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Our blog highlights items of interest to those in the world of e-patients and participatory medicine. Some of our most popular topics include e-patient stories, e-patient resources, problems in healthcare, medical records, news & gossip, patient networks, policy issues, positive patterns, patient/doctor co-care, patients as teachers, reforming healthcare, trends & principles, and why participatory medicine. Our newest blog posts are below. You can also subscribe to our blog via email.

Seeing Red about Pink Eye

Seeing Red about Pink Eye

I don’t like having something wrong with my body.  I don’t like feeling achy. I can’t stand fevers. I don’t like being sick. When I do get ill, I want whatever healthcare team I deal with to be full of empathy and quick to figure out what ails me. If that sounds a bit...

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Join SPM in August at the HIMSS21 Conference

Join SPM in August at the HIMSS21 Conference

The HIMSS21 Global Health Conference & Exhibition brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges -- all at one time, all in...

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From the Heart: My Patient Engagement Journey

From the Heart: My Patient Engagement Journey

When my daughter Ada was an infant, a cardiologist told me that she needed open heart surgery, the sooner the better. Ada had been born with a small hole in her heart (a VSD), which, the doctor said, could stunt her growth and potentially cause heart failure or brain...

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Moving Forward to Make SPM Stronger

Moving Forward to Make SPM Stronger

As you know over the past year we at SPM have been involved in rethinking our organization. How can we make it stronger? More sustainable? More impactful? And more meaningful to our members and corporate partners? As part of this we are restructuring the organization...

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