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Communicating the experience of illness in the digital age

At 9am on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, Stanford Medicine X will host a discussion led by Pamela Ressler, Colleen Young, Meredith Gould and me about the power and pitfalls of people sharing their health experiences online. We are “flipping” the panel by sharing...

Rare Diseases: Powered by Patients

A guest post by Wendy White of Siren Interactive in honor of Rare Disease Day: Can empowered patients drive change in healthcare? Take a look at the progress that has been made in the rare disease community over the last 30 years—much of it spearheaded by patients and...

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...

e-Patient Manifesto: “Patients Included”

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “Ninety-Five Theses” to the wooden doors of Wittenberg Cathedral, sparking a global reformation of the Christian faith that’s still going on today. In the 1950s and 1960s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to drive inclusion for all in...

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