It’s one thing when we “talk amongst ourselves” in our own circles; it’s a whole different thing when the message starts popping up in *mass media*, where it reaches people who had no idea.
So it’s big news that we’ve had TWO mass-media developments this week with almost identical titles:
- Fabulous article in the January Angie’s List magazine, Empowered patients receive the best health care
- Last night SPM member Nancy Finn (Twitter @NFinn8421) was on “Nightside” with Dan Rea, on WBZ Radio. She was discussing her book e-Patients Live Longer. Nancy was thrilled (as was I, listening) that the callers – which that show does NOT screen – all turned out to be e-patients! One was even a regular caller who the host knows well … Dan had no idea the guy had a big e-patient story!
Evidently there are more of us than even WE realized – and with this mass media coverage, we can anticipate more.