I recently received an invitation to speak at a conference and quickly ran it through my standard criteria. It met 4 of the 5 — pretty impressive — so I agreed to a phone call with the organizers. They let me know right away that they are open to collaboration and suggestions, so I brought […]
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. […]
The “What if health care…?” train rolled through Stanford’s campus during the Medicine X conference and a hashtag was elevated to a mainstage discussion. In the video below, I tell how #whatifhc began and talk a bit about why Twitter was a good place for the dream-sharing to start: Paul Costello framed the #whatifhc panel as […]
The U.S. is facing a serious health care challenge. Nearly half (45%) of U.S. adults are living with at least one chronic condition and many more people are struggling to maintain a healthy weight. We are also presented with a set of opportunities: Clinicians continue to be a dominant source of health information, along with […]
2018 update: Watch a 10-minute video that captures the essentials of peer health advice. Someone recently asked me to name the most exciting innovation in health care today. I think he was hoping for a sexy technology tip, like an app that’s catching fire in the expert patient communities I follow. Nope. I’ve said it […]
I will speak on Monday in Bilbao at an event with 3 names but one goal: to understand how to use social media to innovate and improve health, with a special focus on evidence and the future. I’m looking forward to learning from my hosts and listening to two beautiful languages.