“I grew up biking in Europe,” the woman said after she cut across four lanes of traffic in downtown DC. I had caught up to her at a red light to tell her that she was lucky — cars had slammed on their brakes, some right next to me as I carefully pedaled in the […]
UPDATE: On Feb. 18, 2015, PatientsLikeMe and Walgreens announced a partnership: “Now, anyone researching a medication or filling a prescription on Walgreens.com can access a simple snapshot that shows how their prescribed medication has impacted other patients on the therapy, including medication side effects, as reported by PatientsLikeMe members.” One more step away from “crazy” and toward “obvious” […]
The cross-disciplinary smorgasbord that is Gov 2.0 Expo will be held this week in DC. The agenda is packed with nerdy temptations (danah boyd! Anil Dash! Tim Berners-Lee!) but here are my can’t-miss sessions.
I am struck, once again, by the power of data and the power of one. Carlos Rizo, Chief Imagineer of the Health Strategy Innovation Cell, posted this very intriguing tweet on May 2: The power of open data: To find problems in complicated environments, and possibly even to prevent them from emerging. Clicking through, I […]
The poli-tech tribe gathered in New York last week for the Personal Democracy Forum and, as Craig Newmark put it, welcomed “our new nerd overlords.” Esther Dyson, Jamie Heywood, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and I were asked to take on a breakout panel entitled, “From Participatory Politics to Participatory Medicine: The Coming Revolution in Health […]
“Ask your patients what they use, what they want to use, and how you can be there for them.” — Ted Eytan‘s advice to IT-reluctant health professionals in a Twitterview with Diario Médico.