Two videos recently impressed me with their use of illustration and narration to educate an audience about health. First, the most recent video by Mike Evans, MD, who curates My Favourite Medicine: Second, one by the 6-year-old son of Joyce Lee, MD, MPH: Joyce wrote a thoughtful post about why she helped her son create […]
peer-to-peer health care
This is a highlight reel of my keynote at last year’s Medicine 2.0 conference. I’ll be speaking at Medicine 2.0 Boston on Sept. 15 to discuss patient-provider collaboration for patient safety.
This post was published in 2011 and the themes ring true today. Only the survey data is out of date. For updated technology adoption trends, follow @PewInternet or refer to their fact sheets. A 2018 national survey found that half of young adults seek peer health advice online. I was honored to give the closing […]
Here’s my simple definition of peer-to-peer healthcare: Patients and caregivers know things — about themselves, about each other, about treatments — and they want to share what they know to help other people. Technology helps to surface and organize that knowledge to make it useful for as many people as possible. An idea whose time […]
PatientsLikeMe opened up to every condition today. From their press release: Today, PatientsLikeMe (www.patientslikeme.com) announces the expansion of its platform and invites patients with any condition to join. The five-year-old free online health data-sharing website was previously only available to patients with 22 chronic conditions (including ALS, Parkinson’s disease, HIV, depression, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and organ […]
For this Grand Rounds, I chose David C. Kibbe & Joseph C. Kvedar’s article, “Building a Research Agenda for Participatory Medicine” (JoPM, Vol. 1, 2009). I will highlight two of their “ready-to-go” research questions: What is the role of coaching in sparking and supporting increased participation over time? What can we learn from research on […]