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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (June 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462030386
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462030385
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,377,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Biography Nancy B. Finn, M. Ed Nancy B. Finn is a journalist and thought leader on emerging digital communications in health care and the impact on patient care. She is the Founder and President of Communication Resources, and the author of four books, the most recent is Digital Communication in Medical Practice published by Springer Ltd. Ms Finn is a member of the Board of Overseers at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Society of Participatory Medicine. She holds a master's degree in Education and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts with her husband, Peter.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karla on December 2, 2011
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After purchasing "e-Patients Live Longer, I didn't just read it, I "devoured" it. In other words, I was ready and hungry for the kind of information I found there! As the title suggests, the book outlines the importance and the practical procedures of employing the Internet in managing your own or a loved one's medical care. I was already a semi-believer in this approach, but the author has inspired me to be more aggressive, in part because she has made things easier for me. Before I read this book, I would simply type the name of a symptom or illness into a general search engine, and then spend lots of time poking into this website and that, in search of what I needed. Based on Ms. Finn's recommendations of reliable websites and their focus, I can now more quickly obtain the specific information I need, be it: description of illness; finding a physician; or finding other patients like me. But the real theme of the book, as I see it, is not just about using the Internet. It is about the criticality of patient empowerment and responsibility-taking, by use of the Internet or by other means. For instance, the book provides a list of suggested questions to take to your first visit with a new doctor; and guidance for clarifying what you need from a doctor. I highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandra K. Smith on January 29, 2012
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I have just finished reading "e-patients live longer" and was astounded by the amount of information included in this essential book. It is written clearly and succinctly, and provides information that every person should know about how to manage their health and their healthcare. The author appears to have done a great amount of research, and her sources are very credible. It is also helpful that she provides case studies, which make things easier to understand. This is a must read for everyone, young and old.
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As an individual who believes in empowering women in many dimensions of life, I feel "e-Patients live Longer" fills a much needed gap in how patients respond to their personal care and the healthcare system. The book provides information and clear direction on all of the tools needed by women and men to become empowered, engaged, educated patients who know the right questions to ask; how to protect their safety and privacy, and when to use the everyday communication devices such as email, smartphones and the web to insure their continuity of care. The anecdotal stories and the cartoon drawings really bring home to me, in a very personal way, the importance of paying attention to specific elements of my health care and make this book a worthwhile read. I loved the key points at the end of each chapter. This is an important book for every baby boomer and senior citizen who is grappling with the bewildering complexities of dealing with our healthcare system and needs answers that "e-Patients Live Longer" provides in such an effective way.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maureen D. on September 1, 2011
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I had the pleasure of helping proof read e-Patients Live Longer, written by Nancy Finn. Personally I was honored to be asked but also I found it to be a very rewarding and educational experience because it was an easy and common-sense read for me. I learned, first-hand, answers to questions I have been confused about. Reading typical situations of people's health issues and how best in today's society to help resolve and seek help, intrigued and educated me. I fully recommend this valuable book to all, just for the mere fact that you may learn to better take care of yourself and help prevent future health problems for yourself, loved ones and friends. Kudo's to Nancy!! Finn! Maureen Doherty
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Nancy B. Finn is a thought leader writer and author focusing on the effective use of digital communication technology in healthcare. She has just released an updated version of her most recent book, e-Patients Live Longer, The Complete guide to Managing Your Healthcare Using Technology, 2011, 2014, which provides tips and suggestions on best practices for using digital communication technology for safer better health management and outcomes. She writes the healthcare blog: www.healthcarebasicinfo.com
She can also be found on Facebook, Linked In and Twitter and is an active member of the Society for Participatory Medicine. She often writes for the Journal for Participatory Medicine and for e-patients.net.

For several years Nancy held senior corporate marketing/marketing communication positions in high tech, publishing and financial services. She has also taught communication courses at leading universities in the Greater Boston area including Boston University, Bentley College, Suffolk University and Leslie University.

She has written three other books: Digital Communication in the Medical Practice, (co-author William F. Bria, MD) published in May 2009, by Springer Publishing,Ltd. This book focuses on the applications of electronic health records, email, the Internet, telemedicine, privacy issues, and other facets of digital technology in medicine. Her other books include The Electronic Office,published in 1983 by Prentice Hall and Writing Dynamics, published in 1980 by the CBI division of Van Nostrand Rheinhold. Nancy has been a speaker at many national forums on communication technology topics. She also contributed a chapter: Finn NB. Communication: The Key to Good Medicine :Nash DB, Skoufalos A, Hartman M, Horwitz H, eds. Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century. Tampa, FL: American College of Physician Executives; 2006

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