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e-Patient Dave deBronkart Speaker

e-Patient Dave deBronkart- Weird trick for patient-centered care: Care what matters to patients

    It seems these days internet ads get high click-through rates if they start with “Weird trick.” I’m game. For patient centered care, the weird trick is to think about this: Listen to what matters to patients (ask them), and decide that it matters to you. You’ll see things from their point …

JASON & MARJORIE CRIGLER – Subjects of the Documentary Life.Support.Music – and their Signature keynote Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds: How One Man Recovered from a Stroke with the Help of His Family, Subject of the acclaimed documentary film Life.Support.Music In August of 2004, guitarist Jason Crigler suffered an AVM brain hemorrhage while performing at a concert in Manhattan. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors …

e-Patient Dave deBronkart Speaker

“e-Patient Dave” DEBRONKART – A Voice of Patient Engagement & International Health Policy Adviser

Dave deBronkart, widely known as e-Patient Dave, is a cancer patient and blogger who has become a noted activist for healthcare transformation through participatory medicine and personal health data rights. A successful speaker in high tech before his illness, he is today the leading spokesman for patient engagement, attending over …

JASON & MARJORIE CRIGLER — life.support.music — An Inspirational Story of Family, Recovery and Courage!

Life. Support. Music. redefines the “family film.” In August 2004, Jason Crigler, one of New York City’s most sought-after guitarists, suffered a brain hemorrhage during a concert in Manhattan. That night at the hospital, the doctors told Jason’s family—if he makes it through the night, there won’t be much left …

e-Patient Dave deBronkart Speaker

Eric J. Topol MD – on e-Patient Dave deBronkarts NEW Book — “Let Patients Help”: a patient engagement handbook

An extraordinary paradox exists in medicine and health care today. On the one hand, as a recent Consumer Reports cover article on cancer tests pointed out “cancer screening remains stuck in a 1960s view of the disease.”[1] This problem of being stuck in our ways is much broader than cancer screening and can certainly …

JILL BOLTE TAYLOR Scientist and Author, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist”s Personal Journey

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. On the afternoon of this rare form of stroke she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took eight years …

JIM CARROLL — Renowned Futurist — Healthcare 2020: The Transformative Trends That Will REALLY Define Our Future

When Jim Carroll began a recent keynote talk for the Minnesota Hospital Association CEO Summit, he announced that he wouldn’t even mention health care reform — and the audience of 300 senior executives cheered! Instead, he told the audience that he would take them on a voyage to the world …