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e-patient stories, general, how I became an e-patient, patient networks, positive patterns, pts as teachers, social media

Cleo Kordomenos: How My Opinion on Online Health Communities Changed

This is a guest blog post by Cleo Kordomenos. Cleo was my student in the New Media and Health Communication class I taught at TCNJ. More about the class is shared in this post.  Cleo Kordomenos is a Senior Communication Studies student at The College of New Jersey with a concentration in Health Communication and a […]

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key people, patient networks, positive patterns, pts as teachers, social media, Why PM

Teaching Health Communication with Participatory Medicine Highlights

In the Spring of 2016 I had the opportunity to teach the course New Media and Health Communication for an undergraduate class at The College of New Jersey. The class, designed by Dr. Yifeng Hu, already included an introduction to participatory medicine and patient participation in their own healthcare. With the help of numerous colleagues from the Society for […]

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key people, social media

Jody Schoger, co-founder of #BCSM breast cancer community, has passed

We lost a great one today. Jody Schoger @JodyMS was one of the founders of #BCSM (breast cancer social media), the first patient community that started on Twitter and grew into a 501(c)(3) organization, bcsm.org. She passed on this morning, and Twitter is in tears. Nothing we could say here could come close to the beautiful homage penned […]

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e-patient stories, social media

Patient solves difficult diagnosis using … an online image sharing service??

The times, they are a-changin’: medicine is realizing there can be gold found on the internet, amid all the garbage that’s also there. Items: In 2014 a European government started buying Google Ads telling patients “Don’t Google it, check a reliable source.” Why is that an either-or?? Smart e-patients do both! This is a good use of taxpayer […]

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e-pts resources, key people, PM Tech, social media, trends & principles

Tune in for Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd?

HB post header for HOA

Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd? Google Hangout On Air Hosted by David Harlow with Niam Yaraghi and Casey Quinlan Wed, Jun 24, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Presented by David Harlow (aka HealthBlawg) in association with The Society for Participatory Medicine. I am hosting a conversation with Niam Yaraghi (Center […]

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e-patient stories, e-pts resources, hc's problem list, key people, pts as teachers, social media

Guest post by Duncan Cross: I Sent This Letter To A Doctor Who Pissed Me Off

Ordinarily we limit guest posts to current members of SPM, but this is an extraordinary case. Duncan Cross’s post illustrates so many aspects of how empowered, engaged, activated patients view their lives, and how important it is to have an effective partnerships with their medical professionals. This is exemplary – except for the physician’s rejection […]

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social media

Great Marie Ennis-O’Connor infographic on live-tweeting an event

E-patients know that social media can be a potent tool for spreading the movement, spreading the message, and connecting with others. Some of us are better at it than others; if you’re looking for someone to follow who does it well, try SPM member and Medicine-X ePatient Scholar Marie Ennis-O’Connor: bio, Twitter @JBBC, website Journeying Beyond Breast […]

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e-patient stories, end of life, ethics, how I became an e-patient, key people, patient networks, pts as teachers, social media

e-Patient Lisa Adams

In this guest blog post, member Carly Medosch describes Lisa Adams whom she knows from social media. Lisa Adams was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and documented her journey in social media. In another post below we describe the media firestorm that was caused by two articles that criticized her efforts. A hashtag was […]

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ethics, social media

Husband-wife pieces in NY Times and The Guardian break ethics and lack a clue (re @AdamsLisa)

Update 9:20 pm ET: see important additions at the subhead below. When I wrote this today I didn’t have time to dig for excellent links like those. Thanks to Susannah Fox’s Twitter feed. One of the best social media patient figures I met, long ago, was @AdamsLisa – Lisa Bonchek Adams of LisaBAdams.com. There’s a firestorm […]

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news & gossip, social media, trends & principles

Response to “We need to talk about TED” from an evangelist’s perspective

The next day I made a correction per Dick Morris’s comment, and toned down some of my adjectives to be more suitable outside of our private listserv. Dr. Bratton, of course we welcome dialog.  In our Society for Participatory Medicine, part of our work is to change how people think about relationships in medicine. That involves […]

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