Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations – Strength Beyond our Walls – Presentation

Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations - Strength Beyond our Walls - Presentation

Yesterday (also on National Doctor’s Day), I was treated to a refresher dose of Keith McCandless’ (@KeithMcCandless) liberating structures, as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows event called “Strength Beyond our Walls: Improving Transitions in Care and Empowering Patients Using Technology.” RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows- Strength Beyond our Walls 53170 … Continue reading Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations – Strength Beyond our Walls – Presentation

“Really in the thick of it” – Rosa Parks Collection, Library of Congress

"Really in the thick of it" - Rosa Parks Collection, Library of Congress

Yesterday was National Doctor’s Day, and instead of a free Blackberry case (how 20th Century), I asked instead if I could dart out and see the last day of the public display of the Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress.

The answer was yes (which is the answer to everything), I did, and I took photos, below. Continue reading→

All genders are welcomed and represented: #KPLantern in Vancouver, BC (Part 2)

All genders are welcomed and represented: #KPLantern in Vancouver, BC (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our visit to Vancouver Coastal Health (@VCHHealthcare) to learn about transgender person health and health care as part of the Lantern project. You can read part 1 here: Visiting the Transgender Person Health Program, Vancouver BC #KPLantern. Prior to being a physician, Gail Knudson, MD (@Gail_Knudson), was an educator (and … Continue reading All genders are welcomed and represented: #KPLantern in Vancouver, BC (Part 2)

Slides for Presentation: Being a Transgender Ally and Unconscious Bias

Slides for Presentation: Being a Transgender Ally and Unconscious Bias

Slides for the presentation “Being a Transgender Ally and Unconscious Bias” being given at the 2015 LGBTQ Health Care Speaker Series for Knowledgeable providers. You can view it directly on Slideshare by going here. Continue reading→

Visiting the Transgender Person Health Program, Vancouver BC #KPLantern

Visiting the Transgender Person Health Program, Vancouver BC #KPLantern

When the Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation) undertakes an insight project, it recruits at least two Kaiser Permanente regions + one external “examplar” site outside of Kaiser Permanente.

In the case of transgender person care, that site is Vancouver Coastal Health [VCH] (@VCHHealthcare) which serves one million BC residents.

As part of my learning of the design thinking technique, I was fortunate to join the team (of myself and Team Lead and Designer Dana Ragouzeos) to complete our field work there. I’m glad we did. Continue reading→

Getting ready for XX in Health, Assessing my own biases

Getting ready for XX in Health, Assessing my own biases

XXinHealth (@XXinHealth) is happening soon (see: I AM excited to be part of XXinHealth’s sixth annual women’s retreat) and my co-host / guest star, Vivienne Ming (@NeuralTheory) has set up an impressive discussion for us.

I’m not going to lie, I’m a little anxious, as much as I am eager. Great development opportunity!

I am also human, which means I have implicit/unconscious biases that shape my behavior, as do all human beings. I’ve written about this previously, multiple times on this blog (see the full list of posts here, there are many). Continue reading→

MakerDocsDC March 2015

MakerDocsDC March 2015

The sun is back in Washington, DC, and the first thing I noticed when I entered the headquarters of Medstar Innovation Institute (@MI2Innovation) in the former Intelsat building, is the light and shadows. Pretty impressive. That’s where we grabbed this month’s photo. L-R: Kevin Maloy (@MaloyKr), Ted Eytan, Denton Shanks (@DentonShanks), Ed Tori (@DrEdTori), Brian … Continue reading MakerDocsDC March 2015