This month’s MakerDocsDC featured some special guests, MakerDocs in their own right, physical activity champions and leaders in integrated care delivery (Bob Sallis, MD FACSM) and academic medicine (Pat McBride, MD MPH FACC). Not pictured is Liz Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM, Medical Director of Clinical Outcomes Research at Intermountain Healthcare. Bob, Pat, and Liz stayed … Continue reading Photo: MakerDocsDC April
I normally walk to work through history, this time I walked to work through history being made, as the United States Supreme Court heard arguments for marriage equality.
In an awesome confluence of events and social movements, I was participating in a roundtable co-hosted by the American College of Sports Medicine (@ACSMNews) and the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy (@KPIHP) on creating a Call to Action on Making Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription a Standard of Medical Care. Of course that roundtable was going to have walking meetings, and we walked to the future, while talking about the future.
Jay Parkinson (@JayParkinson) and I met up this time the same way we did the first time, when I think I texted (or Gchatted?) Jay while I was cruising through Williamsburg, New York, back in 2009 (to which he responded, “come on over”). This time he was the messager and it was great to catch up. Continue reading→
Yesterday I had the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and specifically the current class of fellows in the “iconic” Yale Program (@RWJFCSP_Yale) Our interaction took place both in the awesome Logan Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC, as well as a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Center for … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans
The KPLantern team is now engaged in “synthesis,” which currently looks like a secure room with a lot of post-it notes (photo below) and as part of that we are reviewing relevant science. This paper describes a clever study designed to look at how transgender children’s unconscious brains work. When challenged subliminally do they really … Continue reading Just Read: They’re not pretending: Gender Cognition in Transgender Children
When the Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation) undertakes an insight project, it recruits at least two Kaiser Permanente regions + one external “examplar” site outside of Kaiser Permanente.
As part of my learning of the design thinking technique, I was fortunate to join the team (of myself and Team Lead and Designer Dana Ragouzeos) to complete our field work there. I’m glad we did. Continue reading→