My friend Dave deBronkart (aka "e-patient Dave") presented this talk at TEDxMaastrict last week. He has an inspiring story of beating is Stage IV Kidney cancer through the help of other patients. The Power of Patient Communities.
He is a vocal proponent of patient empowerment and engagement. Fortunately for all of us patients, he has a message which is being heard more widely at conferences such as this and in publications. I've said it before - patients are an under-utilized resource when it comes to improving health care.
In concluding moments, Dave says, "Let Patients Help."