Pharma TV ads: Film at 11

SPM members Randi Oster of Help Me Health and Casey Quinlan of Mighty Casey Media made up two thirds of a three woman panel, “Patient Leaders Want To Kill Pharma TV Ads, Right Now,” at the 2016 ePharma Summit in New York last week (February 29 through...

We’re all in this together

A guest post from member Jeffrey Halbstein-Harris – this is a small slice of a longer piece he used as the basis for a speaking engagement. This is a call to consumers: my brothers and sisters who rely on healthcare and its infrastructure’s support throughout...

Healthcare Econ 101 from SPM’s Nick Dawson

Our fearless leader, Nick Dawson, has a terrific piece up on RVANews.com about the issues around building a children’s hospital in Richmond, Virginia. An excerpt: 100% of healthcare costs are passed onto the public. Most costs seem to be borne by insurance...

Patient POV: Seasons Change

This came over my transom from a friend who works with a major medical school’s digital publishing group. Seems both relevant, and high impact. – Casey  Seasons Change by Candace Barnes i. When I left for the hospital The night was bitter cold, And snow...

#NoMUwithoutME: Primary School Edition

        Created using Bitstrips. Text engine: Up Goer Five, “Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words? It’s not very easy.” Bottom line: When you go to the doctor, any doctor, always ask for your...
Accountable Care: Transparency of Fees Is Mandatory

Accountable Care: Transparency of Fees Is Mandatory

Participatory medicine and healthcare system transparency warrior Cyndy Nayer put this up on her blog this week, and we’re re-posting it here because it’s a message that’s got to spread. A personal account of a transaction that went very badly, and...
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