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Remembrance in New York: “Jessie Gruman, the Force”

Yesterday at the New York Academy of Medicine was the first of Jessie Gruman’s two remembrance events, which we blogged about. Here’s a view of the gathering, which was followed by a reception. It was a fitting, moving, great tour through her life, with short talks by many people who knew her: Jessie the Child, […]

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Jessie Gruman: Poetry in Motion

This essay was written by Sarah Greene, co-founder of the Journal of Participatory Medicine and currently Founder/CEO of RapidScience.org.  “That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.” – Walt Whitman, ‘O Me, O Life’ We New Yorkers have been marveling at the beautiful weather bestowed on us this summer, and yet the […]

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general, key people, medical records, positive patterns, reforming hc

(Video) Larry Weed, father of the Problem Oriented Medical Record – Grand Rounds, 1971

Students of medicine (surely most MDs) will know the name Larry Weed, but I didn’t until a few years ago on this blog, when I learned that in 1999 our founder “Doc Tom” Ferguson gave Weed an Outstanding Achievement Award. In the late 1960s Dr. Weed created the concept of the POMR: the Problem Oriented Medical […]

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Jessie Gruman remembrances set for NY, DC

We reported five weeks ago about the passing of Jessie Gruman, one of the greatest figures in our movement, founder of the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH), founding co-editor-in-chief of our Journal of Participatory Medicine, and much more. CFAH has since expanded on her memory with several additional pages: Remembering Jessie Gruman (July 18, 2014) Recent Tributes to Jessie […]

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JoPM, key people

Recently in JoPM: Jessie Gruman tribute, book review on asthma

We don’t tell you often enough here of new pieces in JoPM, our Journal of Participatory Medicine. Of course you can subscribe to the journal on their site, but I hope to specifically point things out here. (See also our past posts in the JoPM category.) Here are two recent ones: A Tribute to Jessie Gruman, […]

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e-pts resources, key people, patient networks, trends & principles

Communicating the experience of illness in the digital age

At 9am on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, Stanford Medicine X will host a discussion led by Pamela Ressler, Colleen Young, Meredith Gould and me about the power and pitfalls of people sharing their health experiences online. We are “flipping” the panel by sharing resources and participating in online discussions throughout the summer, hoping to include […]

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general, key people

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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key people, net-friendly docs, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

Guest post by Zack Berger, MD, PhD: The pledge of the patient-centered physician

This blog welcomes guest posts from SPM members on relevant topics. Zack Berger of Johns Hopkins (@ZackBergerMDPhD) is highly committed to participatory medicine, and as this post shows, his book Talking To Your Doctor gets right down into the how-to’s. (More on this at end of post.) This is his pledge as a patient-centered clinician. – e-Patient […]

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JoPM, key people

Jessie Christine Gruman, 1953-2014

I’m saddened (really saddened, as I write this) to report that one of the titans of our movement, Jessie Gruman, died unexpectedly yesterday at home in New York. She had long been sick, but the demise was sudden. In addition to the mountain of work she produced as founder of the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH), […]

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hc's problem list, key people

The Doctor as Patient

Charlotte Yeh is the Chief Medical Officer of AARP Services, and has had a long career in government and as a practicing emergency physician. (Our paths first crossed years ago when we were both working on pre-hospital care reform in Massachusetts.) She wrote a piece published in the current issue of Health Affairs about her […]

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