An Interview with e-Patient Dave
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
SDM Month Theme Week: Shared Decision Making and Patient Engagement
Register for this event. Join us for a conversation with Dave deBronkart, more commonly known as "e-Patient Dave". Dave is a leading ambassador of the e-Patient movement and an international keynote speaker. During our conversation with Dave, we will hear his perspective on the importance of engaging patients in a shared decision making process. We will also learn about the e-Patient movement and its potential to change the landscape of health care forever. Please register to receive the password-protected link to the interview when it is released at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 27th. This interview will be pre-recorded.
|Dave deBronkart (e-Patient Dave)Dave, better known on the internet as "e-Patient Dave," may be the leading spokesperson for the e-Patient movement -- e-patients are Empowered, Engaged, Equipped, Enbabled. A high tech execuitve and online community leader for many years, he was diagnosed in 2007 with Stage IV kidney cancer, with a median survival of just 24 weeks. He used the internet in every way possible to partner with his care team and beat this unbeatable disease. Today he is well.In 2008 he discovered the e-patient movement, and began studying, blogging and speaking at conferences, and in 2009 was elected founding co-chair of the new Society for Participatory Medicine. He was a leading voice in Washington for new federal regulations to require that patients and families have access to their electronic medical records, and is now engaged full time in speaking and advocating for patient engagement. He's appeared in Time, U.S. News and the HealthLeaders magazine cover story "Patient of the Future." In December 2009, HealthLeaders named him -- and his doctor -- to their annual list of "20 People Who Make Healthcare Better," and in 2010 he released his first book: Laugh, Sing, and Eat Like a Pig: How an empowered patient beat Stage IV cancer (and what healthcare can learn from it). Follow Dave on Twitter: @ePatientDave|