One of my core beliefs is that if we give people access to the data, information, and tools they need to solve their own problems, they will. The Maker movement is an example of a group of people who embody this idea. They modify and improve the world around them. They look at a problem and not only say, […]
trends & principles
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 […]
Brandeis University hosted a one-day symposium on aging, housing, health, technology, and other issues. Thanks to the people who captured these insights!
Thanks to Joyce Lee, MD, for resurfacing this talk on Twitter today! In watching it again, I’m struck by how the data needs to be updated, but the insights don’t. Clinicians have not yet missed their chance to contribute to the online health revolution (nearly 4 years later)! The tools are going to change, but what […]
One year ago this week I was in Sweden to deliver a talk at Almedalen, a festival of ideas held on the island of Gotland. This year, my community colleague John Nosta brought the latest in American ingenuity to the same event, telling the crowd that digital health is not a far-off promise, but instead […]
Technology enables the mission of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). It widens access to information and tools and pushes power out to all parts of the network, from our colleagues in the federal workforce to our fellow citizens. At HHS, we seek to create a learning system that recognizes the potential of […]