The Stunned Silence in front of the White House in Rainbow Colors

The Stunned Silence in front of the White House in Rainbow Colors

I wanted to capture the relatively stunned silence of the very large crowd that gathered in front of the White House (@WhiteHouse) as it lit with the colors of the rainbow. Continue reading→

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in EHRs, convening at Fenway Health, it matters to all patients

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in EHRs, convening at Fenway Health, it matters to all patients

We will ALL be patients one day.

When it’s our turn, when we are horizontal, in our most vulnerable state, will people:

  • Call us by our correct name?
  • Find out who we are and why we are important to ourselves, our families, our community, society?
  • Do the right things to our bodies, in the most gentle way possible?
  • Heal us?

There’s a far greater likelihood that they will do all of these things if they have the information needed to bring their compassion. Continue reading→

#ActOnClimate : First White House Summit on Climate Change and Health

#ActOnClimate : First White House Summit on Climate Change and Health

Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare) is a member of the Health Care Climate Council and one of the greenest health systems in the world.

It was a great honor to share several rooms at the White House (@WhiteHouse) yesterday with other committed health leaders, at the first Summit on Climate Change and Health.

I was present to give a 4 minute overview of Kaiser Permanente’s renewable energy projects. Continue reading→

Representing Kaiser Permanente’s Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Representing Kaiser Permanente's Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Renewable Energy Infographic, source: Kaiser Permanente Share As the title of the post says, I will be attending and speaking at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health tomorrow: Your Health and Our Environment: How Can We Protect Both? | The White House The event will be livestreamed at the link above. I’m … Continue reading Representing Kaiser Permanente’s Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Millennials: Not environmentalists and support environmental protection, for health. Me too.

Millennials: Not environmentalists and support environmental protection, for health. Me too.

At the KPCodeYourHealth Code-a-Thon, part of Millennial Week DC (@MillennialWeek), and in prepararing to represent Kaiser Permanente at the National Dialogue on Climate Change and Health at the White House, I did a little research on this generation and the environment. I asked a group of Millennial colleagues: “Does the term ‘environmentalist’ describe you?” Here … Continue reading Millennials: Not environmentalists and support environmental protection, for health. Me too.

MakerDocsDC - June 2015

MakerDocsDC – June 2015

This month’s MakerDocsDC was hosted by Freya Spielberg, MD, MPH, at the brand new LEED Platinum Certified Milken Institute School of Public Health. I’d been on a tour of the building before (A bunch of doctors, an architect, and a bridge builder: Designing for Health | Ted Eytan, MD), but not down to the gym, … Continue reading MakerDocsDC – June 2015

Apple Watch Review, by a former Google Glass Explorer

Apple Watch Review, by a former Google Glass Explorer

The OOB Experience (View on Flickr.com) The Good News: It’s not Google Glass There was no trip to a studio in Chelsea to get custom fitted by people trying to change the culture of wearable computing (Getting Google Glass: The OOB Experience, New York City, NY, USA | Ted Eytan, MD). Just a pretty box … Continue reading Apple Watch Review, by a former Google Glass Explorer