Fireworks-wikicommonsHere at Intake.Me, we are all excited for a new year of patient empowerment. Our new year’s resolutions all boil down to this: we want to do more to improve patients’ experience with the medical system. And for now, what that means is continuing our work of building Intake.Me to make patient-managed medical records manageable and improve the doctor’s visit experience.

We will also continue to host our every-other-week #patientchat to discuss topics in patient empowerment and being an epatient. This week’s #patientchat will be at the same time and place, hosted by Mark-John Clifford, talking about his favorite topic: patient activism. 

Here are some questions to get you thinking:

  1. What does it mean to be a patient activist? How is this different from being an epatient?
  2. Why are patients coming forward to take control?
  3. Who is a patient activist that you admire?
  4. How does one become a patient activist? What do we need to recruit more patient activists?
  5. What do you hope to see in the world of patient activism for 2014?

See you this Friday at 1pm EST / 10am PST!

Emily Lu

Emily Lu

Co-founder at Intake.Me
As a medical student going into family medicine, Emily joined Intake.me to leverage technology to create a more patient-centered health care system. Emily is now a resident in the UCSF-SFGH Family and Community Medicine program. She is focused on developing a primary care system that uses technology to empower patients. Emily is passionate about underserved medicine, public health and quality improvement. She was selected to present an Ignite!Talk at Medx2015 on streamlining doctor visits.
Emily Lu