In April, Harvard Business Review published my article, “How Chronic-Disease Patients Are Innovating Together Online.” Since then I’ve been collecting other stories about people gathering online to solve their own problems — an innovation pipeline powered by what I call peer-to-peer health care. Fortunately and unfortunately, there are many examples. People living with long-term effects […]
An excerpt of a post on the Iodine blog: Imagine living with a condition so rare that every time you see a new doctor they confess to Googling it outside the exam room door.
In 1999, when I was the editor of USNews.com, the dot-com boom was in full swing. Money seemed to be gushing out of the Bay Area and some sharpies at USNews saw an opportunity to cash in. They proposed slicing out the most marketable piece of the website — the education franchise — and selling […]
The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, in partnership with AIDS.gov, held a one-day forum on social media, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STI) that turned out to be an unfiltered discussion of love, truth, and technology. Why was it so smoking hot? And is this unique to conferences (or panels) about sexual […]