About Me: Profile, Nancy B. Finn
Nancy B. Finn is a health care journalist, thought leader and patient advocate focusing on patient empowerment and engagement with the deployment of digital communication technology. She is the author of e-Patients Live Longer, the Complete Guide to Managing Health Care Using Technology, published by iUniverse, and Digital Communication in Medical Practice, published by Springer Verlag.
Ms. Finn is on the advisory board of the Global Alliance for Women’s Health and recently gave a presentation: “Expediting Advances in Women’s Health through Internet and mHealth,” at the Geneva NGO Forum Beijing+20 UN ECE Regional Review, United Nations, Geneva Switzerland.
She is one of the blog authors of e-patients.net published by the Society for Participatory Medicine, writes the health care blog www.healthcarebasicsinfo.com, and is the editor of Health Care Basics, a monthly e-newsletter. She is a contributing columnist and a reviewer for the Journal of Participatory Medicine and is sought after to write articles for health-related publications, as a speaker at many national forums on e-patients and technology.
Ms. Finn is a member of the Board of Overseers at Mount Auburn Hospital and the consumer advocate and a voting member of BIDCO (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Board). She is also the Secretary and a board member of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
My Passions: advancing the mission of patient empowerment
My Challenges: enough time in the day
My Vision for the Future: A world where everyone has access to excellent healthcare in a collaborative setting
My Areas of Expertise: writing, speaking, digital communication/health IT