“e-Patient Dave” deBronkart


Dave deBronkart, known online as “e-Patient Dave,” is the leading spokesperson for the e-patient movement: Empowered, Engaged, Equipped, Enabled. Since beating stage IV kidney cancer in 2007 he has become a blogger, health policy advisor, and noted activist for healthcare transformation through personal health data rights and participatory medicine. His TED Talk “Let Patients Help” was for years in the top half of the most watched TED Talks of all time, and has been translated into 26 languages. A co-founder and current co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine, e-Patient Dave has appeared in Time, U.S. News, USA Today, Wired, MIT Technology Review, and the HealthLeaders cover story “Patient of the Future.” His writings have been published in the British Medical Journal, the Society for General Internal Medicine Forum, iHealthBeat, and the conference journal of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. In 2009 HealthLeaders named him and his doctor to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better,” and he's appeared on the cover of Healthcare IT News and the Australian GP magazine Good Practice. In 2012 the National Library of Medicine announced that it’s capturing his blog in its History of Medicine Division.