The Society for Participatory Medicine is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the concept of participatory medicine, a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and in which providers encourage and value them as full partners.
In the News…
A proposed government rule change (Meaningful Use Stage 2) would drastically reduce the requirement for healthcare providers to fully support patient access to their records. The Society for Participatory Medicine opposes this change because it disempowers participatory medicine.
SPM has joined with organizations such as the National Partnership for Women and Families in promoting public awareness and action. Our page with information, resources and actions you can take is at participatorymedicine.org/NoMUWithoutMe
May 19, 2015: SPM co-founder and co-chair Dr. Danny Sands to be our first representative.
- Monthly introduction to e-Patients.net--e-Patient Dave
- Happy Birthday Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security--Nancy Finn
- Partnering with Patients – From Theory to Practice: #HealthcareTransformers--Sarah Krüg
- A Turing test for diagnosis: BMJ evaluates online symptom checkers; good Globe article--e-Patient Dave
Our members keep the e-patient conversation going all year long...