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Bowling Alone, Healing Together

One year ago, I read a JAMA commentary that was so good I had to stand up while I was reading it: Are Patients Knights, Knaves, or Pawns? I blogged about it here (touching off a heated discussion) and started an email correspondence with one of the authors, Sachin...

SPM Rolls Out Participatory Seal Program

At Health Datapalooza today in Washington, DC, the Society for Participatory Medicine announced the live beta launch of our Seal Program. The SPM Seal will be awarded to clinicians and to patients who make four simple, achievable, but powerful participatory...

JoPM recommendation: “Team Up for Health”

The Journal of Participatory Medicine has just published a Media Watch piece about a new initiative from the California HealthCare Foundation called Team Up for Health. This website is a good example of an online tool that helps primary care providers support patients...

Examples, please: peer-to-peer healthcare

I’m writing an article and would love to tap into this community’s knowledge. I know of a few examples of clinical practices using Facebook and Twitter to connect with patients, such as MacArthur OB/GYN, but I’d love to learn about other examples,...

Pioneers of patient engagement

Credit where credit is due. The Danish Medical Association’s annual meeting is coming up in a few days. For the event’s blog, they requested a post about patient engagement! I wrote about the pioneers at my hospital who for many years have been saying that...
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