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 […]
Institute Of Medicine
Tell all the truth but tell it slant
Scanning tweets from the current Institute of Medicine event (#iomPwP) brought a poem to mind: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant — Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth’s superb surprise As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every […]
“A jumbo jet a day” – who said it?
I’m looking into public perceptions of patient safety as a possible research topic and have run up against a question I can’t answer. Can you help?
Are patients knights, knaves, or pawns?
Sachin Jain and John Rother’s JAMA commentary, “Are Patients Knights, Knaves, or Pawns?” is an article that begs to be shared. The first time I read it I had to stand up, I was so excited — how can I design a survey to capture these questions?! was my first thought. My second thought was […]
President’s Cancer Panel: Input, Please–Susannah Fox
What evidence would you bring to convince cancer researchers and policy makers to pay attention to how the internet is changing health and health care? That’s my challenge for the Dec. 14 meeting of the President’s Cancer Panel, “The Future of Cancer Research: Accelerating Scientific Innovation” (PDF of the agenda).
Health 2.0 DC: Passion and Execution at Scale
I think conferences are deeply affected by the spirit of their host city. San Francisco has its hackers and dreamers, Boston has its entrepreneurs and ivy, Paris has its pomp and worldliness. At Health 2.0 DC yesterday, my city showed that it has passion and execution — at scale. Leave it to others to point […]