Archive for October 21st, 2009

Journal of Participatory Medicine Launched

October 21, 2009

The Journal of Participatory Medicine was lauched today with a webinar by ePatient Dave. The webinar, titled “How Great EHRs can Empower Participatory Medicine” included a quote from my blog post stating that “If you hav,  not read the e-Patient White Paper, you do not understand the future of medicine.”
On a related note, Roni Zeiger of Google Health posted on Huffington Post “Mission: Transform the Culture of Medicine.” He notes that ” Participatory Medicine is a new approach that encourages and expects active patient involvement in all aspects of care.

In a more surprising development, ePatient Dave notes in today’s post a quote by Marcia Angell, MD, previously of the New England Journal of Medicine, stating “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical
research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted
physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in
this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two
decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” This bombshell is part of an article by her from earlier this year titled, “Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption” Dave calls this A quote I won’t soon forget.

How is this connected with paticipatory medicine and epatients? Perhaps a shift a trust from traditional culture of medicine to one which is patient-focused and patient driven rather than driven by money.

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