Patient voices are now being accepted (and sometimes even invited) as authors in peer reviewed publications, a sure sign of culture change in medicine. Patients being in the literature is important, because it’s what future scientists will build on as they create the next generation of literature. Essentially, if you’re not in the literature, science has no way to build on your thoughts.
Below is a list of my most cited works. For a longer list, here are my author pages on two search engines:
- Google Scholar: my work as first or second author has been cited 417 times (see Google Scholar screen capture at right); my h-index is 10 (a measure of breadth and frequency of one’s citations – more on this below)
- PubMed (the National Library of Medicine’s index)
Altmetrix: As another sign of culture change, it’s interesting to see below that The BMJ is now using Altmetrix as a measure of document performance. Altmetrix pays attention to public “citing” of a paper, i.e. social media discussion – a distinctly different measure than what other scientists notice. Importantly, old media have a lag time: it takes years for new work to make a splash there. Altmetrix is new media: it measures immediate impact in today’s discussions.
Last updated July 2023
Per Google Scholar
Selected additional articles
Additional papers and articles on topics I consider vital in the evolution of care to be more patient centered.
- Open access as a revolution: knowledge alters power Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2019 – transcript of my first keynote ever, at Eysenbach’s Medicine 2.0 Congress in Toronto, Sept. 2009 – the origin of the movement battle cry “Gimme My Damn Data”
- Importance of Including Patients in Designing Care. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2022 (with medical futurist Bertalan Meskó MD, PhD)
- Open Notes Shines Light on Errors in Patient Medical Records. MedPage Today, 2021
- Can a compelling graphic lead to better care plans? BMJ Blogs, 2017