Co-authored by one of my favorite physician colleagues, Brigid McCaw, MD (@BrigidMcCaw) whose work is an example of what happens when physicians lead. Clinicians use tools embedded in the electronic health record to facilitate screening, intervention, documentation, and referrals. Electronic health record questionnaires and progress note tem- plates include prompts for further inquiry (eg, “Are … Continue reading Just Read: Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence
To know where you’re going, it’s important to know where you came from….
This book, published in 1991, gives a physician’s eye view of one of the most significant health movements in the United States – prepaid, integrated health care with a social mission.
Before reading the book, I already knew that part. I didn’t appreciate its scope in American consciousness, though:
Any journalist or communication professional reporting on LGBTQ issues should read this guide.
And yet, they don’t take the time to use proper terminology, as professionals in their own business.
It’s possible I’ve referred you to this post if you are one. See below for the reason why.
A very cool unintended (or intended?) consequence of sensing your environment is that you start to think about how to improve it.
With that in mind, and with stimulus provided by the Design and Health Leaders Group of the American Institute of Architects, and the team at the Washington, DC Office of Planning, I found this look at the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), which the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health is fortunate to co-inhabit.
The architects (@AIAnational) just taught me the coolest concept when we got together recently. (see: Bleeding to Leading – Design and Health at the American Institute of Architects).
“Universal Design” caused the skies to part and the sun to shine through into my double rainbow atmosphere.
Why? Because it’s a known practice in design for creating respectful, accessible environments, including for the LGBTQ community, including bathrooms. Continue reading→
As I have a very long overdue post for a colleague about my thoughts on blogging, one of the points I would make is that the best part of engaging in social media is that instead of looking for things, things start finding you.
And so, in response to my recent post(s) about architects and doctors (see: Bleeding to Leading – Design and Health at the American Institute of Architects, I received this message:
The title says it all. From the current issue of Health Affairs (@Health_Affairs).
Note that the study looked at actual visits booked by physicians so it doesn’t capture payments made to physicians for patients who didn’t visit.
It can be a confusing world when a health professional is trained and emotionally incented to be rewarded for health but not physically/financially. Continue reading→