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...
Health Affairs: patient activation impact on cost + outcome

Health Affairs: patient activation impact on cost + outcome

In a study report hitting the digital wires on Health Affairs at 4pm Eastern time today (March 2, 2015), a group of researchers are reporting the results of a longitudinal study of Patient Activation Measure (PAM) impact on cost and outcome metrics from a large study...
Mythbusting, “demanding patient” edition

Mythbusting, “demanding patient” edition

We’d bet good money that anyone who identifies as an e-patient has been led to believe that their desire to participate actively in their medical care marks them as a “demanding patient.” The perception of demanding patients is that they’re...

e-Patient efforts on “precision medicine” #LCSM edition

SPM member Janet Freeman-Daily, who’s an active voice in the #MedX and #LCSM communities, alerted us to a petition on Change.org that speaks directly to the principles of precision medicine – called for by the President in a White House event attended by...

Patient Generated Health Data webinar featuring SPM members

The Health Data Consortium, the folks who bring Health Datapalooza to life in DC every year, have increased the input of the Consumer Circle ahead of this year’s event, which is on the calendar for May 29 thru June 3 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington...

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