When the organizers of a National Cancer Institute workshop on social media and clinical trials invited me to speak, they said: We have an ethical obligation to understand social media. Social media is not just trendy. It’s a tool, an opportunity to act in an ethical way, not only to increase recruitment but to help […]
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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.
I am thrilled to share the news that I am the new Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grateful for the opportunity to serve under the leadership of Secretary Burwell — truly an extraordinary person. Full post (originally appeared on HHS.gov): When I left the Pew Research Center to advise […]
A community colleague recently asked me where he might find the latest numbers on the percentage of U.S. adults who participate in online patient communities. In the spirit of “public Q&A” I’d like to share my answer and ask people to add tips about other resources in the comments. Up until July 2014, I led […]
I have a new post up on Medium, illustrated with this gem from a 2012 post: An excerpt: We can’t let misinformation—or worse—go by without comment. I think it’s time for more people to speak up in health care. More pediatricians should express their measles outrage. More people should chronicle the reality of living with chronic conditions.
Quick explanation: I tweeted “What if this Pew Research GIF was played on a loop in Times Square?” and my friend Mike Lee made it happen (in our Photoshopped dreams). What if every conference displayed it on a screen, so that every public conversation in every industry was framed by the context of the coming […]