I was honored to be invited to TEDMED by the Pioneer Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Their team encouraged all attendees to complete one of three sentences: “To improve health and health care, we need to start asking…” “To improve health and health care faster, we must…” “My bold idea for transforming health […]
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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.
That’s a direct quote from Paul Tang, of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, at last week’s meeting of the Health IT Policy committee, of which he is vice chair. Dr. Tang was riffing on an e-Patient Dave quote, which I read during my testimony: I want innovation at a rate that resembles the rate of […]
NIH is sponsoring a summit this week, The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities. I heard about it from Mary Brophy Marcus’s article in USA Today and I found this press release online, but I haven’t seen other coverage of the event. If you spot stories about the summit in the news, on blogs, on Twitter, […]
Nancy B. Finn is a journalist with an expertise in the implementation of digital communications in health care and shared this story about personal health records: I was recently hospitalized. Fortunately I did not have to go through the emergency department but was admitted directly to a room. When I arrived, the nurse assigned to […]