Speaking isn’t just a business – it’s a vehicle for accomplishing what we really need: changing how people think … especially, empowering them to take effective action, to become involved in their health. Here’s a photo from a speech to radiologists, encouraging them to share images with patients:[Read more…]
This is my second speech to NNLM, the Network of the National Library of Medicine. As I said in announcing the first one,
Medical librarians (“medlibs”) have always been a magical resource, to me, because in addition to helping researchers and medicos, they can help ordinary people dig up information they need but don’t know where to find. It’s truly empowering.
I’m thrilled to share the next great news in the recovery and reboot of the healthcare conference world. Two weeks ago I shared “We’re back!” about my next real-life keynote in Berlin – the first in two years. Now this, also the first in two years: FHIR DevDays, the twice-annual conference for software developers working on FHIR, the health data interoperability standard I’ve often blogged about. I’m equally thrilled to again be the DevDays Patient Track lead. It will be so good to see people again and enjoy the random encounters in hallways and pubs.[Read more…]
I have a new diagnosis. This post starts with a little history for context.
Ten years ago, three years into evangelizing patient engagement based on my kidney cancer story, I posted Time to practice what I preach: I have skin cancer again. Noting the pattern that highly engaged patients everywhere follow, I blogged that it was time to …[Read more…]
The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) continues to lead the world in patient & public partnership with clinicians, including more coverage of patient empowerment topics than anyone else I know in medical publishing. Some of the issues are unique to Britain but many are global cultural issues – not least being the balance of power between clinicians and the patients they serve.[Read more…]
I mentioned last week that there’s been an upsurge in people reaching out to carry forward the message we e-patients have been evangelizing for ages. Hallelujah!
That post was an interview for the HIMSS Learning Network. Today’s is really exciting: Harry Glorikian, author of MoneyBall Medicine, has a new book coming, The Future You, about the new world of data-empowered medicine, with a rebranded podcast to match, and he asked me to be his first guest! Ya think I was ready for that?? It went great – so great he made it his first two episodes![Read more…]