#KPLantern is coming to Portland, Oregon, transgender person/community connections requested

#KPLantern is coming to Portland, Oregon, transgender person/community connections requested

#KPLantern is continuing, and it’s going really well, with field work in California completing now.

The team is coming to Portland, Oregon next and is looking for connections to the community, to continue field work. This includes interviewing individuals, shadowing them in life activities, attending groups and cultural events. Continue reading→

Design Thinking with HRSA Huddles and HHS IDEA Lab

Design Thinking with HRSA Huddles and HHS IDEA Lab

Yesterday I went to the actual HHS IDEA Lab (@HHSIdeaLab) – it is a place :) ), for our monthly check-in with the team I am on, called HRSA Huddles for now (HHS Ignite – Being part of the 2015 HRSA Huddles team exploring collaborative work | Ted Eytan, MD).

Prior to the check in, though, we spent quality time at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) expanding our thinking, creatively, with our mentor Tyson Weinert, who is the US Coast Guard’s most awesome Innovation Program Manager, he was awesome with us for sure. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Remember Them, Champions for Humanity, Oakland, CA USA

Photo Friday: Remember Them, Champions for Humanity, Oakland, CA USA

The tradition of Photo Friday is to feature photos from Washington, DC, this week I’m allowing a California photo. It’s from the Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park, in the shadow of downtown Oakland. I discovered it on a virtual walking meeting, even though it was unveiled close to 4 years ago. Score another point for … Continue reading Photo Friday: Remember Them, Champions for Humanity, Oakland, CA USA

Photo Friday: Goodbye Google Glass #Throughglass

Photo Friday: Goodbye Google Glass #Throughglass

I believe I took some pretty cool photos using Google Glass (click here to see a gallery). When I first joined the explorer program, I wanted to find the most symbolic place to take a picture, and be the first person in the world to do it. I think I succeeded, on the 50th anniversary … Continue reading Photo Friday: Goodbye Google Glass #Throughglass

MakerDocsDC January Edition

MakerDocsDC January Edition

Just adding this photo here so people can see the progression of MakerDocs. We are going to travel around to the most innovative places in Washington, DC in 2015. Always much to share about how to innovate in health and health care… MakerDocsDC January: Left to Right, Denton Shanks, MD, MPH, Whitney Gray, PhD, LEED … Continue reading MakerDocsDC January Edition

#KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better

#KPLantern is beginning - Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better

Beginning next week, I am (temporarily) joining the nationally recognized Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation) for KPLantern: Lantern is a project that Kaiser Permanente is undertaking to gain insight into the diverse experiences, challenges, and goals of being a transgender person in our current society and use that insight to better design health and care … Continue reading #KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better

Photo Friday: Inauguration, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Inauguration, Washington, DC USA

Washington, DC is such a special place. It’s really a city still in evolution, the only capital city in the world whose residents do not have a vote in national government, as I learned today. It also has huge health and economic disparities (see this post), so going to an inauguration in 2015 is historic … Continue reading Photo Friday: Inauguration, Washington, DC USA