Just Read: FEHB Coverage Letter ending discrimination for transgender federal employees

Just Read: FEHB Coverage Letter ending discrimination for transgender federal employees

It’s an easy read – three paragraphs that change the face of LGBTQ Health in the United States forever. Love continues to win More info here. Similar Posts: Photo Friday: Our generation is changing everything for people who are LGB and Transgender Photo Friday: Love Park, Philadelphia, where there’s now more love Allies Need Allies: … Continue reading Just Read: FEHB Coverage Letter ending discrimination for transgender federal employees

Lantern: Lifting up the Transgender Person Voice in the nation’s largest non-profit health system

Lantern: Lifting up the Transgender Person Voice in the nation's largest non-profit health system

I have been given permission to share this story about the KP Lantern project, which is currently hosted on the Kaiser Permanente Intranet for 200,000 physicians, nurses, and staff. You can learn more about KPLantern here. Thanks to Jennifer Downey in our National Public Relations and Communictions organization for putting this story together, and my … Continue reading Lantern: Lifting up the Transgender Person Voice in the nation’s largest non-profit health system

When measuring costs in health care, value patient time the highest

When measuring costs in health care, value patient time the highest

While studying time-driven activity based costing here at @HBSExecEd, I was asked by a colleague to put down my thoughts regarding a comment I made in the discussion. It goes like this. Way back when, I learned cost-utility and cost-effectiveness analysis. I created decision trees, assigned probabilities, and assigned dollar values to activities in health … Continue reading When measuring costs in health care, value patient time the highest

Just Read: Dr. Sara Hurley’s Dissertation on the It Gets Better Project, and my story within

Just Read: Dr. Sara Hurley's Dissertation on the It Gets Better Project, and my story within

Sara Hurley, PhD (@saralovesyou) is a newly minted doctor with a degree in education. Her dissertation is entitled “Public Pedagogy and the Experience of Video Creators in the It Gets Better Project” (Direct link to PDF), and I am honored to have my story included in it.

With Sara’s permission, I’m republishing it below. Continue reading→

Just Read: The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

Just Read: The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

I finally got to thumb through a paper copy of Bob Wachter, MD’s (@Bob_Wachter) book about a month ago, after meeting up with him last summer while he was on the journey to write it, and then I knew I had to read it. I could never have believed when I started the health information technology journey more than (cough) 15 years ago that there would be enough content for a whole book about it. And yet, there is more than enough of a story to be told, and I’ll say, to be told from the physician’s perspective. Why? Read on. Continue reading→

Just Read: Eliminating physician biases against gay and lesbian people, don’t forget the “T”

Just Read: Eliminating physician biases against gay and lesbian people, don't forget the "T"

This is a study from Yale University about medical students’ explicit and implicit attitudes toward people who are gay and lesbian. Not surprisingly, medical students reflect the biases of the society around them: I created the chart above from the study data which shows that a little less than half of medical students today harbor … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating physician biases against gay and lesbian people, don’t forget the “T”

Just Read: Eliminating Disparities in Cancer Care and Survival, too

Just Read: Eliminating Disparities in Cancer Care and Survival, too

Continuing the discussion from this earlier post (see: Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans), this study takes the previous one even farther – looking at the application of evidence based care and survival among people who have colon cancer. A few things I learned while reading this one: Definition of an integrated … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating Disparities in Cancer Care and Survival, too