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.
I will be part of a panel on self-tracking at the Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. My fellow panelists include Naveen Selvadurai, a co-founder of Foursquare; Roger Magoulas, the director of market research at O’Reilly Media; Jodi Daniel, director of the Office of Policy and Planning at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; and Abdul Shaikh of National Cancer Institute’s Health Communication and […]
Eric Topol’s keynote at HIMSS13, a massive health IT event, was a tsunami of ideas and visions for the future of health care. I wasn’t there, so I salvaged what washed up on my shore as a Storify. Why? Because I’m an internet geologist. I look for early warning signs of possible futures and Topol […]