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Should Hospital Patients Have Bedside Access to Their Complete Medical Records?

Patients benefit from having access to their complete medical record. Information can empower patients to participate in their care, decrease the anxiety brought on by uncertainty about their condition, and increase their awareness of health care providers’ efforts on their behalf.

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Lessons Learned in Implementing Patient Family Advisory Councils in Ontario

Patient Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) have been emerging across Ontario to provide a platform for patient engagement in health care. This study looks at how effective PFACs work and how PFACs can improve quality of care as perceived by patients.

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Activating Racial and Ethnic Minorities to Engage in Preventive Health: Patient Preferences for Health Reminders

Finding the Patient Voice in Research Activities: Perspectives of Patient Advisors and Researchers

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Should Hospital Patients Have Bedside Access to Their Complete Medical Records?

Patients benefit from having access to their complete medical record. Information can empower patients to participate in their care, decrease the anxiety brought on by uncertainty about their condition, and increase their awareness of health care providers’ efforts on their behalf.

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A Framework for Designing Digital Health Tools with Empathy

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

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The Journal of Participatory Medicine Success

Society of Participatory Medicine President Joe Ternullo reflects on this Journal’s role in promoting the Society’s mission and invites readers to participate in the Journal’s success.

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Our Field Advances: Participatory Health Research Library Project to Begin

Alternative Sources of Health Care On Every Corner and in Cyberspace

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The Future of Patient Engagement in the Oncology Setting: How Practical Patient Engagement Recommendations and Innovative Inter-Professional Education Can Drive Change

The authors convened a round-table discussion with stakeholders and experts in patient engagement to address innovative, practical recommendations for patient engagement in oncology. They highlight emerging ways that provider and patient education can be delivered to support patient engagement, as well as research opportunities associated with engagement in oncology.

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

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

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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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