I’d like to revive the spirit of the “What if health care…?” conversation, this time in the context of data and trust. What could we build with health data if we had people’s trust? How about: An algorithm to prevent suicide. An app to prevent addiction relapse. An app to help adolescents living with chronic […]
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. […]
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!
Prepared for Mayo Transform 2010: Thinking Differently About Health Care (video now available). Ten years ago, I wrote the Pew Internet Project’s first report on the impact of the internet on health care, calling it “The Online Health Care Revolution.” Back then, the idea that people were searching online for health information was revolutionary. All […]
Nikolai Kirienko, Crohnology.MD Project Director, is setting a new standard for transparency in research and innovation as he blogs about his work with Project HealthDesign: On days where I could have benefited from the feedback of [Observations of Daily Living] the most, I was the least likely to be recording them. Why? On the worst […]
This is a banner week for people who think good design contributes to better health. On Monday, DiabetesMine and the California HealthCare Foundation launched the 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. Last year the contest garnered more than 150 entries and awarded a grand prize, a “most creative” prize, and a kids’ category prize. I can’t wait […]