Stefan Biesdorf and Florian Niedermann of McKinsey wrote an excellent essay laying out 5 myths about health care and technology. It rings true so I decided to add my own evidence to their points: McKinsey Myth 1: People don’t want to use digital services for healthcare Pew Research has found that looking for health information is consistently […]
Mobile, social, health, care
A clinical trial in Kenya confirmed that human kindness is the secret ingredient to health and mobile phones are an ideal delivery system. Well, that’s my interpretation. Here’s the gist: Taking your meds is essential to maintaining your health when you live with a chronic condition. People know this, but they need help doing it. […]
Public Q&A: Mobile peer support for behavior change
In the spirit of public Q&A, I’m posting my answers to a good question: Do you know of a research team currently studying mobile peer support in the context of behavior change?
Was it a keynote? Or a seismic warning?
Eric Topol’s keynote at HIMSS13, a massive health IT event, was a tsunami of ideas and visions for the future of health care. I wasn’t there, so I salvaged what washed up on my shore as a Storify. Why? Because I’m an internet geologist. I look for early warning signs of possible futures and Topol […]
Is there hope for SMS health alerts?
Richard Fury, MD, of Kaiser Permanente emailed me recently, asking: “Is there any hope for SMS health alerts when patients are due for preventive care? As you know, patients want this, we want to provide this, but without symptomatic incentives adoption is poor. Thoughts?” I think there is hope for SMS health alerts targeting people […]
À la recherche du temps perdu
When I saw this latest data set, I flashed on the phrase “À la recherche du temps perdu” which roughly translates as “In search of lost time” or “Remembrance of things past” (a seven-volume novel by Marcel Proust that I never did finish reading). Look how much time we have collectively “lost” and look at what […]