Let Patients Help

Are you an e-Patient? The most under-utilised resource in all of healthcare, is the patient. Patients need to be allowed to take part in their own healthcare. e-Patients are equipped, engaged empowered and enabled.

Some of you may be familiar with TED.com. TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to “ideas worth spreading”. It started as a conference bringing together people from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design. As well as running conferences, it delivers riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. These talks are well worth dipping into for inspiration and thought-provoking perspectives.

Here’s one I really enjoyed… Meet e-Patient Dave.

Thanks to Ann @ Transplant News for alerting me to the above talk.

Tune in next week for an update on e-Patient Steph! 😉

6 Responses to Let Patients Help

  1. Lily says:

    Delighted to have you back.

    I agree that the TED talks are very interesting. I must go now and ‘Meet e-patient Dave’

    • Steph says:

      Thanks, Lily

      You are a perfect example of the benefit gained from being equipped, engaged, empowered and enabled when dealing with medical matters.

      Hats off to all you’ve achieved in the process!

  2. Grannymar says:

    Welcome back to blogland. I agree that there are some very interesting and informative TED talks. I am a regular fan

    • Steph says:


      Slowly, but surely my appetite for blogging is returning. Every so often I get an urge to want to say something and then they’re no stopping me!

      I’m having great fun checking up on many of my old blogging friends and renewing acquaintances. It’s a fantastic resource to have to tap into when the mood takes me.

      Thank you for your kind welcome back.

  3. Annb says:

    You’re welcome! (back and for the link – that is!). Just back from the magic of Connemara – will fill you in soon! Boy Wonder loved it! Phew!

    • Steph says:

      Hi! Ann

      I’m very envious of your time in Connemara. As I always say… a summer isn’t a real summer without a trip to Connemara.

      Now that I say that… how come it’s August already and I haven’t been to Connemara? 🙄

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