I see a growing community of people entering the “arena” of the e-patient.
Looking to the e-patients White Paper for me this more and more rises the question when does one names him of herself a e-patient.
For now i am curious to your opinion in this, but i let me give you a hint of my opinion in this matter :
- An e-patient is a (ex-) patient able to advocate patients rights, needs, experiences and able to advice healthcare institutions in a neutral way on steps to be made in REshaping healthcare, so more an ambassador-role.
- An i-patient is a patient who uses the internet for information, sharing moods, questions experiences etc.
For now i will let it rest there, lets see if we can get some discussion about this 😉