The Society for Participatory Medicine: Ten Years on the Frontier of Better Care
October 17, 2019
12:30pm - 12:50pm
CHC Insight Series Stage
Connected Health - indeed, the whole idea of data-informed healthcare - is just one expression of the broader idea of Participatory Medicine, in which the patient plays an active role. It’s the opposite of treating healthcare as a “car wash,” where you get things sprayed on you. Ten years ago Dr. Danny Sands and his patient “e-Patient Dave” were among the co-founders of the Society for Participatory Medicine, which has advocated for patient data rights, patient engagement, autonomy, and the new world of patient-clinician partnerships.