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Allie Davanzo: The Power of Art in Medicine

This is a guest blog post by Allie Davanzo. Allie was my student in the New Media and Health Communication class I taught at TCNJ. More about the class is shared in this post.  Allie Davanzo is a sophomore Public Health major at The College of New Jersey who hopes to pursue a post graduate degree […]

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end of life, general, Patient Conference Participation, positive patterns

e-Patients Drive the Conversation at CCCC’s 9th Palliative Care Summit

This post by SPM member MaryAnne Sterling is a thrilling sequel to our ongoing posts about CCCC (an organizational member of our Society) and its support for e-patients at their annual summit. MaryAnne is CEO of Sterling Health IT Consulting. She’s a healthcare transformer and Alzheimer’s activist whose motto is: no family caregiver left behind.  The 9th Palliative […]

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news & gossip, positive patterns, pts as teachers, reforming hc, trends & principles

“Words that annoy, phrases that grate”: BMJ Patient Panel post & tweetchat

We’ve written often here about the BMJ’s leadership on not just listening to patients but looking at healthcare from the patient’s perspective. Their patient partnership campaign, launched in 2014, includes a patient advisory panel that works actively to consult with the editors on several projects, and ongoing discussions lead occasionally to editorials (such as last month’s on […]

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policy issues, positive patterns, research issues

Prepare for NEJM’s major web event on sharing research data next week

In November we posted about an extraordinary development: NEJM Data Analysis Challenge: can others create value by seeing researchers’ data? The project has come to fruition, and the big event (free) is next Monday-Tuesday. The question for us: What’s the impact on patients? Join us along with @zakkohane for #NEJMDataSummit, a free web event on April 3–4, […]

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general, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc

Dell Medical School and the Future of Care

In 2009, along with several physicians, patients and health activists, I helped form the Society for Participatory Medicine, a nonprofit promoting “a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and in which providers encourage and value them as full partners.” I was drawn into discussions about […]

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e-patient stories, e-pts resources, key people, medical records, net-friendly docs, positive patterns, precision medicine, pt/doc co-care

Participatory Personalized Medicine in Action: Pharmacogenomics in Primary Care

This is a post by SPM Board Member John Hoben – Business Development Director at Bio-Optronics. Hoben’s passion is reconfiguring medical industrial complex assets and transactions from sickness response to true preventive delivery. This entails focusing on realizing improved health status for populations through unique, individualized approaches.   A funny thing happened on my recent annual […]

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end of life, general, Patient Conference Participation, positive patterns

Apply by 1/23: PCORI grant to fund e-patients at palliative care summit!

Intro note by e-Patient Dave: What a great development!  CCCC is an organizational member of our Society, and last year we blogged CCCC conference announces inaugural class of palliative care e-patients, and now, even better news: e-patient participation is getting formal support through a PCORI grant! I spoke at last year’s event, and as I said in my […]

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medical records, positive patterns, trends & principles

History lesson! “LINC with Tomorrow”: Warner Slack on “educational TV,” 1967

The much-quoted line “Patients are the most under-used resource in healthcare” was first uttered in the 1970s by Warner Slack, MD, when he was a young doctor in Madison, Wisconsin. It’s seen many versions and incarnations since then, but it all started with Dr. Slack’s feeling that patients could help a lot by directly entering the […]

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e-patient stories, how I became an e-patient, net-friendly docs, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

Thanksgiving Letter to my Doctor

Coming from Romania 15 years ago, Thanksgiving was not a big thing for me. I didn’t quite grasp the holiday. My husband cooked and celebrated, and I helped and observed it in a detached way. 11 years ago, it was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I was 22 weeks pregnant; I was waiting for a test […]

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medical records, policy issues, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, trends & principles

A first: Participatory Medicine thinking in the Harvard Business Review

As kindlers and promoters of a social movement, our Society for Participatory Medicine keeps a keen eye out for signs of traction in credible places for what we’ve been advocating since 2009: Participatory Medicine is a model of cooperative health care that seeks to achieve active involvement by patients, professionals, caregivers, and others across the continuum […]

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