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Communicate What? #CarePlanning

I want to share a family story and show how it connects to something we’ll all face, where real participatory thinking – and communication – make all the difference. My wife and I built a house together – the whole house, everything except drilling the well. While building, living in it and improving it over […]

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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

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

OpenNotes hits TEN MILLION patient level

As regular readers know, for years we’ve been blogging here about OpenNotes, in which patients and their designated caregivers can read every word their clinicians write, so they can be more informed. The OpenNotes tagline, “Doctors and patients on the same page,” is no joke: I was one of the subjects in the study, and I’ve […]

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pt/doc co-care, reforming hc

How can we cope with uncertainty?

We’ve written often about uncertainty, which is a recurring challenge in medicine and especially in participatory medicine, where issues of relationship and decisions are core. Some doctors have told me they were trained to display certainty even when things aren’t sure, and many patients (in my experience) want certainty about their diagnoses, or at least want their clinicians to […]

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general, medical records, policy issues, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, shared decision making

Just Say “No” to Medicare’s MACRA Tokenism

On social media and at meetings like Health Datapalooza, our favorite federal bureaucrats assure us of their commitment to open data and patient empowerment. But those are just soothing words; federal regulations are law. On April 30, I posted on e-patients.net an article entitled, “You Won’t Believe What Medicare Just Did on Patient Engagement!” In it, I showed how the long-awaited draft […]

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e-pts resources, medical records, policy issues, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

OpenNotes study in BMJ Quality & Safety finds patient-doctor “relational benefits”

As regular readers know, we’ve written many times about OpenNotes, the project funded by Robert Wood Johnson that blew the doors off of beliefs that bad things happen when patients see their charts. (We blogged about the original results in 2012.) Now a new study in BMJ Quality & Safety adds the results of a […]

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e-patient stories, key people, Patient Conference Participation, PM Tech, policy issues, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, pts as teachers, reforming hc, trends & principles

#OpenAPS is bearing big fruit, part 2: Quantified Self presentation in San Diego

A truly significant moment in the history of medicine happened last Wednesday. I say that after attending almost 500 conferences and policy meetings in the past seven years, and I don’t say it lightly. Something many people think is impossible was presented live on stage: patients, informed and empowered by access to their data and access to tools, […]

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chapter reviews, DocTom10, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, pts as teachers

#DocTom10, post 2: Please download the White Paper / Libro Blanco

Yesterday, in Honoring the memory of “Doc Tom” Ferguson, ten years after his death, we started a series of posts to mark his untimely demise and look back on his work. As we noted, at his death he was working on a project funded by Robert Wood Johnson’s Pioneer Portfolio to document the reality of, and […]

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news & gossip, patient networks, pt/doc co-care

National Doctors’ Day, clinicians, hacking open access, and remembering an e-patient

Somehow I’d never heard of National Doctors’ Day, but apparently it started 25 years ago, in 1991. As one of many SPM members whose life was saved (or is being helped) by excellent physicians, I’m in! And I want to shine a broader spotlight on the wider class called clinicians (Wikipedia): all sorts of medical professionals […]

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