The finality in the way the rule is written reminds me of the R v North West Lancashire Health Authority Decision in 1999: “Appeals dismissed. Permission to to appeal to House of Lords Refused.”
That decision quashed forever the UK’s National Health Service policy of not covering transition-related care for its transgender or gender non-conforming residents.
When I visited Charing Cross in London in 2013, all of the medical records had to be managed on paper because their EHR systems were incapable of managing gender identity successfully and within policy.
This decision is pretty big one too, for the U.S. Health System, and one that might ultimately help our colleagues in the NHS as well. Continue reading→
I love 10 minute meetings. Especially ones that involve active transportation.
Thanks Andrea Swiatocha, AIA, LEED AP and Nancy Skinkle, AIA, LEED AP (Architect of the Capitol) for coordinating this one, as part of 2015 Design DC organized by the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (@WashingtonDCAIA).
Bikesharing is a great example of technology used in social innovation. It doesn’t require each individual to be technically inclined, but uses technology to make something basic available to a population, hopefully in a health promoting way.
This is a health impact modelling study, which uses computerized models + assumptions + data to understand the London bicycling sharing (they call it “cycle hire”) system’s impact on disability adjusted life years (DALYs). In my opinion this is a good measure and very “UK” – much more societally focused than what we typically examine in the United States. Continue reading→
This week’s photograph was actually taken June 18, 2015. A few things intervened in between then, like landmark Supreme Court rulings, hence the delay.
The photo is of the installation, testing, and docking of the first bicycles in one of the newest Capital Bikeshare Stations (@Bikeshare) in Washington, station number 353, we informally call it the #CTHNext station, since it’s installed in front of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth).
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.
A sensor is born. This isn’t one you wear on your body, your sidewalk/trail wears it.
Ours was installed in early January and it’s been feeding us data ever since, 24/7, about the movement of pedestrians up and down 2nd Street NE, in downtown Washington, DC.
It measures demonstrators walking home from the United States Supreme Court…. Continue reading→
I don’t know where I came across this book by Paul Taylor (@paultaylordc) from the Pew Research Center (@PewResearch) but I did, and it combines a lot of interests of mine (and a lot of other people). Specific to me, an ongoing following of the Pew Internet (@PewInternet)’s former researcher and brilliant community colleague in DC, Susannah Fox (@SusannahFox), and a lot of work I’ve done in diversity and inclusion as well as technology, that has caused me to read a lot of the reports cited in the book. So it’s in one package here, which is great.