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How to Prepare for a Second Opinion Doctor Appointment

November 10, 2015 by Joan Justice

Second Opinion Doctor Appointment

A second opinion will help you learn more about your illness and treatment options. But doctor appointments can be scary, overwhelming and intimidating. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your second opinion appointment.[read more]


Patient Survey Shows How Patients Use Online Information

March 25, 2014 by Joan Justice

patient survey

A recent survey of cancer patients by Patient Power yielded amazingly powerful results. Almost 1300 patients responded to the survey, 72% from the US and the rest from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America. Patients surveyed noted that they checked for online updates surprisingly often.[read more]

The STAT Ten: Michael Seres, A Digital Health Patient, Participant and Hero

September 17, 2013 by John Nosta

Michael Seres

The term “e-patient” has become a hot topic yet actually I believe that access to information means that every patient is empowered, can be educated and informed or whatever “e” you wish to stick in front of a word. However it is to what degree the patient chooses to use that empowerment that counts.[read more]

Patient Power: Many Miles Traveled, Many More to Go

April 21, 2012 by Andrew Schorr

There is another part of the patient empowerment movement that is yet to come: having the medical community – not just the doctors, but their administrative surrogates, including the professionals who run their societies, their hospitals and their clinics, understand that we patients must be in control, not them. Not only is it our health on the line and our decisions to make, but we are their customers.[read more]

Video:Is Technology Changing the Doctor-Patient Relationship?

February 11, 2012 by Fred Pennic

With preventable medical conditions such as obesity continuing to grow so does the need for patient involved healthcare. The doctor-patient relationship is critically important to bridging the gap between passive patients and informed medical consumers. Innovative technologies are the enabling factor for this, but are they succeeding — and how long will it be before we start seeing significant changes?[read more]

More Than a 50/50 Chance, the Emergence of the e-Patient

January 28, 2012 by Katie Stensberg

The other night when I began watching the movie 50/50, there it was within the first 15 minutes – health care communicators can no longer ignore the number of patients who are looking online for health information.[read more]

How to Prepare For and Execute An Online Presence

November 22, 2011 by Howard Luks

Establishing a digital presence is rapidly becoming a necessity for healthcare professionals, medical practices, and institutions. Many have recognized this fact… yet many more have not. At its heart, digital media is about people, it is about relationships, and it is about communication. A social media presence is about educating, engaging and growing your audience, improving outcomes, compliance, and potentially the bottom line of your practice.[read more]

Physician Websites: Five Good Ways to Connect With Patients

November 19, 2011 by Nrip Nihalani

A well planned and feature rich practice website allows physicians to assist patients in their day-to-day living by providing timely solutions for all their health queries even after a visit. For a patient, this continued access to expert medical advice via simple online tools is one of the most cherished features of any e-practice.[read more]

The Positive Power of Talking Heads

November 17, 2011 by Andrew Schorr

Last week I wrote about the power of patients getting together and trading stories. As I wrote then, meeting in-person is simply unmatched. But now we have something almost as good – connecting on video to make a human connection: “Talking Heads for better Health,” if you will.[read more]

Back to Basics… The (lost) Art of The Patient-Physician Interaction

October 26, 2011 by Howard Luks

The art of the physical examination, the art of the interaction between a patient and a physician is being lost. Is it because of technology? Perhaps, a little. Is it because of other issues — such as time constraints, decrease in reimbursements, heightened risk aversion due to fear and malpractice — yes.[read more]

Tell Us YOUR Story – Patient Centered Care

October 23, 2011 by Howard Luks

HealthCare and Social Media… It Matters! It Works! Tell Me Your Story… “Let Patients Heal Healthcare” @epatientDave[read more]

Increasing Patient Satisfaction Through Website Features

October 17, 2011 by Nrip Nihalani

A satisfied patient is a doctor’s most powerful marketing asset.[read more]