Virtually Connecting at the QUB ePatient conference (#qubept)

After all the excited from the ALTC Conference in Manchester, I flew back to Belfast to attend a conference on ePatient – The medical, ethical and legal repercussions of blogging and micro-blogging experiences of illness and disease (#qubept). It was a small conference of about 30 attendees. You would not have known how small it was Read More …

My Quantified Self #medx

The final topic for the Patient Engagement Design course I’ve been taking is the quantified self. I kind of wish this topic came up a lot sooner in the course. The activity that is suggested is one that I already do (tracking some aspect of my life), but could have had more impact if it Read More …

The neuroscience of engagement – my chemo/exercise Ulysses contract #medx

This weeks presentation in the Patient Engagement course was on the neuroscience of patient engagement. I really liked how the presenter – David Eagleman provided a concrete tool to support patient engagement. Through this course, I’m learning that for at some people, patient engagement equals patient compliance – that is, patient engagement is being equated with patients Read More …