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policy issues, positive patterns, trends & principles

SPM applauds King v Burwell – “making healthcare accessible & participatory for all”

The Society for Participatory Medicine believes that an effective healthcare system is a collaborative one, where care providers and the patients and families they care for work together toward the best possible health outcomes. The importance of this partnership cannot be overstated; its supporters range from the Institute of Medicine to the World Health Organization, […]

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e-pts resources, general, medical records, policy issues, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, trends & principles

#NoMUwithoutME: Primary School Edition

        Created using Bitstrips. Text engine: Up Goer Five, “Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words? It’s not very easy.” Bottom line: When you go to the doctor, any doctor, always ask for your records. Ideally, electronic versions of your records that you can look […]

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general, positive patterns, reforming hc

Consumer Reports: “Respectful” treatment key to patient safety?

In a report released today (December 16, 2014), Consumer Reports shares insights from a survey of 1,200 people who were recently hospitalized. SPM is not surprised by the findings, which include the fact that patients who said they received respectful treatment by hospital clinicians reported fewer medical errors and better experiences in their hospital stays. […]

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policy issues, positive patterns, reforming hc

Keeping Patients in the Dark: SIIPC14

  Several SPM members were in attendance at the recent SIIPC14 conference at Dartmouth, where the ongoing work on healthcare system transformation  has been the source of much great content on e-patients.net over the years. Casey Quinlan – yes, yours truly – has put up a post on the Mighty Mouth blog that gives one […]

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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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ethics, pt/doc co-care, shared decision making, trends & principles

A Powerful Union – Relationships within Health Team

The relationship between health team members, especially people and their clinicians and caregivers, frequently arises as a topic of this blog. Let me share with you one of the values of Advocates.  I work for Advocates as VP of Quality.  We express our values in Advocates Way. Advocates provides person-centered, community-based support services to individuals and […]

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

Beth Israel Deaconess FAQ for their patients reading OpenNotes

Clarification 9/7: The FAQ posted below is of course authored by my hospital, not by me. Several people misunderstood so I edited this and the headline. On Wednesday I posted about the roll-out of OpenNotes to over a million patients and families. That post arose when I myself got notified that Beth Israel Deaconess (my […]

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e-pts resources

Crowd trumps credentials: Medpedia’s dead.

In medicine, to achieve the best you need the best information. So an essential question is, who gets to say what’s best? That question took a sharp turn this week with the news that Medpedia is dead. Medical librarian Laika Spoetnik has a strong post on the demise, including an interview with its founder, James […]

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e-patient stories

How to be Participatory in the Face of Adversity

From the lens of a patient who recently experienced major surgery, I now realize how difficult it is to be participatory when you are in pain and taking large doses of pain medication which dulls the senses and puts you in a place where you are not really thinking about anything but how to get […]

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pt/doc co-care, shared decision making

Medication Management: Experience of Engaged Clinicians and Empowered Patients

The overlap between the clinical aspects of our health journey and behavior of health team members occurs most often in medication management. Effective medication management depends on empowered, informed patients and caregivers prepared for clinician visits, and engaged clinicians skilled at working with activated patients. This strong relationship of health team members advances patient safety, […]

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