e-Patients Blog

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.

Originally published six years ago - as good as new today! The empowered patient, skeptical of professional authority, is not a new phenomenon: s/he was actually created by the American Revolution. Reading through historian Gordon Wood’s Pulitzer Prize-winning...

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Give Me My DaM Data::The Revolution

SPM advocates vociferously for patient ownership of their own data. Success would be revolutionary. But revolutions do not suddenly appear. They result from persistent long-term effort, strategy, and tactics. Key milestones often only appear in hindsight. The...

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Cinderblocks 2018

Thanks to support from SPM Travel Fund I attended Regina Holliday's Cinderblocks Conference in Grantsville, MD. Still pound-for-pound the best conference going. Several days of local and national presentations about health, public health, and advocacy.  Small, good...

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You Don’t Have to be Alone to be Lonely

  We are in the midst of a loneliness epidemic that affects millions, whether you’re married, single or somewhere in between, young or old, an urban dweller or live in a remote village. Loneliness lurks in our shadows, yet unlike smoking or obesity isn’t socially...

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