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Patient empowerment through social media

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For FutureLearn course "Social Media in Healthcare: Challenges & Opportunities" https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/social-media-in-healthcare/2

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Patient empowerment through social media

  1. 1. “e-Patient Dave” deBronkart Twitter: @ePatientDave facebook.com/ePatientDave LinkedIn.com/in/ePatientDave dave@epatientdave.com Patient Empowerment through Social Media 1
  2. 2. e-Patients.net founder Tom Ferguson MD 1944-2006 Equipped Engaged Empowered Enabled” “Doc Tom” Ferguson said “e-Patients are
  3. 3. Agenda 1.  Defining empowerment 2.  A short version of my cancer story 3.  Fundamental principles of information in medicine today 4.  How the internet has changed the flow of information 5.  Googling is a sign of an engaged patient. Do not stop it – improve it!
  4. 4. 1. Definition: “empowerment” Is it real and useful, or is it just a “warm and fuzzy” idea?
  5. 5. Empowerment “Increasing the capacity

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