Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Patients Engaged the Right way

Proptional shared decions.. Visual aids depicting simply the side effects, risks and outcomes of each potential rx.. The patient decides, the physician does not pout, prod or punish.. Why is this so hard? Because the system that prods the MD rewards the wrong things.
Watch this outstanding 20 min talk from @vmontori an internist at Mayo, father of "minimally disruptive medicine," then ask the same questions of your own MD ‪#‎s4pm‬ ‪#‎sdm‬ ‪#‎complexcare‬

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Too Little Too Late or Pretty Great? You Decide.

The image above came straight off my TV screen during the breakfast news on CBS last week. I had very conflicted feelings. On hand one, it was great to see the topic get such wide play in such a prominent place, and with excellent bullet points too. But on the other hand, for how many years have how many people from all walks of healthcare been screaming the same thoughts from the rooftops?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Caloric BurnOff Ratio (ouch!) In a Neat Graphic

Graphic arts have been a big interest of mine for years and I love all the great visuals attached to health messaging today. Below a clever message about nutrition (via @kimwhit) that I especially enjoyed while being reminded of my former life back by the Bay:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

E-Patients and Mental Health, Part Two

(second in a two part series posted for Mental Health Awareness Day)
What is the "E-Patient" movement and how might it converge today with the mental health community? That is the question we asked in the opener to this series. This second installment is a snapshot of recent topics in the E-Patient communty, through the eyes of yours truly, a year-long member of The Society for Participatory Medicine (aka @s4pm on Twitter).

What is an 'E-Patient'?
Despite the "E" in the term, being an E-Patient (as @s4pm uses that term) is not only about using online information for offline health.  As shown in the button above, the "E" also stands for equipped, enabled, engaged, and empowered. To this foursome, many observers add "electronic" since so many of us do connect via web sites and social media.