Several SPM members were in attendance at the recent SIIPC14 conference at Dartmouth, where the ongoing work on healthcare system transformation has been the source of much great content on e-patients.net over the years.
Casey Quinlan – yes, yours truly – has put up a post on the Mighty Mouth blog that gives one woman’s perspective on the conversation in the room and on Twitter during the conference, and in some precincts since.
The 3rd graf of the post:
The medical-industrial complex has, for eons, kept its customers (commonly called “patients”) in Mushroom Land pretty consistently. For a very long time, that was facilitated by a lack of access to scientific knowledge for the common human, but that started to shift in the 19th and 20th centuries, as public education rose across most parts of the globe. Of course, “math phobia” and “science denial” are still pernicious little devils, but the average person with an 8thgrade literacy level and an internet connection can find out about just about anything.