I recently signed on as an advisor to a group of George Washington University students who are organizing a medical and assistive device hackathon on March 24-25, 2018, in downtown DC. Check it out if you live nearby! In pulling together resources for them, I found the memo I sent to senior leaders across the Department […]
The film “Unrest” will debut on Independent Lens this week (check your local listings — in the DC area it will air on Jan. 12 at 10:30pm on WETA). I couldn’t wait and bought my own digital copy on Amazon. Let me just say: It’s no surprise that it’s on the short list for an Academy […]
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will kick off their annual meeting on Tuesday, October 31. I will moderate the first panel, “Access to Results That Matter,” and, as I like to do, I’m starting the conversation early online. Here’s the session description: Traditional health research often does not provide the answers to patients’ questions […]
Data about your health and that of your community can empower you to make — or demand — changes. When there are gaps in the record or the data don’t exist, participatory data collection empowers people to contribute to the public conversation. Access to data is access to power. On November 17-19, 2017, Data for […]
It seems like forever-ago that I delivered this keynote at Stanford Medicine X. Innovators are facing even more significant challenges than I could have imagined back in September 2016. And yet I still believe we live in a time of abundant opportunity to connect with people who want to work toward a participatory, innovative future […]
Brandeis University hosted a one-day symposium on aging, housing, health, technology, and other issues. Thanks to the people who captured these insights!