Remco Hoogendijk

East Netherlands Development Agency
Nijmegen, Netherlands

About Remco

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German

Areas of Expertise

eHealth, Business Development

Comments & conversations

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Remco Hoogendijk
Posted over 3 years ago
"WHY is the patient the most under-used resource in healthcare?? How did that happen?" (Follow-up to LIVE TED Conversation July 27)
Hi Ragna, in my opinion Patient Empowerment comes with a kind of responsability. Social Media can be very cruel in killing reputations. Accusing your doctor or even worse threaten her/him is not the direction that strikes my mind when it comes to improve healthcare. As sad as it is, some people even need to be taught that one should not beat up healthcare professionals.
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Remco Hoogendijk
Posted over 3 years ago
"WHY is the patient the most under-used resource in healthcare?? How did that happen?" (Follow-up to LIVE TED Conversation July 27)
@ragna great idea to integrate patient empowerment in general education, I guess it could contribute to responsible citizenship to empower yourself in a good way. @ePatient Dave who should we cast for our Movie apart from you and Oprah, but seriously I think a movie could lead to a quantum leap in patient empowerment. Let's elaborate on this one.
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Remco Hoogendijk
Posted over 3 years ago
"WHY is the patient the most under-used resource in healthcare?? How did that happen?" (Follow-up to LIVE TED Conversation July 27)
I totally agree that they are the ones that have to lead a new era in Healthcare, but I hesitate to believe that the current SM will do the trick. In my country pop. 16.5M Only 30k are using Twitter on a weekly basis, that's less than 0.2% No way this group is in any way representative for the entire population. Nevertheless amoung the 30k are beautifull and very inspiring examples of Patient Empowerment, what puzzles me is HOW can we raise the Participation Levels and by doing so the Impact of Empowered Patients