It was a pleasure to host at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) with Rex Miller (@mRexMiller) and friends from Delos (@DelosLiving). I especially appreciate Rex’s approach to these gatherings – everything is open source, just like this blog.
People want to live and work in a healthy environment. People like me want to know what works to make it that way. Rex introduced me to this website, which helps in the critical analysis of what works…
The Well MindShift is a collection of over sixty organizations and one hundred leaders who have assembled to address the crises of workplace health, wellness and well buildings. We see this issue threatening the future viability and prosperity of our corporations and nation. We are a self-organizing cohort representing a diverse cross-section of leaders including subject matter experts, academics, healthcare institutions, corporate, not for profits, authors, service providers and community organizers.
Wearable devices have since been shown not to be the motivating force they were once thought to be, with two significant studies in 2016 published about this. This makes modification of the work environment even more critical – a smart watch isn’t going to make people walk any more than a scale makes someone lose weight. An appointment on a calendar that says “walking meeting” – that works 🙂 .
MedCity News recently paid a visit to the Center for Total Health, in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol. The center shows off many of the technologies and design innovations Kaiser Permanente now employs or is considering.
Thanks, Neil Versel (@NVersel) for stopping by to learn about the future of health and healthcare. Visitors always welcome and everyone gets a photo (if they want, and why wouldn’t they, total health looks great on everyone 🙂 ).
In any event, I continue to love the sharing of experiences and people that happen every month. It’s always diverse, and the opposite of diversity is boredom.
This time, we spoke about the circuitous route that a MakerDoc takes in so many things, what disciplined innovation can look like at organization that practice it, and the concept of innovators as weather systems.
Just as the Airbus 380 creates a hurricane behind it forcing air traffic to readjust, so can the MakerDoc, hopefully with good effect.
Here’s what the wind vortex behind an A380 looks like. Watch to the end.
For the Transgender Health Meet and Greet which we hosted recently, I leveraged my recently acquired photoshop skills to create nametags that support pronouns.
I’m embedding the template in multiple formats, with instructions below. The document is Creative Commons licensed like everything on this blog – use it, edit it, brand it, make sure it helps other people succeed in life. If you don’t use it to help other people succeed, then the license to use is immediately revoked.
I’ve written previously about why I’ve placed my pronouns on my business card and email sig. I and others encourage other health professionals to do the same: