Design Thinking with HRSA Huddles and HHS IDEA Lab

Design Thinking with HRSA Huddles and HHS IDEA Lab

Yesterday I went to the actual HHS IDEA Lab (@HHSIdeaLab) – it is a place :) ), for our monthly check-in with the team I am on, called HRSA Huddles for now (HHS Ignite – Being part of the 2015 HRSA Huddles team exploring collaborative work | Ted Eytan, MD).

Prior to the check in, though, we spent quality time at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) expanding our thinking, creatively, with our mentor Tyson Weinert, who is the US Coast Guard’s most awesome Innovation Program Manager, he was awesome with us for sure. Continue reading→

Designing our environment for population health

Designing our environment for population health

I told co-host Whitney Gray, PhD, LEED-AP, from Cannon Design (@CannonDesign) that when a doctor walks a community, they observe the people walking around. She told me when real estate developers do, they repaint the skyline in their minds. What a cool job (in a greener grass kind of way). Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Goodbye Google Glass #Throughglass

Photo Friday: Goodbye Google Glass #Throughglass

I believe I took some pretty cool photos using Google Glass (click here to see a gallery). When I first joined the explorer program, I wanted to find the most symbolic place to take a picture, and be the first person in the world to do it. I think I succeeded, on the 50th anniversary … Continue reading Photo Friday: Goodbye Google Glass #Throughglass

MakerDocsDC January Edition

MakerDocsDC January Edition

Just adding this photo here so people can see the progression of MakerDocs. We are going to travel around to the most innovative places in Washington, DC in 2015. Always much to share about how to innovate in health and health care… MakerDocsDC January: Left to Right, Denton Shanks, MD, MPH, Whitney Gray, PhD, LEED … Continue reading MakerDocsDC January Edition

#KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better

#KPLantern is beginning - Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better

Beginning next week, I am (temporarily) joining the nationally recognized Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation) for KPLantern: Lantern is a project that Kaiser Permanente is undertaking to gain insight into the diverse experiences, challenges, and goals of being a transgender person in our current society and use that insight to better design health and care … Continue reading #KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better

Video: Bikeshare Users’ Trips To and From Union Station: DCist

Video: Bikeshare Users' Trips To and From Union Station: DCist.

Nice re-publication of the visualization that Michael Schade (@mvs202) did for the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHeath) in @DCist.

Original post: Social Innovation: Visualizing the movement of bikeshare bikes around the Center for Total Health, Washington, DC

We hope to have pedestrian data on 2nd Street NE to report…soon. Stay tuned.

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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)