2016 Design Value Award Winner: KPLantern, to understand the transgender person experience

2016 Design Value Award Winner: KPLantern, to understand the transgender person experience

Thanks, Design Management Institute (@DMIfeed) for awarding KPLantern a Design Value Award for 2016.

– Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s highest performing health system
– We know there are problems that can’t be solved with medical care alone
– Lantern was the opportunity for someone like me, a family medicine physician, to work with Chris McCarthy (@McCarthyChris) and our amazing design consultancy (led on this project by Dana Ragazeous) to change the face of health, within one of the most important civil rights issues of our time

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MakerDocsDC, June 2016, Guest Star Edition

MakerDocsDC, June 2016, Guest Star Edition

Actually they are all stars to me. It was a nice and welcome surprise to have Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH (@DoctorJesseMD) join us, as the guest of Hassan Tetteh, MD (@DoctorTetteh).

MakerDocs make things, often things the rest of health and health care doesn’t know they need, until later.

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ILNX: Innovation Is Never Easy

ILNX: Innovation Is Never Easy

This week is the 10th year of the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN) and its in person meeting is at the Kaiser Permanente Garfield Innovation Center (@KPGarfield).

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Just Pullquoted in: Impact & Joy Through Design – Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy

Just Pullquoted in: Impact & Joy Through Design - Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy

What a special treat to receive this in the (regular, not electronic) mail – it’s the Year in Review for the Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation).

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MakerDocsDC January - Clinicians Think Differently

MakerDocsDC January – Clinicians Think Differently

We’re continuing to get together in 2016, and it’s true that when it comes to innovation, clinicians think differently, just put them in front of a patient and watch, as Brian Miller, MD (@4_betterhealth) demonstrates with Leo. Also pictured, Nishi Rawat, MD Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Blagden Alley, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Blagden Alley, Washington, DC USA

Just taking a little time to talk about innovation in Washington, DC’s historic alleys.
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Photos: Collaborating for the future workforce, Kaiser Permanente Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana

Photos: Collaborating for the future workforce, Kaiser Permanente Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana

Fontana is legendary in Kaiser Permanente and health innovation: The Roots of Southern California Kaiser Permanente « A History of Total Health | Kaiser Permanente History Blog. It’s definitely on anyone’s list of “places that spark innovation,” which is why I was excited to make the trek. Continue reading→