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medical records, PM Tech, policy issues, positive patterns, reforming hc, trends & principles

It’s time to C-ME (see me): Consumer Mediated Exchange

By Mark Branning and Brad Tritle Mark Branning is Principal at mdb Healthcare IT Solutions, Adjunct Professor at National University, a member of the HIMSS  Connected Patient Committee and co-chair of the Connected Patient Community.  Mr. Branning has spent 33 years in the healthcare information systems industry and is a consultant specializing in patient engagement, health […]

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e-pts resources, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, trends & principles

SPM loves Flip The Clinic – we’re an “ally”

The Society for Participatory Medicine enthusiastically supports this new, transformational initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Flip the Clinic. (Don’t you love the logo? Turning the clinic on its ear?) It’s utterly engaging and empowering to patients, because it puts information in the hands of the patient and family – outside of the clinic visit, where we can […]

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medical records, policy issues, reforming hc, trends & principles

What’s the PATIENT value in health IT?

Since HIMSS14, there’s been a robust discussion on the SPM listserv about the “business of IT” in healthcare. There were a number of our number present in Orlando for the HIMSS conference, with some of them appearing on the platform. The conversation on our listserv, which you can read if you’re a member (If you’re […]

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e-pts resources, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, pts as teachers, trends & principles

WikiProject Medicine: med students join in producing high quality Wikipedia articles. (You can, too.)

Significantly expanded, below the video, an hour after the first post. Peter Frishauf, member of the editorial board of our journal, has brought what is to me the most exciting news for participatory medicine since the OpenNotes project. Importantly, this news may have broader implications – because it addresses one of the core challenges of […]

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

“How collaborating with patients improves hospital care”: Guardian

Care designers and fans of patient-centered care, listen up: a hat tip to Danish friend Malene Louise Djurhuus Laubinger for this, from The Guardian: How collaborating with patients improves hospital care. We’ve often said on this blog that participatory medicine can extend well beyond the care encounter, to the design of care itself. Ultimately, it leads to […]

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e-pts resources, medical records, PM Tech, policy issues, pt/doc co-care, research issues, trends & principles

Emory study: “PHR resulted in significantly improved quality of care and use of services”

Long-time readers will recall a hallway conversation I had at a conference in 2011 with Silke von Esenwein PhD of Emory University’s Center for Behavioral Health Policy Studies, who was presenting a poster with preliminary results of a study in process. The post was titled Safety net populations do benefit from online PHRs, and included the […]

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medical records, policy issues, reforming hc, trends & principles

Patients to Have Right to Access Lab Test Result Data – Finally!

The lab test result data access rule is finally final. See the HHS presser and the final rule, which is scheduled to be published on Thursday. What does this mean? In a nutshell, patients in all 50 states are now guaranteed the right to access the results of tests conducted by freestanding labs. (The right […]

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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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general, news & gossip, trends & principles

How WebMD May Unfairly Influence Your Health Choices — Through Search

Go ahead and type in virtually any health or mental health condition into Google. Heck, even try a popular medication or two. Time and time again, you’ll notice a reliable trend — 2 or 3 of the top 10 search results are nearly always going to be WebMD. But not necessarily search results that link […]

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policy issues, research issues, shared decision making, trends & principles

Matthew Katz on 23andMe: “Return to Sender, Genome Unknown: Seven Reasons I Will Return My Personal Genome Kit”

Radiation oncologist Matthew Katz is a lifetime member of SPM who blogs regularly for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Mayo Clinic Social Media Health Network. In this guest post he offers his view of 23andMe, the personal genomics service that’s in the news because of the FDA’s recent ruling. That ruling has generated enormous controversy, on the […]

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