Texas Tribune: David Blumenthal on EHR

Texas Tribune interviewed Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, for a discussion of healthcare digital convergence (i.e. transition to electronic/digital healthcare records) and the potential impact on patient privacy. He’s...

Participatory Medicine Grand Rounds

This is e-Patients.net’s first opportunity to host Grand Rounds, which is a collection of some of the medical blogosphere’s best writing over the last week. We asked bloggers to look at our sister website, the peer-reviewed Journal of Participatory...

e-Patients.net hosts Grand Rounds

e-Patients.net is hosting Grand Rounds next Tuesday, October 12. We’re asking this week’s Grand Rounds bloggers to create posts inspired by, supportive of, or critical of articles in the Journal of Participatory Medicine. We have a great reason for...

Rheingold, Nelson, and Engelbart

Howard Rheingold has shared video of a backyard discussion he had with technology pioneers Doug Engelbart and Ted Nelson when they dropped by for dinner, along with Howard’s wife Judy and Nelson’s wife Marlene Mallicoat. Brief but intense discussion of the...

Social media and healthcare: hospitals lead

A signal moment has happened: When a major business authority with no history in healthcare speaks up about a shift in the wind, it’s worth noting. And this time it’s a great sign for participatory medicine, because the news is that hospitals are engaging...

Social Healthcare: “Medicine in the Age of Twitter”

Physician Pauline Chen writes about “Medicine in the Age of Twitter” for the New York Times. The article suggests the need for our upcoming peer-reviewed Journal of Participatory Medicine: …a quick scan through peer-reviewed journals reveals only a...

Democracy and Healthcare

At boingboing, Doug Rushkoff posted a video from C-Span of the Senate Hearings on Healthcare Reform, including a half dozen “peaceful and very articulate” protesters “demanding a seat at the table (where 15 witnesses wait to testify, not one...

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