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end of life, general

The Medical Humanity of Oliver Sacks: In His Own Words

We science-medicine-poetry junkies, along with a sizeable portion of the world’s population, are mourning the death of Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and author who died last Sunday from metastasized melanoma. And as enthusiasts of Dr. Sacks’ catechisms on the soul of the patient, we turn to his own words of mourning, written over 40 years […]

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e-pts resources, key people, PM Tech, social media, trends & principles

Tune in for Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd?

Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd? Google Hangout On Air Hosted by David Harlow with Niam Yaraghi and Casey Quinlan Wed, Jun 24, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Presented by David Harlow (aka HealthBlawg) in association with The Society for Participatory Medicine. I am hosting a conversation with Niam Yaraghi (Center […]

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key people, net-friendly docs, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

Guest Post by Matthew Katz, MD: E-Patients Deserve E-Doctors

Matthew S. Katz, MD, is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Lowell General Hospital and a lifetime member of S4PM. He is former Chair of Communications Committee for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and external advisor for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media. He is co-moderator of the #radonc journal club and […]

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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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hc's problem list, patient networks, policy issues, pts as teachers, reforming hc, shared decision making, trends & principles

e-Patient Manifesto: “Patients Included”

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “Ninety-Five Theses” to the wooden doors of Wittenberg Cathedral, sparking a global reformation of the Christian faith that’s still going on today. In the 1950s and 1960s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to drive inclusion for all in a society that had long separated people of different backgrounds. […]

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net-friendly docs, pt/doc co-care

On the road to shared office visits

Guest blogger Peter Elias, MD  describes his journey on opening up his office notes to patients. Peter is a family physician in active primary care practice since 1977, co-founder of a group practice now owned by a hospital-based multi specialty group, with a dedication to patient centric care and interests in behavior and learning, information science, systems […]

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e-pts resources, patient networks, research issues

A sign of the times: thyroid cancer patient says TWO docs recommended a patient organization

Well well well, dare I say the times are changing? Not long ago all we ever heard was “Stay off the internet.” But a friend just said his endocrinologist and his radiologist BOTH recommended ThyCa.org to him! (Twitter: @ThyCaInc) It’s “created and maintained by thyroid cancer survivors,” with a long list of physicians as partners […]

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e-patient stories

Reading our own EKG

There’s been a great thread on Dr. Wes’ blog and the SPM listserv about patients obtaining and reading their own EKG’s.  As you can imagine — lots of pros and cons. A significant difference noted between the right to have the information (“tracing”) and the ability to interpret the tracing and use it to guide health management. […]

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found on the net, medical records, policy issues, positive patterns

Ted Eytan: Update on “Gimme My [image] Data” from Group Health

As Meaningful Use rolls out, and providers are required to share data with us, there are a lot of concerns about whether their lives will spin out of control as patients besiege them with ignorant questions. We’ve discussed this in our many posts about the OpenNotes project and about releasing lab results directly to patients. […]

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