finding health information
There's plenty of health information on the Web. Finding information that you can trust and that's specific to your needs can be like finding a needle in a haystack. This module provides some useful tips to show you how to find and evaluate the credibility of online health informationread more
creating a personal health record
A personal health care record (PHR) can be a complete record of your health and health care strategies. It can contain all your medical records plus information from you, like a health journal. This module explains some of the benefits of PHRs as well how to choose a PHR provider.read more
partnering with your doctor
Doctors face many pressures and economic realities that can make an office visit seem very rushed. But you deserve a doctor who listens to you, explains things, and treats you with respect. Learn how to make the most of office visits through preparation and make sure your voice is heard.read more
weighing treatment options
The goal of this module is to help you talk to your doctor as you recceive a diagnosis so that you can take a more active role in treatment decisions. Investigate tools you can use as you weigh treatment options and find social networks of patients who can share their experiences.read more
Making your way around this site
This site includes four learning modules:
Each module is divided into sections or learning avenues: guidance, stories, resources, and discovery. Browse or view this brief guide to help you make your way around this site. Create your own learning experience or use this Learner's Guide.
Some things you should know about this site
Becoming a Participating Patient is an Atomic Meme initiative. This site provides some general information to help you become a participating patient. The information on this site is not intended to substitute for medical advice. Because your individual situation is unique, your health care provider is best suited to work with you on a health care strategy that fits your needs.
Content on this site was written by Dianne Rees, JD, PhD
(last updated May 2010) and is not sponsored by third parties. Worksheets provided on this site are free for your personal, non-commercial use.