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Welcome New Members!

Thank you for joining SPM, showing your support for Participatory Medicine:

“Participatory Medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and in which providers encourage and value them as full partners.”

Read our manifesto, adopted in 2018.

Welcome to the organization — we’re pleased to have you join us! (If you joined SPM as an individual, your organization can also show its support by becoming a corporate member.) It’s no coincidence that our home page image shows a Habitat for Humanity team working together to build something new.


SPM Connect

You will be subscribed automatically to our members-only community forums, SPM Connect within 2 days. Once subscribed (you’ll receive a separate notice), you can access the SPM Connect forums here. This is the primary meeting place where members share ideas and bounce opinions with one another, with people and professionals from diverse backgrounds.


Get Involved today!

Our Social Media


Our Publications

Our origins and additional resources

  • Learn about “Doc Tom” Ferguson, the true visionary who coined the term “e-patient” in the 1990s, and accurately foresaw what was starting to happen. The colleagues he collected are the founders of our society.
  • Our manifesto: the e-Patient White Paper (PDF), in English and Spanish
  • Wikipedia pages for participatory medicine and e-patient


Thanks again -– dive in, and spread the word. Participate!

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