Dave deBronkart

Cancer survivor “e-Patient Dave”

Dave deBronkart, widely known as “e-Patient Dave,” is a cancer patient and blogger who has become a noted activist for healthcare transformation through participatory medicine and personal health data rights. The term “e-Patient” was coined by “Doc Tom” Ferguson MD and is the subject of his seminal paper, “e-Patients: How They Can Help Us Heal Healthcare,” funded by Robert Wood Johnson’s Pioneer Portfolio.

In 2012 the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division announced that it’s capturing Dave’s blog into its archives.

A successful speaker in high tech before his illness, Dave deBronkart is today the leading spokesman for patient engagement, attending over 180 conferences and policy meetings internationally in the past two years. He is a founder, board member and past co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine, formed by Ferguson’s followers after his death, and was one of the patient participants in the OpenNotes project.

In 2009 Dave deBronkart’s blogging about health IT put him on the front page of the Boston Globe and thrust him into DC policy discussions about patient access to medical records under Meaningful Use. He’s appeared in Time, Wired, U.S. News, and the Health Leaders cover story “Patient of the Future.” In 2009 HealthLeaders named him and his doctor to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” for their role as founding co-chairs of the Society for Participatory Medicine, bringing official recognition to the importance of the e-patient movement.

In 2011 his TEDx talk On.TED.com/Dave went viral globally, rising into the top half of the most-viewed TED talks of all time; volunteers have added subtitles in 26 languages. Its tagline is his appeal: “Let Patients Help.” 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Healthcare, Innovation, Inspiration

  • Travels From:

    New Hampshire

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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Dave deBronkart: Meet e-Patient Dave

Dave deBronkart, widely known as “e-Patient Dave,” is a cancer patient and blogger who has become a noted activist for healthcare transformation through participatory medicine and personal health data rights. The term “e-Patient” was coined by “Doc Tom” Ferguson MD and is the subject of his seminal paper, “e-Patients: How They Can Help Us Heal Healthcare,” funded by Robert Wood Johnson’s Pioneer Portfolio.

In 2012 the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division announced that it’s capturing Dave’s blog into its archives.

A successful speaker in high tech before his illness, Dave deBronkart is today the leading spokesman for patient engagement, attending over 180 conferences and policy meetings internationally in the past two years. He is a founder, board member and past co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine, formed by Ferguson’s followers after his death, and was one of the patient participants in the OpenNotes project.

In 2009 Dave deBronkart’s blogging about health IT put him on the front page of the Boston Globe and thrust him into DC policy discussions about patient access to medical records under Meaningful Use. He’s appeared in Time, Wired, U.S. News, and the Health Leaders cover story “Patient of the Future.” In 2009 HealthLeaders named him and his doctor to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” for their role as founding co-chairs of the Society for Participatory Medicine, bringing official recognition to the importance of the e-patient movement.

In 2011 his TEDx talk On.TED.com/Dave went viral globally, rising into the top half of the most-viewed TED talks of all time; volunteers have added subtitles in 26 languages. Its tagline is his appeal: “Let Patients Help.” 901-754-9404.

Patient Engagement / Patient Empowerment

Let Patients Help Heal Healthcare

Healthcare Transformation

Facing Death (book: Facing Death – With Hope)Inspiration / Motivation / Attitude / Mind Power

Dave’s first cancer book: “Laugh, Sing, and Eat Like a Pig: How an Empowered Patient Beat Stage IV Cancer (and what healthcare can learn from it)”Meaningful Use (health IT) and personal health records

See videos of past talks, testimonials, and list of past engagements.

Disruptive Innovation: What Fonts  Taught Me About HealthcareThe Patient Who Published an RFP (and what he learned)

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Texas Hospital Assn. Foundation

"Dave got a standing ovation - he was the star of the show."

United South & Eastern Tribes Inc.

“Don’t go to the bathroom when e-Patient Dave is about to speak.”

University of Minnesota

"Highest evaluations I’ve seen for a speaker. You were a smashing success and helped Minnesota move forward toward engaging consumers in managing their health. I look forward to working with you more in the future.”
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