UPDATE: On August 12, I’ll moderate a discussion about prioritizing patient engagement and inclusion of patient-generated COVID-19 data in clinical registries. It is being offered free and open to the public. Read a preview post and register here for the webinar. Every day I see a new example of a survey or other tool to […]
A community colleague asked for advice about how an organization can boost the signal for their patient registry. Recruitment levels are not what they expected and nowhere near what they need. I’m sharing what I wrote back so that others can chime in with their advice in the comments. First, look at what successful registries […]
I’m honoring the contributions of my community colleagues over the years by pulling out some of their best comments and quotes. Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, in response to “A field guide to The Diagnosis Difference” (2013): My advice to a person or parent of a child newly diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis would be: “I can only imagine […]
The internet gives us access not only to information, but also to each other. That deceptively simple insight, gained from years of research, contains so much of the hope I have for the future of health and health care. When we get sick or receive a new diagnosis, we often feel alone, but we shouldn’t. […]
It’s been a busy few weeks and I’d love to share a few items in one post: I served as the emcee at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation‘s Data for Health report release event. I attempted to capture the spirit of the event in this Storify. Here’s a post I wrote about the Data for Health initiative: Imagining […]
I shadowed a mom and her 5-year-old with CF from afar for 24 hours. It taught me more than I could have imagined about living with a life-shortening disease — and about myself. This “empathy exercise” was organized by Smart Patients, an online community where patients and caregivers learn from each other.