Articles on trends & principles


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...
The who, what, when, where, and why of Cochrane

The who, what, when, where, and why of Cochrane

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that yours truly got the chance to attend the annual Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh in September this year, thanks to a travel stipend from SPM, a #PatientsIncluded bursary from Cochrane UK, the hosts of the 2018...
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...

Originally published six years ago – as good as new today! The empowered patient, skeptical of professional authority, is not a new phenomenon: s/he was actually created by the American Revolution. Reading through historian Gordon Wood’s Pulitzer Prize-winning...

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