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Moments that Matter: in-between routine care to emergency medicine

Moments that Matter: in-between routine care to emergency medicine


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From shared-decision making, patient-centered care and value-based care to common technology innovations, healthcare players often describe how we aspire healthcare to be in concepts, buzzwords, branding and what has become common lexicon mentioned in conversations...
How Trust Fuels Equitable Health Outcomes

How Trust Fuels Equitable Health Outcomes


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At the Society for Participatory Medicine, we recognize trust and respect as a two-way relational dynamic essential to our mission to transform the culture of healthcare relationships so people can live their best lives (see our Participatory Medicine manifesto). And...
Reflecting on the Importance of Ethics in Clinical Care and Research

Reflecting on the Importance of Ethics in Clinical Care and Research


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Working as a health care researcher can be both rewarding and challenging, as daily we need to remember our commitment to our patients’ well-being and ethics to support treatment decisions. We are all familiar with deplorable abuses of human subjects in research, such...
Epic, Using Scare Tactics & Paternalism, Opposes ONC Rule

Epic, Using Scare Tactics & Paternalism, Opposes ONC Rule


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Epic is a widely used Electronic Health Record (EHR) system by thousands of hospitals across the United States. There’s a very good chance that your physician uses Epic software in their everyday practice. Among many other tasks, Epic’s software helps...
Got Candles? Happy 30th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

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


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“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?


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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...

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