KJZZ is an NPR station serving the Greater Phoenix, AZ area. Airing today at 5 PM ET, listen to “The Show” with Mark Brodie and Steve Goldstein as they discuss ideas around carrying your health data. Dave was interviewed by Nick Blumberg about carrying your health information on a USB stick. Listen in and let us know what you think!
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 150 conferences and policy meetings internationally in the past two years. He serves as volunteer co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
An online community leader since 1989, he sought online resources in addition to receiving treatment at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess. He responded well to high-dosage interleukin-2, and today he is well.
In 2009 his blogging about health IT put him on the front page of the Boston Globe and thrust him into DC policy discussions about patient access to medical records under Meaningful Use. He’s appeared in Time,U.S. News, and the HealthLeaders cover story “Patient of the Future.” In 2009 HealthLeaders named him and his doctor to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.” In 2011 his TEDx talk went viral globally, rising into the top half of the most-viewed TED talks of all time; volunteers have added subtitles in 25 languages. Its tagline is his appeal: “Let Patients Help.”
Professional speaking carries an obligation to deliver distinct value to each audience. Dave works with his clients to understand the audience’s background and interests, the client’s objectives, and the context of his talk within the event. Then Dave applies years of speaking experience to engage your audience and deliver a focused and entertaining message.
After a custom kickoff speech at a private event one of Dave””s hosts raised two thumbs up and said “Spot on.” A colleague later emailed, “Your presentation was perfect – a great start to our conference. We look forward to [our next] meeting.”
e-patient Dave””s goal is nothing less than to leave each audience with a new view of life.