Month: July 2012


Guest Post: Tips for Health Activists & ePatients Talking about Participatory Medicine

This is Part 2 of the Guest Posts on Participatory Medicine written by Dr Simon Sikorski. Part 1 addressed a bit of background about Participatory Medicine and what challenges patients and doctors face as well as some tips for Health Activists and ePatients who want to getinvolved. This post discusses actionable tips for ePatients and Health…

Guest Post: Participatory Medicine for Health Activists

We have a really incredible guest post today based on an exciting #HAchat we held back in May on the relationship between doctors and patients. This topic (healthcare relationships) is always going to be one of the most important ones we cover because, as the words of WEGO Health CEO Jack Barrette, "This is our…

Featuring Parents: Adrienne of FAFASD

In honor of Advocating for Another Month - we'll be featuring, interviewing, and raising awareness for advocates this month. We'll highlight parents, caregivers, carers, and community advocates and hear firsthand what it takes to be an advocate for someone else's health.   First up we have Adrienne Bashista of Easy to Love Hard to Raise…

#HAchat: Which came first? The Online or Offline Health Activist

[caption id="attachment_4886" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Image credit: myguerrilla on Flickr"][/caption] Continuing our discussion of IRL Health Activism, this week’s #HAchat focused on the intersection between the online and offline Health Activist community.   Logistically, offline advocacy was around long before online advocacy. After all, the internet is still relatively young, and online patient communities as we know…

Getting to Know HealthcareNovel: Robert Green

Next week we have a very special Health Activist Tweetchat hosted by writer Robert Green. We'll be discussing the important topic of how healthcare professionals can work together with patients through the ever-passionate and knowledgeable: Health Activists. It's going to be a great discussion and we've love to have you join us next Tuesday - July…

Patient Advocates Attend American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Conference

Today we have a guest post written by RAwarrior, Kelly Young about her experiences as one of the very first members of our new WEGO Health Press Corps. Here's her post about attending the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Conference and who she met along the way. --Amanda   Patient Advocates Attend American Academy of…
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