By this point in January we are all wearing our Fitbits and logging our every mouthful into Lose It!, but beyond our own quantified self, what resolutions have we made to be better e-patient advocates? I propose and have made the following 3 resolutions and ask that you join with me or share with me your own.
In 2012 I resolve to:
- Courageously and persistently share my e-patient advocacy with my own care team and institution to support (i.e. insist upon) their adoption of new technology and the workflow changes necessary to partner with engaged patients. (The e-patient version of think global, act local.)
- Improve my research literacy (more in next week’s post) – my facility with the terminology, methodologies, and mathematics required to converse with the scientific community and interpret medical information.
- Schedule time to proactively mentor other emerging e-patients (as well as spend time with my e-patient mentors). Congratulations to all on the Top 10 Healthcare Influencers to Follow List.
Here’s to you being not only more active in 2012, but more actively engaged!
Think of Joining the Society for Participatory Medicine. @S4PM