I will be heading to San Francisco this week to attend the Chronic Disease Care conference sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation. Registration is closed but I promise to take notes on as many panels as possible. Please help me choose from the smorgasbord of topics and I’ll make you a plate.
Jen McCabe Gorman drew a picture at HealthCampDC on Friday that I really liked. Luckily, I found this image of her Medicine 2.0 presentation, so nobody has to decipher my sketch. Click image to view full size original. The one difference is that, on Friday, Jen pointed out that the outer square (“content”) is Health […]
I think participatory medicine is what Eric Raymond calls a “plausible promise”: something big enough to inspire interest yet achievable enough to inspire confidence. Reforming health care is too big for most people to grasp; creating spaces for participatory medicine is not. E-patients are already finding, sharing, and mashing up health information online. If you […]
I’ll be in Boston tomorrow for a World Congress Leadership Summit. The organizers certainly use all the right key words to describe the event; I’m kind of hoping the presenters get to wear purple robes or something to match the superlatives. The next conference I’ll attend will be in DC. I asked Josh Seidman, president […]
I had the pleasure of being a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation yesterday, along with Dr. Scott Haig and Dr. Ted Eytan, to talk about “Do-It-Yourself Diagnosis on the Web.” (For a substantive summary of the show, check out Josh Seidman’s recap.) The producers were smart to kick things off with Dr. Haig’s […]
The Pew Internet Project has found that the internet has a significant impact on decisions about which school to attend, but it does not play a big role in other “major life moments.” Is there something similar in health care? Are there conditions and diseases which are more likely to yield to an e-patient’s ability to change the outcome? Is it enough that e-patients are more informed and feel empowered by information, or should we expect more?