Rebel Health: A Field Guide to the Patient-Led Revolution in Medical Care

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$29.95  $27.85
Publisher
MIT Press
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Pages
200
Dimensions
6.14 X 9.06 X 0.94 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780262048897

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About the Author
Susannah Fox helps people navigate health and technology. She served as Chief Technology Officer for the US Department of Health and Human Services, where she led an open data and innovation lab. Prior to that, she was the entrepreneur-in-residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and directed the health portfolio at the Pew Research Center's Internet Project.
Reviews
"Researcher Susannah Fox believes that no one with a new diagnosis should ever have to feel alone. When patients connect with peer support, they step into a community where they may ultimately find a starring role in pioneering solutions. Fox spent two decades learning from radical patient-led communities that leveraged the power of the internet to make strides against life-altering health issues, including cancer, diabetes, and most recently long Covid. She took that idea to the Obama administration, where she served as chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services. In her new book Rebel Health: A Field Guide to the Patient-Led Revolution in Medical Care, she argues that every government agency and business that touches on health care should have an intake valve for insights generated by patients, survivors and caregivers. Everyone can benefit from this underground revolution."
--Psychology Today

"Rebel Health taps into the knowledge that Fox has accumulated over decades of studying online patient communities. Her resumé reads as an eclectic combination of high-end roles, from former Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services under the Obama Administration, to an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and directing the health portfolio at the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. But the throughline has always been the people leveraging technology to get some answers."
--STAT News

"Susannah Fox, former chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has emerged as one of the nation's most prominent advocates for patient-centered health care. Her new book, Rebel Health: A Field Guide to the Patient-Led Revolution in Medical Care, is built on a decades-long career at the intersection of technology and health. Her central thesis is this: Leaders in health care must invest in patient-led research and advocacy. Patient perspectives, Fox argues, are critical to the health field's ability to innovate.Fox's book is concise--it could be read on a cross-country flight--but offers a comprehensive guide to creating, supporting, and learning from patient communities that have sprung up online and in-person (think long COVID groups). Rebel Health seeks to empower patient leaders and calls on health care workers to join the growing movement supporting patient-led health care."
--Harvard Public Health Magazine