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.

“Have you seen the stuff Jarche writes?”

The image above is from the blog post described below. SPM board member-at-large Peter Elias MD is a recently retired family physician who says he's always practiced participatory medicine, long before he knew it had a name. He's contributing a terrific amount of his...

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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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