Just Read: Fostering innovation in healthcare delivery at academic medical centers

Just Read: Fostering innovation in healthcare delivery at academic medical centers

Adding this paper to the record, courtesy of MakerDoc Andrey Ostrovsky, MD (@AndreyOstrovsky), who led our group through a discussion of the innovation landscape in Washington, DC, and beyond. (see: MakerDocsDC Summer Edition)

The paper itself has a good overview of the incubators that are operating around the United States, plus specific recommendations for creating innovation-supportive environments in academia. Enjoy. Continue reading→

MakerDocsDC Summer Edition

MakerDocsDC Summer Edition

This month we were back at the Medstar Institute for Innovation (@MI2Innovation) while the Kaiser Permanente Center Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) continues its rejuvenation (See the hashtag for updates). Left to right, Andrey Ostrovsky (@AndreyOstrovsky) Kevin Maloy (@MaloyKr) Konstantin Karmazin (@zenkkarma) Myself , and Denton Shanks (@DentonShanks). Multiple generations of physician innovators in one setting…. Similar … Continue reading MakerDocsDC Summer Edition

Presentation: Total Health and Innovation: Demystifying Medicare 2015 Summer Academy

Presentation: Total Health and Innovation: Demystifying Medicare 2015 Summer Academy

Thanks for the National Academy of Social Insurance (@socialinsurance) for inviting me and Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare) to present on innovations shaping the future of health care (medicare inclusive). My slides are below, comments are always welcome. More info at Demystifying Medicare: 2015 Summer Academy | National Academy of Social Insurance. Total Health and Innovation: Demystifying … Continue reading Presentation: Total Health and Innovation: Demystifying Medicare 2015 Summer Academy

Respecting and Representing All Genders in a Healthy Workforce Program: Example from Kaiser Permanente

Respecting  and Representing All Genders in a Healthy Workforce Program: Example from Kaiser Permanente

I’ve been given permission to share what I consider a great innovation in respect, that wasn’t my idea . GoKP is the Healthy Workforce program for Kaiser Permanente’s 175,000 employees. Shira Potash, MS, part of Kaiser Permanente Healthy Workforce, within our National Human Resources organization, approached myself and several others about leveraging our human centered … Continue reading Respecting and Representing All Genders in a Healthy Workforce Program: Example from Kaiser Permanente

Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

As the sign says in the photograph. It is time to move into the future again, inclusively, even with different abilities . Today was the last day of operation of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health Version 1, as we prepare for demolition and rebuilding of the space. Follow our hashtag #CTHNext and the … Continue reading Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

I was fortunate to meet the author of the very captivating book, S Street Rising (see my review of it here: Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.), Ruben Castaneda (@RCastanedaWP) as well as Washington, DC’s Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeu (@BrianneKNadeau) in a discussion of the book, our history, and … Continue reading Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC

Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC

There’s an architectural wonder in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC at The Coupe DC (@thecoupedc) – the bathroom. It’s a multi-stall, gender neutral arrangement. It’s respectful because it doesn’t require human beings to select a gender when they use it. It’s safer because it doesn’t segregate people identifying as male or female into … Continue reading Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC