Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More (amazon.com) (Download from your local library if available) There have been a lot of great reviews of this bestseller published, mine is a read from the perspective of a physician, trans* ally, supportive of equitable health care for all. As the title says, this … Continue reading Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman

Just Reading: “Social Innovation” and Social Innovators (people who take no as a question)

What’s this? As I was preparing to dialogue with my colleagues in the most innovative Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership (@LMPTalk) recently (see: Just Presented: Total Health and Social Innovation, with the Labor Management Partnership | Ted Eytan, MD) I came across this in a popular business magazine, and it so spoke to me that … Continue reading Just Reading: “Social Innovation” and Social Innovators (people who take no as a question)

Just Read: Listening means better patient outcomes

Click to enlarge Source: Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Sharma G, et al. Patient-centered decision making and health care outcomes: an observational study. Ann. Intern. Med. 2013;158(8):573–9. [Accessed November 3, 2014]. In my last post on listening ( see: Just Read: Just 6 more seconds of listening needed to elicit the patient’s agenda | Ted Eytan, … Continue reading Just Read: Listening means better patient outcomes

Just Read: A perfect score for Kaiser Permanente on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index again for 2015

One-third of the Fortune 500 and over half of the CEI universe of businesses offer transgender-inclusive health care coverage, up from 0 in 2002 and nearly ten times as many businesses as five years ago; Kaiser Permanente is one of them, of course, and every doctor should be part of a health system that is … Continue reading Just Read: A perfect score for Kaiser Permanente on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index again for 2015

Just Read: Just 6 more seconds of listening needed to elicit the patient’s agenda

“…asking “Anything else?” repeatedly until a complete agenda has been identified appears to take 6 seconds longer than interviews in which the patient’s agenda is interrupted” Reference: Marvel MK, Epstein RM, Flowers K, Beckman HB. Soliciting the Patient’s Agenda: Have We Improved? Jama. 1999;281(3):283–287 Actually I read this a while ago; I realize I’ve never … Continue reading Just Read: Just 6 more seconds of listening needed to elicit the patient’s agenda

Just Read: State of Transgender Person Health, the dawn of primary care in Colorado

Transparent: The State of Transgender Health in Colorado, One Colorado Education Fund This is a new report published by One Colorado (@One_Colorado) that’s a non-randomized survey of 417 transgender and gender nonconforming Colorado residents. Even though it’s not randomized, that’s a pretty large sample size for this population. A few findings that caught my eye: … Continue reading Just Read: State of Transgender Person Health, the dawn of primary care in Colorado

Just Read: Reaching the limits of open data and name authenticity: The Circle

Eggers D. The Circle. Vintage Books; 2013. Amazon.com – Download from your local library The flash opened up into something larger, an even more blasphemous notion that her brain contained too much. That the volume of information, of data, of judgments, of measurements, was too much, and there were too many people, and too many … Continue reading Just Read: Reaching the limits of open data and name authenticity: The Circle