Category Archives: Updates

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

In the future, patients and families will help design and govern the health system. We’re from the future.



@KPSanDiego innovates. Dr. Susan Mahler and Dr. Jeff Benabio with Susan’s daughter Patricia, TEDMED, 2013 (View on Flickr.com) A patient on a governance group for workforce Information technology? Yes! For some reason, I haven’t posted about the fact that I am part of the National Quality Forum’s (@NatQualityForum) Patient and Family Engagement Action Team. We » » » » on to the full article

The People of Washington, DC’s Anacostia are Building a Culture of Health



View ‘Anacostia’s Culture of Health 45942′ on Flickr.com The last time I was in Anacostia, Ward 8 of Washington, DC, was almost exactly 2 years ago (!) when I walked with Kait Roe (@Fuse_Kait) and Pierre Vigilance, MD (@PierreVigilance) (see: My #walkwithadoc and patient, exploring the determinants of health in Washington, DC Ward 8 | Ted » » » » on to the full article

Photos from HIT Briefing – Reminder about Oral Health and Transgender Person Health



#HITBriefing dentists use EHR’s too #oralhealth I didn’t know what I would learn at the HIT Briefing yesterday in Washington, DC  sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) and supported by the Office of the National Coordinator (@ONC_HealthIT) and it wasn’t what I thought, thanks to social media commentary on the photos I took/posted. I » » » » on to the full article