Amy Gleason (@ThePatientsSide) captured this line of mine, delivered on a panel at the Health Datapalooza yesterday. Her tweet generated an interesting cascade of reactions ranging from: “This is potentially dangerous” to “This is obvious (and old news).” I thought I’d expand on my observations and see if people want to expand on theirs in […]
Aging, housing, health
Brandeis University hosted a one-day symposium on aging, housing, health, technology, and other issues. Thanks to the people who captured these insights!
How did you find your people?
The internet gives us access not only to information, but also to each other. That deceptively simple insight, gained from years of research, contains so much of the hope I have for the future of health and health care. When we get sick or receive a new diagnosis, we often feel alone, but we shouldn’t. […]
“Googling is a sign of patient engagement”
Wrap your head around that idea. It’s one of the many insights I learned from reading Let Patients Help — and I’m freaking quoted in that chapter! But that’s E-patient Dave, seeing things that nobody else sees and, in this case, making up words like “boogloo” (Bing + Google + Yahoo). As he writes: 81% […]