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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

5 Influential Patients in Social Media

Kelly Young, Kari Ulrich,Virna Elly at Mayo Clinic Social Media Summit 2011
There is a lot of talk about influential people in health care, many are lists of physicians, health care executives and organizations.  There is another group of that cannot be forgotten. Lets lead a discussion about influential patients. Here are some e-patients that have been most influential to me. Lets add on to this list! Let me know what e-patients are influencing you and why? What qualities makes a patient influential?

Kelly Young  Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis with humor, wisdom and strength.

Virna Elly  Fighting Diabetes with courage, intelligence and squirrels.

Laura Haywood-Cory  Fighting Heart Disease with compassion, empathy and determination.

Melissa Travis Fighting Lupus with grace, education and whit.

Sarah E. Kucharski  Fighting Fibromuscular Dysplasia with honesty, integrity and wombats.

4 comments:

  1. Kari, you should be sure to put yourself on this list!

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  2. Great list of ladies, but what about the men patients?

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  3. One for the list: Carolyn Thomas, another Mayo-trained heart disease survivor; she's one of the few (if not the only) WomenHeart champions in Canada: http://myheartsisters.org/

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