Imagine an intervention that produces results like these: One-third of those living with chronic conditions are now more likely to take necessary medications. The risk of admission to a neonatal ICU during first year of life reduced by 63%. People with with poorly-controlled diabetes were able to achieve a 1.1-point reduction in their HbA1c. Each […]
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 […]
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. […]
How might we empower people to participate in research about their own diseases or conditions? Which models work best for organizations solving medical mysteries or improving care for those living with rare conditions? These are two of the questions raised by a New York Times story today: “His doctors were stumped. Then he took over,” by Katie Thomas […]
Technology enables the mission of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). It widens access to information and tools and pushes power out to all parts of the network, from our colleagues in the federal workforce to our fellow citizens. At HHS, we seek to create a learning system that recognizes the potential of […]
Google is upgrading health search…again. In 2010, I was inspired by Animal Farm to write that Google saw some health sites as more equal than others. This time I turned to Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton.