What fun THIS was. On the spur of the moment, people backstage convinced me to insert a few seconds of The e-Patient Rap, written by health IT blogger Keith Boone (@Motorcycle_Guy on Twitter). Keith, you rock!
Two wonderful things about this:
- There were numerous patient speakers at this event. First time I’ve ever seen that! That’s why I inserted a new slide at the start of my talk: “The Year of Patients Rising”
- At the end of my talk, the audience joined in (900 people!) in chanting: “Let Patients Help! Let Patients Help!”
See also the basement interview we did later that day, with Dutch medical association magazine Medisch Contact.
This TEDx event was organized by Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre. (Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands; in that country, “UMCs” are equivalent to America’s AMCs (academic medical centers).)