“15 Influential ePatients and Patient Advocates to Follow.” By Erica Garvin, Health IT.

Whether its public speaking, blogging, or tweeting, these empowered ePatient and patient advocates are changing the way we think about our role in healthcare.

It’s patients who have used mobile technologies and social media outlets to tell their stories—who use apps and Internet searches to explore health matters-who have opened the dialogue with their doctors about how they can participate to inspire change to improve their health and the  greater healthcare system. So with that thought in mind, HIT put together short list (in no particular order) of ePatients and patient advocates who are working to make such changes, who are influencing those around them along the way: Information gathered from various online bio resources.

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