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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

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

Zackary Berger, MD, PhD

Medicine is a relationship between two people. I have my expectations, needs, and wants, and the patient has theirs. However, the patient’s needs, wants, and expectations are more important than my own. She is the center of her health. I will always: Ask the patient what she wants, hopes, fears, believes to be true about […]

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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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key people, news & gossip

A Farewell to Richard Rockefeller, e-Health Visionary

The founders of SPM were saddened this weekend to learn of the death, in a private plane crash, of Richard Rockefeller, longtime friend of “Doc Tom” Ferguson. Rockefeller was credited in Ferguson’s white paper as “a White Paper Advisor.” – e-Patient Dave ________ When the single-engine plane Richard Rockefeller was piloting crashed in rain and fog just […]

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e-patient stories, e-pts resources, key people, positive patterns

Uri Goren TedxHIT video: Patients are Not Empty Carriages

Uri Goren is the General Manager of e-Pochonderiac a blog about healthcare and digital technology and also a digital health consultancy and agency working in Israel to support digital health in the local health and pharmaceutical industry and to promote the roll of the patient in the healthcare ecosystem. This venture has begun from a […]

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e-pts resources, key people

Via @Cancer101: 10 things every patient needs to know

A handy one page chart from our Past President Sarah Krug through Cancer101 summarizes the best way to become an e-patient: http://cancer101.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/top-10.pdf Here are a few points: You have a story to tell. Don’t be afraid to tell it. Make sure to write down and ask questions. Know your options so you can make informed decisions… […]

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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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