Here’s a question I received recently: What kinds of indicators tell you if you are going in the right — or wrong — direction in your work? I decided to answer it here, as a public Q&A, because it merits crowd-sourcing.
I live (mostly) by Michael Pollan’s advice to “eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” But Halloween is an exception. We live in a Sesame Street-like townhouse neighborhood in Washington, DC, so my kids can easily hit 100 houses while trick-or-treating. The candy haul is epic. My food-allergic son has always […]
“At one level, we just flipped a switch. It wasn’t a complicated, multi-faceted, variegated intervention. All we did was open up the doctor’s notes… Out of that came a cascade.” – Tom Delbanco talking about OpenNotes and how a seemingly simple change — allowing patients to view clinicians’ notes from their visits — is having […]
I see parallels between the current state of health data tracking and the trajectory of adoption we saw in the early days of internet, broadband, and mobile adoption. Here’s a clip I just found from an interview with WHYY’s Dan Gottlieb in which I explain what I mean by that: I loved being part of the […]
This post originally appeared on RWJF’s Culture of Health blog: I am thrilled to begin my job as the entrepreneur in residence (EIR) at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. You might think that the EIR role is traditionally associated with venture capital firms, not foundations. But scratch the surface and you’ll find commonalities between the two industries. […]
Five years ago, Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya bravely turned over their main stage to Alexandra Drane and a posse of thinkers, doers, and builders working on removing the real barriers to good health — all the stuff that nobody wants to talk about but which we know is at the center of people’s lives.