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.
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 […]
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.
“What if, in the midst of a crisis in which workflows, policies, procedures, and operations must be altered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could distribute an app to emergency departments as easily as a software developer submits an app to the Apple App Store?” – Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH, talking so much sense about […]
Take a deep breath and then look at this data about HIV in the U.S.: I have seen these numbers before, but never laid out so clearly and so beautifully. Thank you, Jeff Guo of the Washington Post, for breaking my heart. Thank you, because I think we all need our hearts broken anew from […]
Earlier this week, John Sharp tweeted a link to a New York Times column by Abigail Zuger, MD, about the “Unworried Unwell” — people who have been told that they are very ill, but do not seem to want to do anything about it. The comments are wonderful, particularly the Reader’s Picks, including helpful tips about […]