A conversation broke out on Twitter this morning about the evolution of online patient communities — how some people prefer to stick with older, familiar, “it just works” technologies rather than try to migrate to a new platform. Catch up by reading this Storify. I’d love to work on this with the health geek tribe […]
Update: the videos are up — thanks, @EinsteinMed! On Friday, I spoke at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, along with Kevin Pho, MD. During a planning call, the symposium organizers had shared results from a faculty survey: Fully two-thirds do not use social tools on a regular basis. Asking them, therefore, to spend a half-day […]
2018 update: Watch a 10-minute video that captures the essentials of peer health advice. Someone recently asked me to name the most exciting innovation in health care today. I think he was hoping for a sexy technology tip, like an app that’s catching fire in the expert patient communities I follow. Nope. I’ve said it […]
Hurricane Sandy “slapped the snark out of Twitter” for media reporter David Carr. In his column today, Carr discusses a newfound sense of community, which will sound familiar to anyone who uses social media to navigate an acute or chronic health condition: – Twitter turns serious during a crisis – Certain users and hashtags can […]
I wrote a long post on e-patients.net about my one day at Medicine 2.0 on Saturday. Here are a few highlights — people who focused on listening to patients and caregivers: “To learn listen well to impressions voiced by patients first” – Sally Okun of PatientsLikeMe closed her presentation with this poem.
– the line I added to my speech on the train up to Philadelphia last Saturday. I wanted to convey to the people attending the 2012 Moebius Syndrome Conference that I admire them and see them as pioneers of peer-to-peer health care. My full post is on e-patients.net: Health Care Hackers