On the Web

We welcome submissions for this section of JoPM. On the Web includes brief commentary framing links to blog posts, websites and tools that would be of interest to the reader.

 

On the Web, Vol. 5, 2013

Neurofibromatosis Social Media Trends

According to a new survey, neurofibromatosis (NF) patients use NF-related social media for information gathering more than emotional support.

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On the Web, Vol. 4, 2012

IOM Calls for Enlisting Patients to Improve Care and Lower Costs

The new IOM consensus report, Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America, presents specific and very “participatory” recommendations for improving the efficiency and quality of the US health care system.

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On the Web, Vol. 3, 2011

“Experience-Based Co-Design” Helps Providers Improve Care

The King’s Fund’s online toolkit for health care professionals promotes communication with patients to help design a better care experience.

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On the Web, Vol. 3, 2011

CMS Releases New Tools and Enhancements for Consumers and Providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new online tool and improved others to empower consumers to make informed choices about their health care, and to help improve the quality of care in American health care institutions.

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On the Web, Vol. 3, 2011

Recommended Website: “Team Up for Health”

This is a good example of an online tool that helps primary care providers support patients in the self-management of their chronic conditions.

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On the Web, Vol. 3, 2011

SPM Members Weigh in on “Quality”

To read more comments on Dave deBronkart’s recent JoPM article about quality, visit the Society for Participatory Medicine’s public listserv archives.

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On the Web, Vol. 3, 2011

Recommended Post: “Time to Tango”

JoPM’s Editor in Chief recommends his former co editor’s blog post reflecting on why doctor-patient partnerships are still not as common as we would hope.

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On the Web, Vol. 3, 2011

Pew Internet Report on “Peer-to-peer Healthcare”

A new study published online by the Pew Internet Project will be of interest to health care professionals and laypeople who are curious about how social media have impacted health care.

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On the Web, Vol. 3, 2011

The Madness and Literature Network Website

This “On the Web” piece looks at a website that aims to foster an interdisciplinary, global dialogue about the issues raised by representations of madness in literature.

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On the Web, Vol. 2, 2010

American Medical News Explores Social Media’s Pitfalls and Opportunities for Physicians

A report on a recent American Medical News article that explores the special challenges posed by social media to physicians and medical students.

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On the Web, Vol. 2, 2010

Snapshot of People’s Engagement in Their Health Care

The “Snapshot of People’s Engagement in Their Health Care” (http://www.cfah.org/pdfs/CFAH_Snapshot_Abridged_2010.pdf) issued by the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH) provides an analysis of the actions people take (and don’t take) to benefit from the care available to them.

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On the Web, Vol. 2, 2010

Health News Review: Criteria for Evaluating Health News Reporting

The reviews and methodology presented on this site can help patients bring better quality information to the care relationship with their clinicians, and help all parties make better informed decisions.

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