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.

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Join the Movement: Resist the proposed rollback in patient data access rules

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


SPM to advise ACP’s new Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare

May 19, 2015: SPM co-founder and co-chair Dr. Danny Sands to be our first representative. blog, our blog publishing the latest news and information about participatory medicine.
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