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 […]
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.
That’s a Tim O’Reilly maxim, not original to me. I quoted it, exasperated, after reading this article: The biggest merger you didn’t hear about yesterday If you haven’t read it yet, please do. It is damn good and damn right. Sorry. It’s just that I feel like the frog in the pot who just saw the […]
Continuing my series of public Q&A sessions, I’ll share the following: We are working on an innovation concept paper to a local foundation and would like to explore how to better use social media and SMS at youth-focused sexual health clinic. We need to be able clearly articulate the benefits of social media and SMS […]
I think of myself as a public service researcher. The Pew Charitable Trusts and the California HealthCare Foundation provide the funds for the work I do and, in turn, I do everything I can to inject the findings into the public conversation: publish reports and data sets online, for free; talk to reporters and bloggers […]