Photo Friday: 6 year disruptorversary with Jay Parkinson, MD

Photo Friday: 6 year disruptorversary with Jay Parkinson, MD

Jay Parkinson (@JayParkinson) and I met up this time the same way we did the first time, when I think I texted (or Gchatted?) Jay while I was cruising through Williamsburg, New York, back in 2009 (to which he responded, “come on over”). This time he was the messager and it was great to catch up. Continue reading→

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→

What Design Thinking Looks Like – to help move health care forward

What Design Thinking Looks Like - to help move health care forward

This week is synthesis for KPLantern, the project of the Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation) to understand the health and health care of people who are transgender, using a human centered design/fieldwork approach.

This is my first time doing this, and there’s nothing I’ve done like it before. Lots of post-its and care given to the stories and experiences encountered in our field work to date. Continue reading→

And I was the man (barely): XX in Health 2015

And I was the man (barely): XX in Health 2015

Wow.

I woke up the day after the 6th XX in Health Retreat (@XXinHealth #XXRetreat) thinking, “what just happened?”

I showed up at the Harvard Club of New York, one of those old world boys club types of places, with lots of paintings of men covering the wood paneled walls (with the exception of one woman) for a day of discussions and workshops with 200 women about innovation, leadership, courage. I left having participated in all those things, and then… Continue reading→

Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations – Strength Beyond our Walls – Presentation

Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations - Strength Beyond our Walls - Presentation

Yesterday (also on National Doctor’s Day), I was treated to a refresher dose of Keith McCandless’ (@KeithMcCandless) liberating structures, as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows event called “Strength Beyond our Walls: Improving Transitions in Care and Empowering Patients Using Technology.” RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows- Strength Beyond our Walls 53170 … Continue reading Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations – Strength Beyond our Walls – Presentation

“Really in the thick of it” – Rosa Parks Collection, Library of Congress

"Really in the thick of it" - Rosa Parks Collection, Library of Congress

Yesterday was National Doctor’s Day, and instead of a free Blackberry case (how 20th Century), I asked instead if I could dart out and see the last day of the public display of the Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress.

The answer was yes (which is the answer to everything), I did, and I took photos, below. Continue reading→

All genders are welcomed and represented: #KPLantern in Vancouver, BC (Part 2)

All genders are welcomed and represented: #KPLantern in Vancouver, BC (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our visit to Vancouver Coastal Health (@VCHHealthcare) to learn about transgender person health and health care as part of the Lantern project. You can read part 1 here: Visiting the Transgender Person Health Program, Vancouver BC #KPLantern. Prior to being a physician, Gail Knudson, MD (@Gail_Knudson), was an educator (and … Continue reading All genders are welcomed and represented: #KPLantern in Vancouver, BC (Part 2)