How do (older, lower-income) patients learn?

How do (older, lower-income) patients learn?

Rebecka Sexton of the Center For Innovation at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, emailed a great question and I’d like to share it more widely: We are working on a project here at Carilion on chronic diseases related to Population Health Management related to...

Anniversary of a health data earthquake

Four years ago this week, e-Patient Dave published, “Imagine someone had been managing your data, and then you looked,” and forever changed the national conversation about health data. I have described that post as an earthquake — a surprise to those...

Rare Disease Day 2013: Help Spread Awareness

A guest post by Wendy White, Founder & President of Siren Interactive Each year Rare Disease Day is celebrated worldwide on the last day of February. This year is even more special because it’s the 30th anniversary of the Orphan Drug Act, which provides incentives...

What if health care…?

For over a year I’ve been the accidental manager of a community garden. All I did — I swear — is point out an open plot of land and people started pitching in, planting, asking friends to join them. All of a sudden we’d transformed a bare patch...

Health Online 2013: survey data as vital sign

Survey data is a snapshot of a population, a moment captured in numbers, like vital signs: height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, etc. People build trend lines and watch for changes, shifting strategies as they make educated guesses about what’s going on....

Top 5 Posts of 2012

I was curious to see which were the top 5 posts, traffic-wise, and figured readers might be interested, too. Here’s the line-up: #1: Open knowledge saves lives. Oppose H.R. 3699! by Gilles Frydman The e-patients.net post with the highest number of views is a...

The Waiting Room

Check out the documentary film, The Waiting Room, set in the emergency department of Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. I wrote a post about a screening and discussion in DC last night and I’m hoping to get a report from tonight’s Cambridge, MA, event. If...
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