Amy Tenderich is the engine behind DiabetesMine, “a gold mine of straight talk and encouragement for people living with diabetes.” Hearing her speak at Health 2.0 was a highlight of the conference for me and she just co-authored a book, so I wanted to bring her over to our page and ask a few questions […]
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The Health 2.0 conference was an opportunity to learn about an amazing array of emerging technologies and, for me, to connect them to a bigger vision of what’s happened and what’s next. Here is the text of my remarks, annotated with as many links as I can (in case you want to dig deeper): The […]
When in 2002 we came out with our bold new concept of “information therapy” I was sure that Tom would love the idea of doctors or health plans prescribing information to consumers. He didn’t. He was concerned that the prescribed information from clinicians would undermine the patient’s right or ability to search for information from other self-helpers…
…I think I am there—but then Tom might still not agree—for I still think that the self-help world will work better when the patient is also being prescribed information as a part of the process of care.