It is truly humbling and a privilege to be part of healthcare initiatives, and in this Google Hangout with Stanford Medicine X, we discussed topics on:
Current challenges in healthcare facing the Asia region
Patient experience in Asia
Self-tracking of health by patients in Asia and whether it is helpful and how it can be used to facilitate discussion with physician
Movement towards participatory medicine, meaning the patients’ inputs, experience on what works or observations are considered by doctors
Interesting conversation as the panel of guests comes from different backgrounds, from patient caregiver (me, @MarcieMom), doctor who is active in supporting rare disease (@wmclaxton), experts in education (@Jmarooth) and devices to track health (@crayonlions). While the Google hangout was ongoing, a vibrant twitter conversation with #MedX was being moderated by @HugoOC with @DrStevenTucker joining in, and of course, thank you to @Afternoonnapper @StanfordMedX for organizing this and pouring energy into what they believe will improve healthcare.
Inspired by the efforts of many in healthcare, I’ve created a playlist ‘Healthcare in Asia’ on at Youtube and will be adding more videos I find that would be relevant for us in this part of the world! Leave a comment if you’ve a recommendation for the playlist!