In part 1 of this two-part podcast series, Healthcare Informatics Associate Editor Gabriel Perna speaks with Dave DeBronkart, better known by his moniker e-Patient Dave, an industry leading expert on the subject of patient engagement. A cancer survivor, deBronkart is a world renowned speaker having attended more than 180 conferences and policy meetings. He’s also a blogger, tweeter, and TED speaker.
deBronkart discusses the upcoming patient engagement-related challenges this year in the industry, while mentioning the problems with a lot of patient portals’ user interface. He also talks about the evolution of the government’s Blue Button initiative, discussing its beginnings and where it’s headed.