Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dr. Dan and I speak at Connected Health

Videos added 11/23/08, slides added 11/25/08. Original post (text only) is at bottom, posted 10/29/08.

The talk was 55 minutes long. There are six clips, because YouTube's limit is 10 minutes per clip. The slides aren't legible in the video, so I added them below the last clip.

Part 1: Reconnecting and Agenda Setting

Part 2: Discovery and Diagnosis

Part 3: How We Used e-Tools

Part 4: Outcome and Insights

Part 5: Audience Discussion

Part 6: The e-Patient Perspective

The slides: (click the slide-screen icon at bottom right to go full screen, again to restore view)

Illness in the Age of \'e\'
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Original text post:

As regular readers know, yesterday [10/28/08] was the long-awaited day when my doctor (Danny Sands) and I spoke at the Sixth Annual Connected Health Symposium, a two-day event at Harvard Medical School. We presented "Illness in the Age of 'e'," the story of how we used Internet technology (and e-patient principles) to improve how things went during my cancer adventure last year.

At dinner the night before I was privileged to sit next to Matthew Holt, famed author of The Health Care Blog, the world's most-read healthcare blog (80,000 readers). He's also the honcho of the Health 2.0 conference, a huge annual event on the west coast.

Matthew attended our session Tuesday, and before boarding the plane, what was the only session he blogged about? John Kerry's keynote Monday? Regina Herzlinger's featured address? No, he wrote about the Dave & Danny show.

Of course, for me this is huge fun. But I'm also very moved by the idea that the principles we're working for in the e-patient group are starting to get some big-time visibility.

Matthew's brief post is here. More to come, he says.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Dave --

    This most recent post and the link to Mathew Holt's own blog are outstanding! That you persist in this very important work is one of the MANY reasons I believe you have survived. What you are doing is not easy. It requires time, energy, dedication, not a little stubbornness and a very direct connection between you and your fellow creatures. I am very grateful that you are making a tremendous impact on the lives of countless patients now and to come, but even more on the consciousness of the medical establishment. You are truly building bridges across which a steady flow of traffic is already in motion and which will impact the realities of healthcare indefinitely. Wow, Dave, wow!

    Jere Jacob


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