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E-patients – Engaged, Empowered, and Enabled : One Patient's Story

October 8, 2011 by Aniruddha Malpani

It’s fitting that in a book which talks about how we can use Information Therapy to put patients first , the last word goes to the most important person in the healthcare space – the patient![read more]

The Web-Savvy Patient: Jane Brody and Me

October 5, 2011 by Andrew Schorr

I self-published The Web-Savvy Patient a few months ago through great services provided by a division of Amazon that got the book out. A copy of my book went to the famous Jane Brody, author, and New York Times personal health columnist. She said she’d take a look. And then, well over a month later the phone rang.[read more]

Is Your Doctor a God or a Guide?

October 4, 2011 by John Worth

Patients want to be taken seriously; they want to take an active role in their healthcare and Bas Bloem says it’s time for doctors to descend from their ivory towers and to become a guide, a coach in the life of patients. These are new roles for both patients and doctors but that doesn’t mean the patient will take over and become the boss – it simply means that collaboration can be significantly beneficial to both parties.[read more]

The Age of the ePatient: Not Quite There Yet

July 26, 2011 by Glenn Laffel

The Internet has transformed every aspect of health care. Online communities provide new forms of support for people with a thousand different medical conditions.[read more]

The Birth of an *e*-Patient

July 4, 2011 by Howard Luks

A Surgeon and his patient converse about treatment options and healthcare problems over social media and an E-patient is born.[read more]