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Inspire Grows Online Patient Community To One Million Strong

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Inspire, the social network for patients. In 2014, I organized a patient panel for the annual NESHCo conference to showcase the role that online communities played in the lives of these individuals and their families. 223 more words


Tell the NHS your experiences with health information and communication

Six months ago NHS England launched its Accessible Information Standard (AIS) and they are asking the public and health professionals whether they have used the AIS and if there have been any problems. 518 more words


The Power of a Patient's Voice

My friends at Inspire.com sent me a link to this amazing article in STAT. The story is by Bob Tedeschi (@bobtedeschi).  Bob is a senior writer… 191 more words

Patient Communities

Apps to help manage medication and health

This Thursday (3rd November) there’s a pharmacy Twitter chat about using smartphones, apps and social media for help with medication, so I thought readers might like to contribute. 270 more words

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Thoughts on Patient Empowerment

I recently read two articles by Dr. Niran S. Al-Agba, a pediatrician in Washington State and blogger at MommyDoc. I discovered her posts through… 766 more words

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How I got a Life I Love Despite Chronic Illness

Quality of life doesn’t come already packaged in silver and glitter when you have a chronic illness. Nor do half-decent health and hard working doctors. If I don’t stay conscious of what quality of life means to me, my world falls apart at the seams. 757 more words

Chronic And Mental Illness

A Day Dedicated to ePatients

Tuesday was a remarkable day. For me, it started out in the mountains of New Hampshire at the New Hampshire Hospital Association’s Annual Meeting. I was invited to introduce the day’s keynote speaker, ePatient Dave (Dave deBronkart). 394 more words

Patient Empowerment