Clayton Christensen gave a talk at last week’s SMARTHealthIT board meeting on, as he put it, how people think. I was absorbed by his storytelling, so only wrote down a few concepts: We make assumptions based on false correlations (and we should guard against that tendency). Data and maps are verbs, not nouns, and they never tell the […]
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?
Public Q&A: How should a youth-focused sexual health clinic incorporate social media and SMS into their work?
Continuing my series of public Q&A sessions, I’ll share the following: We are working on an innovation concept paper to a local foundation and would like to explore how to better use social media and SMS at youth-focused sexual health clinic. We need to be able clearly articulate the benefits of social media and SMS […]
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 […]