Here are six themes that I took away from this year’s DTC National Conference, which took place in Boston April 6-8, 2011. You can also read the tweets from #DTCN2011, Wendy Blackburn’s recap of Day 1, or take in the video interviews by Pixels & Pills.
1. Everybody has a story…Major life ‘events’ are what catapult a person, patient or caregiver to step into an active e-patient and patient advocate role. Myrtle Potter’s near tragic medical event is leading her down the patient advocate path and focusing her efforts behind improving patient literacy and engagement.
At WEGO Health , they say that each health activist has a unique story. However, they become a health activist when they are talking about health every day and offering support and advice to others online—to the tune of an average online audience of more than 15,000 every month. Continue reading