So you’ve decided to become an engaged and empowered participant in your own healthcare. Now what? That is the question we will be asking in this Friday’s #patientchat on Twitter at 10am PST/ 1pm EST.

There is a lot of information out there, perhaps too much, on how to become engaged in your health. (“Try this!” “New research!” “Don’t do this!”) We understand that it can feel overwhelming, so where do you start?

Join us and other #epatients (like Mark-John Clifford who is an empowered patient and member of Intake.Me’s patient advisory board) this Friday as we share practical and manageable first steps you can take on your journey to empowered patient status!

We will be discussing topics like:

  • What is the best benefit of being an empowered consumer in your own healthcare?
  • What is the first thing you suggest a new #epatient does on their journey?
  • Looking back, what is one mistake you made before becoming an #epatient you would warn others about?
  • Who would you turn to for help or who would you need on board to make this work?
  • What tools could you use? What resources could you turn to?

You can also check out our past blog posts as a primer:

How to join in #patientchat:

  1. Login to your Twitter account at the designated time above
  2. Follow the hashtag #patientchat on Twitter or login at with your Twitter account
  3. Follow @intakeme on Twitter
  4. Reply to the topic and always include the hashtag #patientchat in your responses. That way, everyone joining in the chat can see your tweets and responses!



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Darla Brown

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Darla Brown is the co-founder and CEO of and a life long technology enthusiast and nerd. is a digital health company focused on empowering people in their health. Darla's career in technology spans two decades, where she has successfully led engineering teams in Los Angeles to build highly scalable, consumer-facing platforms for companies like,, Taschen Books, E*TRADE, The Jim Henson Company, and many more. She transitioned her focus into healthcare after going through cancer treatment in 2010 and finding so few technologies created from the patient's perspective. She is a strong voice for patient-centered, value based care, as well as accessibility and transparency. She is also a registered yoga teacher and meditation teacher.
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