In this episode I interview e-Patient Dave, Dave deBronkart.
Dave shares his journey, his story and the need for patient partnerships and collaboration in health care management.
Dave deBronkart, known online as e-Patient Dave, beat stage IV cancer in 2007 and became a blogger, keynote speaker and health policy advisor. He is today the leading spokesman for patient engagement, attending over 150 conferences and policy meetings internationally in the past two years. He serves as volunteer co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
e-Patient Dave has appeared in Time, U.S. News, Wired, MIT Technology Review, and the HealthLeaders cover story “Patient of the Future.” In 2009HealthLeaders named him and his doctor to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better,” and in 2011 his TEDx talk http://on.TED.com/Dave went viral globally: volunteers have added subtitles in 25 languages. Its tagline is his appeal: “Let Patients Help.”
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