We are going to need all the ingenuity and help we can get to untangle and improve health and health care. Everyone should have access to the data, information, and tools they need to solve problems. That includes access to each other – peer to peer. My hope is for people to look at a […]
In the spirit of public Q&A, I’m sharing an intriguing question I received recently from a community colleague. Check out my answer and then add your ideas and suggestions in the comments below. Do you know of any particularly good or interesting services to empower patients in their relationships with doctors, especially ones which involve […]
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, […]
Update: George Hacks is being held again this year, January 26-27, 2019. I’ll serve as a judge once again and I can’t wait to see what students come up with! George Hacks is a medical and assistive device hackathon happening this weekend in Washington, DC. The students organizing the event have done a stellar job recruiting […]
Inspired by a suggestion from Michael Seid of the C3N Project, people began tweeting their health care dreams, tagged with #whatifhc. Note: in August 2014 I flipped the order so that new ideas are on top.
We need to fix the “solved problems” crisis in home health care. Let me explain. At the start of Health Foo* in December, everyone introduced themselves in 6 words or less. Row by row, person by person, 100+ people talked in turn. In the back row, nearly the last to speak, Laura Baldwin stood and […]