of the Society for Participatory Medicine. Follow the Society on Twitter (@S4PM), Facebook, and LinkedIn.  Here’s how to become a Society member, individual or corporate. Our publications: This blog is e-patients.net. Subscribe via RSS or email, tweets etc. Our open-access journal is the Journal of Participatory Medicine (Twitter: @JourPM) “Participatory Medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible […]

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Hot Trends for 2014: Care Collaboration and Coordination Top the List

In 2014, the baby boomers (individuals born between 1946 and 1964) will turn 65 at a rate of nearly 10,000, individuals a day. Over the next five years 17 million baby boomers turn 65.  That’s a lot of people retiring, joining the Medicare system developing chronic health conditions, and needing more care as they age.  […]

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Patient Designed: Top 3 things hospitals can do today to be more participatory

The Society for Participatory Medicine, through its founders and mission, has a strong belief in the expertise of its patient members – many of whom identify as providers or journalists or have expertise in HIT, health economics and other areas. Patients, often through the marriage of acquired experience and the skills they bring with them […]

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general, news & gossip, trends & principles

How WebMD May Unfairly Influence Your Health Choices — Through Search

Go ahead and type in virtually any health or mental health condition into Google. Heck, even try a popular medication or two. Time and time again, you’ll notice a reliable trend — 2 or 3 of the top 10 search results are nearly always going to be WebMD. But not necessarily search results that link […]

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e-patient stories, general, Why PM

My Reasons for Thanksgiving: On The Ultimate Loss of Control, Unclear Diagnoses, and Being a Patient

As we know participatory medicine is based upon mutual respect: the clinician respecting the self-knowledge, experience, and wisdom that the patient brings to the collaboration and the patient respecting the knowledge, clinical experience, wisdom, and technical skills that the clinician brings. While most patients won’t be able to experience what it’s like to be a clinician, […]

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