The ePatient Toolkit brings you tools and resources to begin your journey to become an educated and empowered patient!

Virtual Courses

We are excited to be teaming up with Intake.Me to bring you their virtual patient courses. These virtual classrooms are designed to empower patients in all their healthcare matters. You can enroll for free in these classes by clicking the buttons below or head over to our ePatient 101 Virtual Courses page for the full details. We hope you enjoy!

Marie Ennis-O’Connor Blogs

Marie Ennis-O’Connor is a writer, social media consultant, and author of the award-winning blog, Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer, which reaches a global audience of patients, researchers and healthcare professionals.

Health Literacy

Health literacy is the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Anyone who needs health information and services also needs health literacy skills to

  • Find information and services
  • Communicate their needs and preferences and respond to information and services
  • Process the meaning and usefulness of the information and services
  • Understand the choices, consequences and context of the information and services
  • Decide which information and services match their needs and preferences so they can act

Check out these blogs by Casey Quinlan (@MightCasey) to learn more about health literacy.

Helpful Videos and Blogs

The Web-Savvy Patient

An Insider’s Guide to Navigating the Internet When Facing a Medical Crisis

Via the Patients Helping Patients Blog, we will be revisiting this excellent source of information on how to use the internet to obtain healthcare information with a short introduction of each chapter. You can get your own copy of the original book on Amazon here!