That’s a line from an essay entitled “cri de cure” by Ethan Perlstein. I tweeted it and got some great replies: Hahaha. I’m often asked by medical teams if I am a MD or nurse. I tell them ‘no,but I have a PhD when it comes to my daughter’ – @SolidFooting Yes! I know more […]
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The Center for Connected Health did a lovely job with their symposium videos, split-screening so you can see the slides. My speech is up, along with all the other keynotes: Full text (or a version of it) is available here, along with a discussion thread.
What if we redefined the Quantified Self movement to include everyone who keeps a pair of “skinny jeans” in their closet? What if the 85% of U.S. adults who own a cell phone understood that it’s potentially a tool for health tracking? What if everyone designing health care tools first talked with patients and caregivers […]
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 […]
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.
What evidence would you bring to convince cancer researchers and policy makers to pay attention to how the internet is changing health and health care? That’s my challenge for the Dec. 14 meeting of the President’s Cancer Panel, “The Future of Cancer Research: Accelerating Scientific Innovation” (PDF of the agenda).