Janet Kennedy recently hosted me on the Get Social Health podcast, which focuses on how social media is being used to help hospitals, clinicians, caregivers, and patients connect and engage. We discuss how Twitter hashtags can be like camp fires, where people gather to tell stories, and why I have empathy for people who don’t […]
Jessica Hagy is one of my favorite social commentators, so I was thrilled to meet her in person at the 2010 Mayo Transform conference, curated by David Rosenman. Here is one of her cartoons from that event: I have shared the image on Twitter a few times, including today, when I wrote that I’d add […]
When it comes to news sites, I love scanning readers’ comments as much as the original articles. Comments are an unfiltered feed, a window into public opinion (in other words, catnip for someone like me). One thread caught my eye recently. Ron Winslow wrote a very nice piece in the Wall Street Journal about how […]
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 […]
Last week’s Mayo Transform symposium was a two-day excursion into the world of science, data, design, and the secret ingredient to health: love. Patch Adams, MD, kicked things off in grand style. If you’ve never seen him speak, treat yourself to a hit of his energy: In 1971, he and his compatriots opened a 24×7 […]
The video of my Mayo Transform 2010 speech, The Power of Mobile, is now up on the conference site as well as on YouTube. It was an honor to be part of this event. Many thanks to David Rosenman and his team for inviting me!