Atul Gawande can shine a bright spotlight, even with just a few tweets. On Saturday he linked to an article about new social media guidelines for physicians which states: Aside from not “friending” patients [on Facebook], the guidelines also recommend the following to physicians: • Don’t use text messaging for medical interactions, even with established […]
I can’t imagine conducting research, especially about the internet, without welcoming people into the process, so I wrote up some examples of how I use social tools in my work.
New concepts need gimmicks. Proven concepts do not. The phenomenon of using the internet to gather and share health information is now mainstream. It’s time to change how we talk about it, revising and maybe even retiring certain terms. Carlos Rizo and I invite you (everyone!) to join our discussion on Wed. Sept. 1 at […]
Amy Tenderich weighs in on the name debate: patient vs. consumer. Almost anything is better than cyberchondriac or medical googler, but e-patient is still my favorite.
This is the second in a series of posts about the California HealthCare Foundation’s Chronic Disease Care conference (the first was Happy Dogs in a Pile of Sticks). Patient Voices: Managing Chronic Conditions, Living our Lives Ted Eytan snapped a photo that captured this session: Patient Involvement Makes People Smile Here is each person’s story:
Ted Eytan’s Photo Friday features a crowd of chronic disease care providers listening to patients tell their stories — and smiling as they see the impact of what they do. As I wrote in the comments, I’ll post here soon with more notes, but this photo is a good start toward understanding the impact of […]