Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health evolves as healthcare changes (MedCity News)

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health evolves as healthcare changes (MedCity News)

Thanks, Neil Versel (@NVersel) for stopping by to learn about the future of health and healthcare. Visitors always welcome and everyone gets a photo (if they want, and why wouldn’t they, total health looks great on everyone πŸ™‚ ). Continue reading→

Photos of Preliminary Audit: WELL Building Standard

Photos of Preliminary Audit: WELL Building Standard

The team from Delos (@DelosLiving) came in the evening before our preliminary audit day to do sound and light testing in our space, as part of a lead up to WELL Certification (@WELLCertified). Continue reading→

MakerDocsDC July: The Circuitous Route and Creating Weather Systems

MakerDocsDC July: The Circuitous Route and Creating Weather Systems

This time, we spoke about the circuitous route that a MakerDoc takes in so many things, what disciplined innovation can look like at organization that practice it, and the concept of innovators as weather systems.

Just as the Airbus 380 creates a hurricane behind it forcing air traffic to readjust, so can the MakerDoc, hopefully with good effect. Continue reading→

Just Read: Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Just Read: Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Co-authored by one of my favorite physician colleagues, Brigid McCaw, MD (@BrigidMcCaw) whose work is an example of what happens when physicians lead. Clinicians use tools embedded in the electronic health record to facilitate screening, intervention, documentation, and referrals. Electronic health record questionnaires and progress note tem- plates include prompts for further inquiry (eg, β€œAre … Continue reading Just Read: Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Just Read: Can Physicians Manage the Quality and Costs of Health Care? The Story of the Permanente Medical Group

Just Read: Can Physicians Manage the Quality and Costs of Health Care? The Story of the Permanente Medical Group

To know where you’re going, it’s important to know where you came from….

This book, published in 1991, gives a physician’s eye view of one of the most significant health movements in the United States – prepaid, integrated health care with a social mission.

Before reading the book, I already knew that part. I didn’t appreciate its scope in American consciousness, though:
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How to Build Health into Design – a day with Green Health Partnership

How to Build Health into Design - a day with Green Health Partnership

Yesterday a bunch of friends (at this point) got together to explore solutions to bring health into the design of the built environment. You know, where we spend 90% of our lives.

The part about us being a bunch of friends – architects, public health experts, doctors, planners is both a good thing and a thing worth noting.
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The Walking Gallery at 5 years

The Walking Gallery at 5 years

It’s been exactly 5 years since Regina Holliday (@ReginaHolliday) conceived the first one, and a most important milestone passed (for me) : Regina actually painting inside the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth).

Organizations and cultures change. So do people – the statement (among many) that most impressed me in 2016 was when Regina told me that her painting has gotten much better since 2011. I was wondering how that could be, but on reflection, so has my photography. People get better with time, too. Continue reading→