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Got Candles? Happy 30th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

Got Candles? Happy 30th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

“Vague but exciting…,” was the response Sir Tim Berners-Lee received when he submitted a proposal for an information management system (aka the world wide web) to his supervisor in March of 1989. Three decades later, we have hit a key milestone, and approximately half...
Pay people for their data – yes, or no?

Pay people for their data – yes, or no?

SPM members Casey Quinlan (yes, yours truly) and Jan Oldenburg were part of a trinity of folks debating the idea of paying people for the data they contribute to the digital economy, in healthcare and in all other sectors. Here’s the full version of the...
What Healthcare Can Learn from Mr. Rogers

What Healthcare Can Learn from Mr. Rogers

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by SPM member Nancy Michaels.  Members of our society are welcome to submit guest posts – see the guidelines. I remember when Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood first aired on the Public Broadcasting System. In my mind, he...

e-Patient Lisa Adams

In this guest blog post, member Carly Medosch describes Lisa Adams whom she knows from social media. Lisa Adams was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and documented her journey in social media. In another post below we describe the media firestorm that was caused...

A Powerful Union – Relationships within Health Team

The relationship between health team members, especially people and their clinicians and caregivers, frequently arises as a topic of this blog. Let me share with you one of the values of Advocates.  I work for Advocates as VP of Quality.  We express our values...

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