Just Read: Peeing in Peace: What we need to know about designing healthy spaces in health care

Just Read: Peeing in Peace: What we need to know about designing healthy spaces in health care

This 48 page guide was written by the Transgender Law Center (@TransLawCenter) in 2005 (!) about the issue of bathrooms in public spaces.

Because our world famous Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation) and facilities team is getting together at our world famous Garfield Center (@KPGarfield), I’m going right to the solutions. They are as relevant today as they were 10 years ago, before there was hope that health care would listen. Continue reading→

Just Read: Fostering innovation in healthcare delivery at academic medical centers

Just Read: Fostering innovation in healthcare delivery at academic medical centers

Adding this paper to the record, courtesy of MakerDoc Andrey Ostrovsky, MD (@AndreyOstrovsky), who led our group through a discussion of the innovation landscape in Washington, DC, and beyond. (see: MakerDocsDC Summer Edition)

The paper itself has a good overview of the incubators that are operating around the United States, plus specific recommendations for creating innovation-supportive environments in academia. Enjoy. Continue reading→

Member Personas, arrived at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Member Personas, arrived at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Dominique, a member who is also a veteran (View on Flickr.com Nine member personas, encompassing a breadth of health and life experience, arrived for installation at The Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth). I could tell instantly how they’ll transform the experience of learning about total health. We’re looking forward to them teaching you, too. Updates … Continue reading Member Personas, arrived at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

MakerDocsDC Summer Edition

MakerDocsDC Summer Edition

This month we were back at the Medstar Institute for Innovation (@MI2Innovation) while the Kaiser Permanente Center Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) continues its rejuvenation (See the hashtag for updates). Left to right, Andrey Ostrovsky (@AndreyOstrovsky) Kevin Maloy (@MaloyKr) Konstantin Karmazin (@zenkkarma) Myself , and Denton Shanks (@DentonShanks). Multiple generations of physician innovators in one setting…. Similar … Continue reading MakerDocsDC Summer Edition

Presentation/Photos: Quantified Community, Population Sensors at WalkHackNight, Transportation Techies

Presentation/Photos: Quantified Community, Population Sensors at WalkHackNight, Transportation Techies

Fraser McLaughlin and Stanislav Parfenov from @Eco_Counter and @Placemeter. Innovating to make places safer and healthier. (View on Flickr.com) What a great meetup! Walkhacknight happened at the world-famous Mobility Lab (@MobilityLabTeam) in Arlington, Virginia. Our host/organizer, Michael Schade (@MVS202) supported some special innovation including: The Hug timer, developed at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) … Continue reading Presentation/Photos: Quantified Community, Population Sensors at WalkHackNight, Transportation Techies

Photo Friday: 7th Street, NW Rising, as taken from the beautiful LEED Gold AAMC headquarters, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: 7th Street, NW Rising, as taken from the beautiful LEED Gold AAMC headquarters, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph was taken from the roof on top of the beautiful, LEED Gold-certified Association of American Medical Colleges (@AAMCtoday) headquarters, situated in historic Mt. Vernon Square, in Washington, DC. The view itself is a brand new vantage point (since 2014) of a historic street, destroyed once in 1968 following the assassination of Martin … Continue reading Photo Friday: 7th Street, NW Rising, as taken from the beautiful LEED Gold AAMC headquarters, Washington, DC USA

Can Health Care Be Cured Of (Unconscious) Racial Bias? : NPR

Can Health Care Be Cured Of (Unconscious) Racial Bias? : NPR

A growing body of research suggests that doctors’ racial biases and other prejudices continue to affect the care patients received. Medical educators say self-awareness is an important first step. Source: Can Health Care Be Cured Of Racial Bias? : Shots – Health News : NPR The opening story in this NPR piece is worth listening … Continue reading Can Health Care Be Cured Of (Unconscious) Racial Bias? : NPR