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 http://on.TED.com/Dave 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.”
Partners Connected Health is pleased to announce the continuation of a popular event, our fifth annual Innovators Challenge. Visit our Innovators Challenge page for more details and to submit your application!
Design for Change Workshops with Mad*Pow
cHealth15 Pitch-Off: Emotion Sensing
Event with Medstro and The American Resident Project, Anthem Inc.'s physician engagement program
Submit your ideas on how emotion-sensing technologies can improve health care! (Link must be opened in Chrome, Firefox, or IE9 and later.)
JMIR Poster Session
This year Partners Connected Health is pleased to partner with JMIR Publications in hosting a poster presentation session at the Connected Health Symposium. Learn more!