Articles on patient networks


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...

Join #s4pm tweetchat Saturday 10/12 at 3pm ET

We’re organizing a tweetchat this Saturday – October 12 at 3 PM ET to welcome MedX partcipants into the Society for Participatory Medicine. We will discuss our communications tools, and other topics of interset to our members: e-patients, health care...
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