Quantified Community: Using population sensors instead of wearables to track health

Quantified Community: Using population sensors instead of wearables to track health

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→

Just Read: The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Just Read: The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

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.

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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