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Mark Sullivan: Who gets to define the clinical problem?

Mark Sullivan: Who gets to define the clinical problem?

Guest post by SPM member Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD, who is Co-Director of Behavioral Health Services at the University of WashingtonCenter for Pain Relief. We welcome guest posts from SPM members – see guidelines here. I joined the Society for Participatory...
My Mother’s Scrap of Paper

My Mother’s Scrap of Paper

I’m known in social media for my role as @EMRAnswers. Most people don’t know the personal and family pain that makes me know how important this is. Here it is. (That’s me above, sharing my story at the Walking Gallery meetup at HIMSS in 2015 –...

Why I joined SPM – and why maybe you should!

Guest post by John Hoben, who joined our Society in 2014 and has been a major contributor to discussions on our member listserv. He recently joined our board of directors. He has a particularly great story – he actually met Doc Tom long ago! – and I asked...

Participatory Medicine: An Administrator’s Point of View

Guest post by Mark Reifsteck [left], who joined our Society in 2014. Follow him on Twitter at @MarkWReifsteck. To become a member, individually or organizationally, see our Join Us page. It started innocently enough: I made an off-handed comment on the SPM member...

on the complexity of problems and ePatients as innovators

One of our Society’s best kept secrets is the composition of our membership. And lately, some of my best collaborations are coming out of conversations with fellow members. Last week, as I frenetically packed for a trip, I was chatting on the phone with our own...

Thanks from the Philippines

In this guest blog post, member Beatrice Tiangco describes some of the pain and suffering in the Philippines after the typhoon and expresses her gratitude for the SPM, local community and overall support. Beatrice Tiangco is a practicing Medical Oncologist from the...

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