e-Patients Blog

Our blog highlights items of interest to those in the world of e-patients and participatory medicine. Some of our most popular topics include e-patient stories, e-patient resources, problems in healthcare, medical records, news & gossip, patient networks, policy issues, positive patterns, patient/doctor co-care, patients as teachers, reforming healthcare, trends & principles, and why participatory medicine. Our newest blog posts are below.

Care Coordination, The Holy Grail of Good Medicine

Appropriate patient care revolves around a team of individuals that includes the patient, a variety of clinicians and other providers, caretakers and patient advocates. The members of this team must collaborate to ensure that the best possible decisions are made on...

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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 - more on this in a...

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Learning More from ‘Less is More’ Medicine

(part three of three) Lessons from Quebec for Choosing Wisely and Less is More Medicine After a busy few days tracking topics around the researchers and policy-makers at a recent "Preventing Overdiagnosis" conference in Quebec aimed at reducing over-treatment in...

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How many tries does it take to flip a physician?

(chapter two of three) Watching physicians pivot from 'More is Better' to 'Less is More' For British cardiologist David Warriner it all began when he was a trainee MD and it was his job to organize the daily tests ordered on the ward. Time and again he found himself...

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Health Partner or Care Partner?

Navigating the health journey is complex, treacherous, and emotional. Few can successfully navigate alone. The health partner/care partner helps you navigate the health journey. They commit to being your wing person, your chief of staff, a person you trust to problem solve and hang in there with you. So is this person a health or care partner?

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Lived Experience + Expertise = Value

Recently I connected a patient expert in insurance and provider billing with a patient at the tail end of chemo struggling with huge unexpected bills. I introduced a cancer survivor with web design skills to a patient advocate setting up a new blog. I linked a parent...

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