“…asking “Anything else?” repeatedly until a complete agenda has been identified appears to take 6 seconds longer than interviews in which the patient’s agenda is interrupted” Reference: Marvel MK, Epstein RM, Flowers K, Beckman HB. Soliciting the Patient’s Agenda: Have We Improved? Jama. 1999;281(3):283–287 Actually I read this a while ago; I realize I’ve never » » » » on to the full article
This week’s photograph is of an almost electric (see the full set of photos below) ignite talk given by Kevin Maloy, MD (@maloykr) , Emergency Room physician and innovator at Medstar Institute for Innovation (@MI2Innovation), where he shows an audience how a simple web page, like, say the one for the Center for Total Health » » » » on to the full article
Left to right: Lesley Levine, MD, John Mattison, MD, Ted Eytan, MD, Tad Funahashi, MD, Kaiser PermanenteView Faces of Innovation 39947 on Flickr.com I took these photographs, except for the one above (I know a better camera when I see it) at Kaiser Permanente’s annual Innovation Retreat hosted by our Executive Vice President and Chief » » » » on to the full article
View The Kojo Nnamdi Show 34265 on Flickr.com It is the decade of the patient, when the local (Washington, DC) affiliate (@Wamu885) hosts a conversation about how electronic health records are affecting the relationship between patients and physicians (You, Your Doctor And A Computer: How Technology Impacts Personal Health Care | The Kojo Nnamdi Show). » » » » on to the full article
Rounding out my sustainability tour of England, I got the chance to visit my ancestors, at the gorgeous headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians in London (@RCPLondon). As it says on the web site: Since its foundation in 1518, the RCP has had five headquarters in London. The current Grade I listed building in » » » » on to the full article
This is an article written by Marisa Torrieri (@maritorri) for Physicians Practice (@PhysiciansPract) based on her passion and interest in including the stories of LGBT physicians in this publication.
My story is included as is this quote, that sums it up for me:
Today, healthcare organizations such as Kaiser Permanente are setting a new tone. The company has key sponsorship roles in both Capital Pride, a Washington, D.C., non-profit organization that serves the LGBT community through educational events, entertainment, and community outreach, and Capital Transpride (a subset of Capital Pride). – See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/changing-times-lgbt-physicians/page/0/2#sthash.EfRLxY9G.dpuf
It’s great to be a part of an organization that is setting a new tone, in a generation of physicians who are changing everything when it comes to respecting people equally, in a society of journalists and other allies like Marisa who are writing about how people from diverse populations are producing health rather than taking it away.
More goodness from the MDigitalLife study courtesy of Greg Matthews (@chimoose). I asked him (very nicely) if he would take a look at the database he’s got of 3,200 verified physicians’ 2.1 million tweets for frequencies of environmental / sustainability topics, and here’s what he found. Green docs – Analysis from MDigitalLife Data from Ted » » » » on to the full article