Photo: MakerDocsDC April

Photo: MakerDocsDC April

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

Next in health care: The human revolution

Next in health care: The human revolution

KPLantern Synthesis (View on Flickr.com) This is the KPLantern Synthesis room in Oakland, California. No computers or mobile devices, just stories and experiences of real people written on post-it notes and organized (and re-organized) by themes and insights. It’s part of KPLantern, a project to understand the health and health care of people who are … Continue reading Next in health care: The human revolution

The ability to know about your community’s health: the 2nd Street Pedestrian Sensor

The ability to know about your community's health: the 2nd Street Pedestrian Sensor

This image isn’t the erratic heartbeat of a person (who wouldn’t be in good condition if it was), it’s the heartbeat of a city, in this case Washington, DC.

Here are more snapshots of the traffic we’ve been monitoring since January – they show that there’s a morning walking commute toward downtown (The Capitol and the Supreme Court) that’s at a more defined time, and then a more spread out commute home in the afternoons. The opposite side of the street has a new sidewalk open but we haven’t seen a dip in traffic yet because of it. Continue reading→

Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven’t heard of yet)

Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven't heard of yet)

A Hidden Crisis, Findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences in California, Center for Youth Wellness, November 6, 2014 At #HBSEE @HBSExecED this week, learning about domestic and global inequality, gini coefficients and the like, and thinking about what the implication for health is. And then this story was just published on NPR: 10 Questions Some Doctors … Continue reading Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven’t heard of yet)

Social Innovators: Harry Bridges and today’s Labor Management Partnership

Social Innovators: Harry Bridges and today's Labor Management Partnership

Social Innovators – Harry Bridges – click to enlarge, or (view on Flickr.com) When I had the opportunity to address the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership leaders, I asked (because I didn’t know), “Who is the labor union equivalent of Henry J. Kaiser and Sidney Garfield, MD?” The answer: Harry Bridges, a person that they … Continue reading Social Innovators: Harry Bridges and today’s Labor Management Partnership

Doctors are allies in the 21st Century

Doctors are allies in the 21st Century

It was a great joy to co-host the Community Clinician Roundtable – Care of Transgender Patients with the National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) yesterday. View Community Clinician Roundtable – Care of Transgender Patients 50260 on Flickr.com The care of people who are transgender requires a … Continue reading Doctors are allies in the 21st Century

Just Read: A perfect score for Kaiser Permanente on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index again for 2015

Just Read: A perfect score for Kaiser Permanente on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index again for 2015

One-third of the Fortune 500 and over half of the CEI universe of businesses offer transgender-inclusive health care coverage, up from 0 in 2002 and nearly ten times as many businesses as five years ago; Kaiser Permanente is one of them, of course, and every doctor should be part of a health system that is … Continue reading Just Read: A perfect score for Kaiser Permanente on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index again for 2015