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.

The S’mores Circle

This time of the year is often filled with reflection and a retrospective review of our lives with a focus on lifestyle changes we hope to attain in the New Year. It’s a time where regrets can be erased by future aspirations. Many of us set resolutions, which I...

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Communicate What? #CarePlanning

I want to share a family story and show how it connects to something we'll all face, where real participatory thinking - and communication - make all the difference. My wife and I built a house together - the whole house, everything except drilling the well. While...

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Thanksgiving Letter to my Doctor

Coming from Romania 15 years ago, Thanksgiving was not a big thing for me. I didn’t quite grasp the holiday. My husband cooked and celebrated, and I helped and observed it in a detached way. 11 years ago, it was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I was 22 weeks...

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OpenID HEART: Sharing our data gives patients power

On September 26, 2016, President Obama recognized Health IT Week by saying: We have worked to clarify an individual’s legal right to access their health information and transmit it where they choose—whether it’s to a family member or to their smartphone. These efforts...

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Why We Are Losing the Battle Against Infectious Disease

Antibiotics and similar drugs, called antimicrobial agents, have been used successfully for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. However, these drugs have been used so widely and for so long, that the infectious organisms the antibiotics...

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We’re partnering to support The Big Heist!

The Society of Participatory Medicine (SPM) is excited to announce that we're partnering with The Big Heist to accelerate building a Health 3.0 world, where patients actively participate and are empowered to control and improve their care. The Big Heist will be a...

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