This talk, last Wednesday in Stockholm, was for a significantly more academic audience than I usually face: A packed room at Karolinska Institute, the university that is the home of the Nobel Prize. The purpose in this case was to kindle some significantly new thoughts in a super-sharp audience: 20 researchers, 10 patients, 5 students, 5 healthcare professionals, academic think tank leaders, leaders in healthcare professional bodies, 5 health care professionals , 7 health care designers. A lot of people also had more than one role. Wow!
The event was part of an important Karolinska project called “Today’s Patient” (“Dagens patient”). It’s got e-patient written all over it. (This is a continuation of last Thursday’s post of my talks Monday and Tuesday at Digital Health Days in Stockholm. The closing panel video is up now.)
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(How about the nifty video editing by Anders Westin?? I don’t know how he did some of that magic! For fun he also created another “mash-up” of the song Gimme My DaM Data and photos from the day – I’ll add that at bottom.)
At the start you’ll see the introduction by Karolinska’s Pär Hoglund and Sara Riggare. Pär is, among other things, one of Sara’s academic supervisors. Sara is a Parkinsons patient (highly activated e-patient) and member of the Society for Participatory Medicine; she was the ringleader of this invitation, as she also was for my World Parkinson Congress talk, which I blogged about last November.
As I said, the purpose in this case was to kindle some significantly new thoughts in a super-sharp audience of academics and innovators in the Swedish system. Did it work? Well, yesterday I learned that they’ve decided to translate my book Let Patients Help into Swedish. I’d say that’s a win.:-)
- This event’s page, including links to other remarkable information from Experio, a company who presented and brought some of their “empathy equipment” to help experience what some diseases are like! Check it out!
And here’s the four minute photo / video / audio mash-up of the song that Anders created. (Email subscribers, it’s here.)