Last week in Budapest I had the thrill at delivering a guest lecture at Semmelweis University, in the Healthcare Social Media course created by 28 year old wizard and “medical futurist” @Berci (Bertalan Meszko). I’ll have more to say later but I want to get the video posted, because friends familiar with my work are saying “Wow!” about this new approach, and I want to hear why, in the comments! Please speak.
07:30 My talk starts
56:15 Talk ends
73:00 Session ends, followed by Ross Martin’s band doing their rock video “Gimme My DaM Data” :-)
[My appearance in the video is not great – here’s a tip to my Speaker Academy cadets: even if you’ve just been on a redeye then another flight and you’re exhausted and a little sick, look in the mirror before starting your talk! Hair was a mess, trousers drooped, and tie was crooked. Oh well – welcome to the Mad Professor look! And no matter what your obstacles, be great for your audience. It’s about them, not you.]
My thanks once again to this visionary young doctor. (I’m an unpaid advisor to his startup Webicina, which curates medical resources in healthcare social media.) Here’s a snapshot from the lecture.
One last thing – this incredibly good video was edited to completion very quickly, including overcoming some technical obstacles in the hall. Seriously, I’ve seen videos that aren’t this good take a month to do, and this was done in a week. While adding the rock video at the end, the guy chopped off the credits. Here they are:
The original video is on Ross’s ACMImimi site.
Gilles Frydman says
Wow, because this has become a superbly polished concept. Anyone can easily understand what you are presenting and no one can deny the clear value of becoming engaged in one’s care.
Wow, because it is fast becoming a mainstream way of thinking, and as main evengelist, your role in accelerating its acceptance has been primordial.
Wow, because you can only start to imagine what could happen if you push the envelope and start telling these young doctors what true, complete patient-centricity could accomplish. Christensen’s destructive innovation may be an understatement when describing the force of the impact it could have.
Wow, because you use data points and images generated many years ago. All the numbers you use in your example have gone up significantly. My latest one: 847 PubMed abstracts published last month about lung cancer in humans. Who can possibly follow all of it, on their own? No one, obviously. This will be the cornerstone of the central significance of social media for years to come. Unless you are connected, you can’t benefit from the Network effect and the tremendous impact of lay micro-experts . And, if you deal with a significant condition, you cannot, for multiple reasons, obtain optimal care if you do not benefit from the network effect. It’s rather simple.
I could add a dozen wows. Maybe I’ll do that on my blog :-)
Thank you, Dave for doing so much in raising awareness of what appears to us as obvious (but that’s just because we’ve been there) and was so controversial for close to 30 years.
e-Patient Dave says
For those who don’t know, Gilles is one of the true root forces in the e-patient movement, one of the best (if not THE best) friends of Doc Tom, and founder of the ACOR.org cancer patient communities, whose kidney cancer group I joined in 2007, as described in my talk.
Gilles is now one of the founders of Smart Patients, which is now the host of ACOR’s kidney cancer community.
I can’t but agree with Gilles!and also I can’t stop thinking that if both Dave and Gilles were on the floor, last Saturday in Athens at the Patients in Power conference, it would have been evident for the audience, what Dave said about the power of patient networks..
Dr Neelesh says
I do not have the luxury today of either good bandwidth or time today so as to watch the complete video, But i know the arguments well. I am sure you would have been a hit @epatientdave.
Myself, i am hoping i get to meet @Berci on his upcoming India trip.
Astrid Schott says
again a great talk, tailored exactly for the audience- – you manage to get everyone engaged (you definitely moved me in Athens) – you give hope, encouragement and all this could lead to patients and families feeling instantly better because they come out of the passive victim loop – and it will wake up the medical profession leading hopefully to better treatments and a good relationship with their patients.
Warm regards from Berlin, Germany, Astrid