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found on the net, positive patterns, research issues, trends & principles

From BMJ: The BMJ’s own patient journey – Seeks to promote patient partnership by walking the talk

An interesting editorial in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) describes BMJ’s path to including patients in reviewing the articles and research published in the Journal. I hope this initiative will be successful and copied by the healthcare world. http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g3726 Our new strategy aligns with our “too much medicine” and “open data” campaigns and our support […]

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medical records, news & gossip, policy issues, positive patterns, trends & principles

Wall Street Journal on patient access: “Health-Care Providers Want Patients to Read Medical Records, Spot Errors”

Regular readers know that this blog has long advocated for patient access to, and engagement with, the medical record. In the past 2-3 years we’ve especially advocated for OpenNotes, in which patients can see their primary’s actual visit notes.  At my hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, not only can patients see their primary’s notes, in 2014 it’s […]

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found on the net, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, trends & principles

JAMA: Reducing the Trauma of Hospitalization

Thanks to member Marilyn Mann for sharing this free article in JAMA with a suggestion on how to better personalize the patient’s hospital stay – really sensible suggestions. One reads them and wonders why they are not in place already. An excerpt: Stress is also toxic and can emanate from uncertainty, unforeseen events, and anxiety. […]

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demographics, positive patterns, trends & principles

Aging & e-Patients: Challenges and Opportunities in Geriatrics

Guest post by SPM member Leslie Kernisan, whose words first appeared here in a September interview at Medicine X: “Leslie Kernisan (Twitter @GeriTechBlog), a geriatrician who’s deeply interested in and committed to enabling elders and caregivers through patient and family engagement.” (SPM members are invited to submit guest posts; guidelines are here.) Leslie is this […]

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

OpenNotes & Transparency: Ongoing conversation

OpenNotesOne of our MD members, Peter Elias, tipped us off on our listserv to a post on KevinMD.com from a clinician who was expressing concern about the wisdom of OpenNotes, and fully sharing information with patients in general. Peter posted a comment, which we thought worthy of its own post, given that it speaks clearly, […]

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hc's problem list, medical records, policy issues, reforming hc, trends & principles

The Iceberg Waiting for Your Health Care Data

The Heartbleed web security exploit was first publicized several weeks ago. In the time since then, numerous web-based services have let their users know (some more clearly than others) whether and how their data security was compromised by this OpenSSL flaw that has been open for about two years. This is one flaw, one exploit, […]

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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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