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Rapid Streptococcal Antigen Detection Test Performed by Parents of Children with Sore Throat

It has long been our belief that patients and their families are the largest and least well-utilized resource for contributing to the provision of high quality health care, and that efforts should be made when possible to welcome and empower patients and their families, more as colleagues in the health care process than as passive-dependent recipients.

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Rapid Streptococcal Antigen Detection Test Performed by Parents of Children with Sore Throat

It has long been our belief that patients and their families are the largest and least well-utilized resource for contributing to the provision of high quality health care, and that efforts should be made when possible to welcome and empower patients and their families, more as colleagues in the health care process than as passive-dependent recipients.

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Electronic Screening to Increase Identification of Risk: Lessons Learned in the Implementation of an mHealth Risk Assessment Strategy in an Urban Primary Care Environment

Use of Conjoint Analysis to Determine Patient Preferences for Surgical Treatment of Urethral Stricture Disease

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A Framework for Designing Digital Health Tools with Empathy

Empathy is a fundamental principle of medicine, yet it is often overlooked in the design of digital health tools. This omission may undermine the main purpose of these tools — to engage patients in order to improve outcomes. The author offers a straightforward way to effectively incorporate empathy into the design of patient-facing digital health tools.

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Out-of-Network Provider Billed as In-Network: My Appeal Process

Collaboration and Information: Conquering My Uterus

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Our Field Advances: Participatory Health Research Library Project to Begin

The best possible future for the medical professions must necessarily include the contributions of activated, engaged patients. The new Society for Participatory Medicine-Weill Cornell Participatory Health Research Library will strengthen the field of participatory medicine by providing ready access to literature supporting our initiatives.

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Alternative Sources of Health Care On Every Corner and in Cyberspace

Considering the Evidence: Experience vs. Experiment

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Just Text Me: Using SMS Technology for Collaborative Patient Mood Charting

Mood 24/7 is an innovation in traditional mood charting that uses text-messaging technology and may increase patient engagement and accuracy in reporting mood symptoms.

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Implementing an Interoperable Personal Health Record in Pediatrics: Lessons Learned at an Academic Children’s Hospital

Innovations in Participatory Medicine: The Advent of Do-It-Yourself Blood Glucose Monitoring

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International Workshop on Infrastructures for Health Care: Patient-Centered Care and Patient Generated Data

Technology is allowing more and more patients to become health data “prosumers” (producers and consumers), potentially promoting richer, more participatory forms of patient-doctor relations. But certain challenges must be overcome before patient-generated data sharing can become a part of everyday clinical work.

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Book Review: The Girl on the 6th Floor

Book Review: A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You — And Why

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