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Online Patient Engagement Course Well Worth It!

I am taking Stanford University’s course, Engage and Empower Me: Patient Engagement Design  and I am very happy with the experience. This course is open to anyone and is really about How to engage patients to improve the healthcare experience for all. This class is the first of a series of courses to be offered by MedicineX and the new Stanford Medicine X Academy. As stated in the course description, the goal of the course is: “ to educate you about participatory medicine and empower you to create a more inclusive, collaborative healthcare system for ...

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If medtech wants to start attaching things to my body outside of the clinic, we better talk

(This post was originally published on MedTech Views) The practice of medicine is meant to keep people well or help them get well so they can live a full, productive life. Technology provides tools toward that goal. It can help relieve pain and suffering or prevent it. But too often we get so excited about technology we lose sight of what’s really important, helping human beings live better. And when it comes to the millions of people living with chronic conditions, and now “chronic cancers”, we need to really understand their lives with an illness to know how ...

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#ESMO14 Tidbits

ESMO 2014 is taking place now in Madrid, Spain. The ESMO website summarizes the goal and theme of the conference as follows: "The theme for ESMO 2014 is ‘Precision Medicine in Cancer Care.’ Whether you are a medical or surgical oncologist or a radiation oncologist, immunologist or pathologist, practising precision medicine means we are all working towards a common goal – improved patient outcomes. This is the ultimate goal of ESMO 2014. Attendees can expect detailed exploration of the practical, political, and financial issues that stand between our ideals and ...

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What is an Empowered Patient?

What is an Empowered Patient? Do you know? Watch Andrew Schorr explain:  

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