Josh Seidman asks a very good question that goes toward our discussion of spreading improvement and the digital divide, “If [targeted] interventions… have been shown to have an enormous impact on the health of these populations, maybe Ix and related initiatives can be applied to a wide variety of challenges that underserved populations face — […]
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David Kibbe’s THCB post, Confessions of a Physician EMR Champion, has stirred debate in the comments section including some key insights from our own Gilles Frydman, who points out the need to add “patients” to the list of stakeholders, and Christine Gray, who writes about cultural differences among male and female doctors in adapting to […]
Ted Eytan’s Photo Friday features a crowd of chronic disease care providers listening to patients tell their stories — and smiling as they see the impact of what they do. As I wrote in the comments, I’ll post here soon with more notes, but this photo is a good start toward understanding the impact of […]
Avery Comarow’s blog on USNews.com is my personal find of the week. I once worked with Avery, so I know he tells it like it is, and he’s tackling an important topic. Check out his take on the CMS Hospital Compare page: Hospital Deaths Go Public.
Check out the Diabetes Mine Design Challenge winners for examples of how e-patients can help heal health care, as we like to say around here. I’m especially taken with the Pez dispenser-inspired Maximum Slide gadget, but then again I may just be charmed by the comic book presentation of their idea.