Changing Climate (chart), Washington, DC USA 1871-2014

Changing Climate (chart), Washington, DC USA 1871-2014

2014’s average temperature in Washington is below predicted trend, compared to the western United States (see my hometown, Phoenix, Arizona’s Haywood plot). Still, there is a noticeable increase in temperature, with predicted impacts on health in our nation’s capital. Continue reading→

New Maps of DC health data – Not yet one culture of health

New Maps of DC health data - Not yet one culture of health

Catching up on social innovation I haven’t yet posted about… I have complained previously about the fact that data purporting to show Washington, DC’s health status as a county is usually wrong (see: Do national numbers inaccurately represent Washington, DC’s obesity condition? | Ted Eytan, MD – Answer: YES) because DC has 8 wards within … Continue reading New Maps of DC health data – Not yet one culture of health

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

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

Watch this full screen. You can see the huge influx of people to Washington, DC’s Union Station in the morning, the proportion of people with bikeshare accounts (blue lines) versus “casual riders” who rent on the fly, likely tourists (red lines), who are part of an afternoon outflux. The Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) is … Continue reading Social Innovation: Visualizing the movement of bikeshare bikes around the Center for Total Health, Washington, DC

Latest adoption data for kp.org

Latest adoption data for kp.org

Yesterday on a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth), one of my esteemed guests, Larry Wolf, Health IT Strategist at Kindred Healthcare and Co-Chair, Certification and Adoption Workgroup, Health IT Policy Committee asked about the adoption curves I showed for Kaiser Permanente’s personal health record, kp.org. Because of that and since I’m giving a … Continue reading Latest adoption data for kp.org

Photo and Map Friday: The Social Determinants of the NoMa Neighborhood, Washington, DC USA

Photo and Map Friday: The Social Determinants of the NoMa Neighborhood, Washington, DC USA

Our cities are changing. I had the best opportunity this week to capture our nation’s capital in transition, from the vantage point of the 7th floor of the brand new NPR building (see: Designing the future of work to be collaborative, and healthy: National Public Radio’s New Headquarters, Washington, DC USA | Ted Eytan, MD) … Continue reading Photo and Map Friday: The Social Determinants of the NoMa Neighborhood, Washington, DC USA

Less connected social networks solve complex problems better : Go ahead, have a dream

Less connected social networks solve complex problems better : Go ahead, have a dream

This is is a less-connected network, with 88 nodes. View on Flickr.com This is a well-connected network, 88 notes, with 172 links. View on Flickr.com  Here’s what happens when the well-connected network works to provide a solution to a complex problem. Here’s what happens when the less-connected network does the same work, given the same … Continue reading Less connected social networks solve complex problems better : Go ahead, have a dream