Dave deBronkart

Dave deBronkart, known online a "e-Patient Dave," is a high tech marketing veteran who in 2007 survived a near fatal kidney cancer by being actively engaged in his care. He's gone on to become an international keynote speaker on health related topics, widely respected by the health system: he's a co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, the National Library of Medicine is capturing his blog in its History of Medicine, his TED Talk has over a half million views, and he was the Mayo Clinic's 2015 Visiting Professor in internal medicine.
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Can Your Robot Do This?? – Pick Tasks that Can be Solved Today
Three types of A.I., based on Nick Bostrom’s “Superintelligence.” Slide © 2019 Bertalan Mesko MD  Artificial Intelligence will not replace companies. But companies that use AI will replace ones who ...
FHIR on Fire: A New Standard to Make Patient Data More Mobile
Every ten years or so there’s a first moment when you hear about something new. It might not make sense at first as something important, but later it becomes so normal that it’s hard to imagine life ...
What Everyone in Healthcare Should Know About Facebook and Data
Everyone’s heard that Facebook’s in trouble, but most people in healthcare don’t realize how much it applies to healthcare. In the past year, while the company’s irresponsible attitude about data has ...
Consumerism Comes to Healthcare: Listening to Yelp
In the era of online reputation and health consumerism, online reviews can be boon or doom, whether they’re on Facebook, Yelp, Google, or anywhere. Yelp is my favorite for health businesses, because ...
Five Ways to Make the Most of Healthcare Consumerism
Nothing drives business planners crazy more than a trend that’s as slippery as a banana peel.  Case in point: the crazy-making concept of consumerism, which is now in the spotlight as a key factor in ...
C’mon, Healthcare—Make it Easier to do the Right Thing!
As health costs keep rising—both to the system and our own out-of-pocket—it’s increasingly important for each of us to do what we can to be efficient in our use of the system, to maintain the health ...
“Keep in touch”—The Hallmark of Good Relationships
“I assume you work in a concierge practice,” said the audience questioner, a physician at the American College of Physicians’ 2018 Internal Medicine conference in April. She said it to Dr. Danny ...

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