Author Archives: Ted Eytan

Healthier hospitals don’t just treat patients, they don’t create them in the first place, here’s how



It’s true – operating a health system in an unhealthy way actually creates illness instead of preventing it, and it actually costs more money. So why do it? Check out this video from Healthier Hospitals Initiative (@hhiorg). Healthier hospitals has catalyzed a lot of change in the 18% of GDP health care industry, I’ve seen » » » » on to the full article

Becoming Bilingual in Health and Education is important for doctors, too



In a medical practice, what percentage of patients spend most of their days in schools? For Kaiser Permanente’s 9.5 million members, the number is about 20%, which is huge in terms of a significant place of influence for health. August 14 started the epic healthy schools innovation week at the Center for Total Health (see: » » » » on to the full article

Slide 13 – The future of biosensing wearables « Rock Health



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Slide 13 is awesome (“The Truth About Wearables”) – it shows the decay over time of users using activity trackers in a more scientific than anecdotal way. Complete with cute comment – “We sincerely appreciate and respect the previous survey work, however we would be surprised if the survey could be replicated.” In other words, » » » » on to the full article

Making Healthcare more Human, Design Diplomat Chris McCarthy



View Changing Healthcare Delivery through Design 46269 on Flickr.com This week I got to see Chris McCarthy (@McCarthyChris) participate on a panel of talented design leaders in San Francisco ( Changing Healthcare Delivery Through Design, San Francisco – Eventbrite ) with a physician colleague of mine, Deb Friesen, MD, because we were both attending a » » » » on to the full article

Being a mentor, enjoying colleagues who are millenials. Look at these SMARTER Goals



I used to read about mentorship programs at other organizations with envy. Then I found out that we had a mentorship program at Kaiser Permanente. That was 2 years ago, and now I’ve been engaged in 2 mentorship relationships, each for a year. See my previous one: Walking with Generation Y – From Bricklayers to » » » » on to the full article

Design for Action is having its first ever conference, Washington, DC, 10/14/14!



Who uses behavioral science? Who doesn’t? If you don’t you should. View on Flickr.com Disclosure: I am a volunteer Board Member for Action Design Network, the 501c3 that supports Action Design DC, SF, New York and Boston…. …and I have been a Board Member since March, 2014, because the Action Design Network is interested in connecting » » » » on to the full article

MakerDocsDC – August – Being a physician entrepreneur



Co-mentoring – Nishi Rawat, MD, Brian Masterson, MD, Kevin Maloy, MD (@MaloyKR), Ed Tori, DO (@DrEdTori) (View on Flickr.com) It’s hard enough to be an entrepreneur (I can only guess, I am more of an intrapreneur), being an entrepreneur and a physician at the same time brings its own special challenges. And a lot of » » » » on to the full article