Society for Participatory Medicine


Society for Participatory Medicine

Transforming the Culture of Patient Care
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The Society for Participatory Medicine is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the concept of participatory medicine, a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and in which providers encourage and value them as full partners.

Participatory Medicine is a model of cooperative health care that seeks to achieve active involvement by patients, professionals, caregivers, and others across the continuum of care on all issues related to an individual’s health. Participatory medicine is an ethical approach to care that also holds promise to improve outcomes, reduce medical errors, increase patient satisfaction and improve the cost of care.

What is Participatory Medicine?
Aging populations, innovation and technology are changing business as usual in healthcare.

High patient expectations
Technology-enabled care
Focus on quality and costs
Big data use at point of care

Be Part of the Change
Community & conversations
Patients, care givers, doctors, nurses, administrators engage in active discussions
S4PM public policy committees work to inspire and influence public policy
Our member accessible peer-reviewed Journal of Participatory Medicine will publish the latest research
Webinars, online courses, presentations and workshops developed for both healthcare professionals and patients