I’m speaking today at Stanford Medicine X about what I’ve learned exploring the intersection between the Maker movement and health care (tune in at 4:25pm Pacific). I posted a short version of my remarks on Medium, but I thought I’d post an image I was very happy to find to illustrate one theme: revolutions happen when people are […]
peer-to-peer health care
When our son was diagnosed with food allergies, we were absorbed into a new way of life, learning the folkways of keeping him safe. We labeled every jar and can in our pantry and fridge so that anyone who visited could see at a glance what was safe (green) or unsafe (red). Like Curtis Sittenfeld, who wrote […]
Technology enables the mission of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). It widens access to information and tools and pushes power out to all parts of the network, from our colleagues in the federal workforce to our fellow citizens. At HHS, we seek to create a learning system that recognizes the potential of […]
May 10-16, 2015, is Food Allergy Awareness Week. I am grateful to the women (and a few men) who help me care for my son with food allergies. I’ve never met most of them in person, but they are there for me, 24×7, answering questions and sharing resources.
A community colleague recently asked me where he might find the latest numbers on the percentage of U.S. adults who participate in online patient communities. In the spirit of “public Q&A” I’d like to share my answer and ask people to add tips about other resources in the comments. Up until July 2014, I led […]
A friend writes: I am sweeping the kitchen and just found one of my brother-in-law’s Parkinson’s pills [Ropinirole]. Every time he has to take it, he drops it. It is tiny and, well, he has Parkinson’s. I can’t tell you how many times the kids end up on the floor looking for the pill he […]