I first met the folks at Symplur in Paris France, at the fantastic Doctors 2.0 conference that is run by Denise Silber. According to their website, the firm’s mission is “connecting the dots in healthcare social media”.
Medicine X is an academic conference designed for everyone. As part of that inclusive mission, we’ve created special programs designed to encourage ePatients, academic scholars and students to participate in the conference. We are proud to announce our Global Access Program, which will allow anyone who can’t join us at Stanford to attend virtually through a high-quality streaming webcast. And the price to view the webcast is one that anyone can afford: it’s free.
Join us here on Wednesday, August 21 at 8pm ET | 7pm CT | 5pm PT for a live hangout with Dr. Roni Zeiger and Britt Johnson. We’ll broadcast the hangout via Google+. You can bookmark this page and return here on the 21st to watch live.
In early 2013 Roni Zeiger, MD proclaimed that patients are micro-experts in their own diseases. He and his partners at Smart Patients are building a platform to help patients collaborate as a network of experts. Roni is the former Chief Health Strategist at Google where he led efforts ranging from Google Flu Trends to Symptom Search.
Britt Johnson is a 2012 Medicine X ePatient and a member of the 2013 Medicine X ePatient Advisory Board. She has been featured in Medicine X Films, and blogs about her experience as a patient with rheumatoid arthritis at TheHurtBlogger.
We asked Roni and Britt to join us for the next Medicine X hangout to discuss expert patients, online engagement and the benefits of physician-designers. We’ll be taking questions via a simultaneous tweetchat as well. To participate and submit questions, follow and use the #MedX hashtag. We look forward to seeing you here on Wednesday, August 21st!
Medicine X is pleased to announce its ePatient eBook, entitled Our ePatients. The book is designed to provide insight into our 2013 Stanford Medicine X e-Patient Scholarship program and will share the stories of the 34 ePatient scholars attending the conference September 27-29, 2013.
I’m proud to announce our design thinking core theme for Medicine X this year! A perennial favorite, our design core theme aims to bring all stakeholders closer to the design process in order to help spark innovation from those at the front lines of healthcare.
I’m so delighted to announce the return of “From Paris to Palo Alto | Doctors 2.0 & You - Medicine X” for 2013. I can’t wait to head to Paris in a few months to hear and see what is happening in European eHealth at our partner conference, Doctors 2.0 & You, organized by Ms. Denise Silber. Continue Reading →
Medicine X is an open access conference. We believe in wide dissemination of the information presented at our conference, without barriers to access. Our Global Access program livestream was a very successful method to accomplish that goal. In an initiative we are calling First Look, we are proud to provide a second component after access: timely publication.
A few months ago, my 5-year-old nephew broke his arm while running through his house. It turned out he was fine and my sister’s concern over her son’s welfare eventually gave way to financial frustration. The total cost for X-rays and a tiny cast: more than $800, which, of course, fell shy of the family’s insurance plan deductible.
“Is it just me?” my sister asked in a family email, “or does this seem seriously out of whack?”
If Brad Weinberg, cofounder of both the social wellness platform Shapeup and the seed accelerator Blueprint Health, has his way, more and more people will be asking just that question over the coming decade. Continue Reading →
In a small town in Northern California called Yountville, above the door leaving the one of the world’s most celebrated kitchens, is a ceramic tile with the word “Finesse” accompanied by its definition. I know this because each year I have a thank you lunch for the students in my lab. They get to select the restaurant and we usually end up at the French Laundry (always ask for a tour of the kitchen, it is amazing). Mr. Keller signs his books with the inscription, “It’s all about the finesse“. That has been my mantra as organizing chairman of Medicine 2.o @ Stanford. This was an artisan conference, handcrafted with love. So, I’m going to tell you the story about how we made the Medicine 2.0 @ Stanford conference badges.
Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. The Medicine X initiative is designed to explore the potential of social media and information technology to advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. The “X” is meant to evoke a move beyond numbers and trends—it represents the infinite possibilities for current and future information technologies to improve health.
Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by 1R13 HS21823-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.