To improve healthcare, let patients help!

David deBronkart, better known as “e-patient Dave,” was diagnosed in January 2007 with kidney cancer at a very late stage. He was able to fight through and win the battle over his cancer. deBronkart is now actively engaged in opening health care information directly to patients on an unprecedented level, thus creating a new dynamic in how information is delivered, accessed and used by the patient.

“E-patients are: equipped, engaged, empowered, enabled”, according to deBronkart.

Patients should have access to their health data to be able to play a more active roll regarding their health. A key to do this is: INFORMATION.

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