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policy issues, positive patterns, reforming hc, trends & principles

Health Affairs: patient activation impact on cost + outcome

In a study report hitting the digital wires on Health Affairs at 4pm Eastern time today (March 2, 2015), a group of researchers are reporting the results of a longitudinal study of Patient Activation Measure (PAM) impact on cost and outcome metrics from a large study cohort. The results show that activated, engaged patients have better outcomes, at […]

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

Mythbusting, “demanding patient” edition

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We’d bet good money that anyone who identifies as an e-patient has been led to believe that their desire to participate actively in their medical care marks them as a “demanding patient.” The perception of demanding patients is that they’re behaving like spoiled divas at a medi-spa, with their demands driving up incidence of unnecessary […]

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general, news & gossip, patient networks, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, Stanford Medicine X, trends & principles

Big BMJ supplement on Patient Centred Care – with many SPM and MedX voices

This is a great week for SPM, for our colleagues at the Stanford Medicine X conference, and for everyone else who’s been working for years to shift medicine’s thinking about the role of the patient: Yesterday the BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) released a big, 21 article “Spotlight” supplement on “patient centred care.” The print edition is due out tomorrow, […]

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ePatient efforts on “precision medicine” #LCSM edition

SPM member Janet Freeman-Daily, who’s an active voice in the #MedX and #LCSM communities, alerted us to a petition on Change.org that speaks directly to the principles of precision medicine – called for by the President in a White House event attended by our own Nick Dawson – and keeping the regulatory environment from standing […]

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general, policy issues, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, trends & principles

Engaging Patients in Safety: Naughty or Nice?

This post by long-time SPM member Michael Millenson first appeared on the EngagingPatients.org blog. We’re re-posting it here to both put it on the membership’s radar, and to invite comments on Michael’s POV that “As much as we can argue that patient engagement with their own healthcare decisions is progress, asking patients to keep doctors honest about the […]

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trends & principles, Why PM

A Case for Autonomy & The End of Participatory Medicine

Guest post by Hugo Campos; introductory note from Society for Participatory Medicine president Nick Dawson Every movement evolves. And as a grassroots social justice movement, the Participatory Medicine Movement is also growing, changing and evolving. Something I’ve learned about myself is how uncomfortable I get when I’m on the edge of learning or gaining understanding. For […]

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positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, trends & principles

#epatient – Are Millennials Born That Way?

Reposted from the Mighty Mouth blog Most of the people I meet in my voyages ’round healthcare system transformation, grassroots edition, arrived at the portal of #epatient via a trip through the medical-industrial complex. Either they, or someone they cared for, wound up getting “a thing” – cancer, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, player to be named […]

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policy issues, reforming hc, trends & principles

WHO in Geneva – SPM in the house!

SPM member Casey Quinlan (who’s posting this) was invited to attend an event at the WHO in Geneva. This post originally appeared on her Mighty Casey Media blog, and is reposted here in its entirety by SPM request. Guess who got invited to WHO? No, really. The World Health Organization (WHO) invited yours truly to its First Global […]

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news & gossip, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, pts as teachers, trends & principles

Mayo chief residents name SPM patient as Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine

Wikipedia says “Participatory medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and … providers encourage and value them as  full partners.” That movement gets a big boost in credibility today: the Chief Residents at the Mayo Clinic have invited SPM co-chair “e-Patient Dave” to be […]

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To Be, or Not to Be, a B Corp

Preface (later) by e-Patient Dave – Casey and I were discussing that one of the obstacles impeding changing in medicine is that by law, corporate officers have to serve their shareholders first, i.e. make money before they get into any do-gooder stuff. The subject of “B Corps” came up – a pretty new development in […]

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