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NLM Director Donald Lindberg is retiring. Speak up: what’s next for the Library?

Dr. Donald Lindberg, long-time director of the National Library of Medicine, is surely the single most-quoted authority from “Doc Tom” Ferguson’s e-Patient White Paper. In almost every speech I’ve given in the past five years I’ve used Doc Tom’s quote of Dr. Lindberg in the White Paper: “If I read and memorized two medical journal articles […]

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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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e-pts resources, medical records, net-friendly docs, PM Tech, positive patterns

HIMSS blog: Thought Leadership – The Patient Perspective

Interesting blog at HIMSS by Pete Rivera: use the patient to redesign the workflow: Thought Leadership – the Patient Perspective For years, I advocated that health IT does not drive business.  I still do. Rethinking your processes to leverage technology is just smart business. You may be thinking, “Great, let’s get a committee together of […]

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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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general, key people, net-friendly docs, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, Why I joined

Thanks from the Philippines

In this guest blog post, member Beatrice Tiangco describes some of the pain and suffering in the Philippines after the typhoon and expresses her gratitude for the SPM, local community and overall support. Beatrice Tiangco is a practicing Medical Oncologist from the Philippines. She is also a Clinical Epidemiologist with a special interest in Personalized […]

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key people, net-friendly docs, social media, trends & principles

How do we know that social media is important to health care?

A cross-post from susannahfox.com… On Friday, I spoke at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, along with Kevin Pho, MD. During a planning call, the symposium organizers had shared results from a faculty survey: Fully two-thirds do not use social tools on a regular basis. Asking them, therefore, to spend a half-day learning about social media […]

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e-patient stories, net-friendly docs, pt/doc co-care, shared decision making

That is a Real Doctor

Guest blogger Peggy Zuckerman tells us a story about a young competent doctor and how transparency and openness is key to giving better care.  Peggy Zuckerman never intended to be a patient advocate, not even a patient! But after her diagnosis with a “tiny, scabbed-over ulcer”, later determined to be metastatic kidney cancer, she became a patient. […]

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net-friendly docs, pt/doc co-care

On the road to shared office visits

Guest blogger Peter Elias, MD  describes his journey on opening up his office notes to patients. Peter is a family physician in active primary care practice since 1977, co-founder of a group practice now owned by a hospital-based multi specialty group, with a dedication to patient centric care and interests in behavior and learning, information science, systems […]

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demographics, net-friendly docs

How do (older, lower-income) patients learn?

How do (older, lower-income) patients learn?

Rebecka Sexton of the Center For Innovation at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, emailed a great question and I’d like to share it more widely: We are working on a project here at Carilion on chronic diseases related to Population Health Management related to COPD. I am specifically working on the education component from […]

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general, net-friendly docs

Farewell (seven years ago today), Doc Tom

This morning on Facebook, an SPM member (who were you??) pointed out that it was seven years ago today that “Doc Tom” Ferguson, the visionary who foresaw the e-patient movement, passed away unexpectedly while being treated for multiple myeloma. Click the image (or this) to visit his site for more information, and just to say […]

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