In 2005, I took a call from someone who worked at Planned Parenthood. He wanted the conversation to be off the record, so I didn’t even write down his name, which is a shame because that conversation changed the direction of my career.
Did you know some doctors once had a hand signal to warn their colleagues about internet-using patients? I talk about this and other health care history, plus a bit about the possible future (including some market opportunities), in an interview with Alex Howard: One study I cite in this segment of our conversation centers on […]
I’ve been following Bertrand Might’s story for a few years through his parents’ blog about his “movement disorder” (which turns out to be related to his incredibly rare condition, NGLY1 deficiency). Last week, Matthew Might co-authored a commentary with Matt Wilsey in the journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics: “The shifting model […]
I got to quote Thomas Jefferson in an essay I wrote for the Pew Research Center’s FactTank blog today: “Who then can so softly bind up the wound of another as he who has felt the same wound himself?” It’s about Lisa Bonchek Adams and the spotlight that has been thrown on the use of […]
A clinical trial in Kenya confirmed that human kindness is the secret ingredient to health and mobile phones are an ideal delivery system. Well, that’s my interpretation. Here’s the gist: Taking your meds is essential to maintaining your health when you live with a chronic condition. People know this, but they need help doing it. […]
Some new “What if health care…?” dreams are circulating and since they are specifically related to my research, I have to call them out. First, check out this article by Eugene Borukhovich about the power of DIY health care tools and self-tracking — and how we need to move toward DIT (do it together): A new […]