Here’s an inspiring talk from patient advocate Dave deBronkart, who after being diagnosed with a rare cancer went online and found the treatment that would save his life from a group of fellow patients. Dave has since become a vocal advocate for patient empowerment, encouraging patients to connect with each other online, get access to their health records, and become active participants in the health care process. We couldn’t agree more, and have developed our website and oncology patient portal to enable our community to do just that.
Do you know of other patient empowerment examples? Have you discovered new treatment information through your own patient empowerment? Leave a note below in comments, or join the discussion in our community.