I learned today (via Twitter!) that TED.com has posted my TEDx Maastricht talk, with its rallying cry “Let Patients Help,” on the TED.com home page. Wow.
For those who don’t know, TED.com is the “real” TED event’s website. TEDx conferences are smaller, independently organized events, with varying formats. So it’s quite a thrill to have a TEDx video promoted to the “big TED” site.
Plus, this is a new edit, with fancier mixing of the slides and the video. (The earlier one is here.)
My deepest thanks to Lucien Engelen of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center in the Netherlands, and his colleague Corine Jansen, who handled so many event details. And their whole team. The entire event was top-notch.
As I say at the beginning and end of the video, the entire talk is inspired by the many e-patients and empowering, participatory clinicians (doctors, nurses, everyone) who for many years have practiced this creed: Let Patients Help.
To read more about those pioneers, see the e-Patient White Paper “e-Patients: How They Can Help Us Heal Healthcare” on the right side of e-patients.net. That’s the document that blew my mind in January 2008 and set me on this path.