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

A first: Participatory Medicine thinking in the Harvard Business Review

As kindlers and promoters of a social movement, our Society for Participatory Medicine keeps a keen eye out for signs of traction in credible places for what we’ve been advocating since 2009: Participatory Medicine is a model of cooperative health care that seeks to achieve active involvement by patients, professionals, caregivers, and others across the continuum […]

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chapter reviews, DocTom10, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, pts as teachers

#DocTom10, post 2: Please download the White Paper / Libro Blanco

Yesterday, in Honoring the memory of “Doc Tom” Ferguson, ten years after his death, we started a series of posts to mark his untimely demise and look back on his work. As we noted, at his death he was working on a project funded by Robert Wood Johnson’s Pioneer Portfolio to document the reality of, and […]

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e-patient stories, how I became an e-patient, Why I joined

How I became an e-patient: through practice, with coaching (using Lean on the patient side)

The next in our series of “How I became an e-patient” posts. Tyson Ortiz joined a few months ago, having been introduced to us by fellow Lean practitioner Mark Graban. His story weaves together two concurrent threads: learning about a new aspect of Lean, and the arrival in his life of an urgent need for […]

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positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, pts as teachers, research issues

“Patients organise and train doctors to provide better care”: patients writing in the BMJ

As SPM advances the cause of patients as responsible drivers of their care, we sometimes hear denials or complaints from physicians who feel that e-patients needy, uninformed, self-centered burdens on busy clinicians’ time. Well, here’s a juicy counter-example – in the BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical journals. Swedish SPM member Sara Riggare is co-author of this […]

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Why the Google mug leaves such a bitter taste

Guest post by SPM member Katherine Kelly Leon @KatherineKLeon of the famous “SCAD sisters,” spotlighted in this 2011 post. This is about the “Your Googling” mug many of us discussed last week. Coffee mugs are like totems, spiritual items that empower us. Many of us have a favorite mug that helps us feel strong enough […]

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The e-Patient “e”s reach Japan!

As a social movement, we like to track the progress of the e-patient concept as it moves around the world. The e-patient message has been presented in at least fourteen countries that I know of. A few hours ago on Twitter, SPM member Matthew Holt, of the famous “Health 2.0” conference series, posted this photo […]

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Monthly introduction to e-Patients.net

This is our monthly introduction to e-Patients.net, blog of the Society for Participatory Medicine. Follow the Society on Twitter (@S4PM), Facebook, and LinkedIn.  Here’s how to become a Society member, individual or corporate. Our publications: This blog is e-patients.net. Subscribe via RSS. Our open-access journal is the Journal of Participatory Medicine (Twitter: @JourPM) “Participatory Medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of […]

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positive patterns, reforming hc, trends & principles, Why PM

“When someone else speaks for you, you lose”: patient empowerment as a civil rights movement

Here’s something I’ve never done: I’m capturing a comment from this blog five years ago and making it a post of its own, so it’s easier to find, because I think this is going to be more and more of an issue. It’s clearer and clearer that, as SPM board member-at-large Peggy Zuckerman says, patient empowerment is becoming […]

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Monthly introduction to e-Patients.net

This is our monthly introduction to e-Patients.net, blog of the Society for Participatory Medicine. Follow the Society on Twitter (@S4PM), Facebook, and LinkedIn.  Here’s how to become a Society member, individual or corporate. Our publications: This blog is e-patients.net. Subscribe via RSS. Our open-access journal is the Journal of Participatory Medicine (Twitter: @JourPM) “Participatory Medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of […]

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general

Monthly introduction to e-Patients.net

This is our monthly introduction to e-Patients.net, blog of the Society for Participatory Medicine. Follow the Society on Twitter (@S4PM), Facebook, and LinkedIn.  Here’s how to become a Society member, individual or corporate. Our publications: This blog is e-patients.net. Subscribe via RSS. Our open-access journal is the Journal of Participatory Medicine (Twitter: @JourPM) “Participatory Medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of […]

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