Presentation: From PHRs to Participation (National Partnership for Women and Families)

Today I gave the first official presentation in my new skin as a physician with The Permanente Federation. I was a little nervous leading up to this (as the tweet said) because this is earlier in the tenure of an organization than I would want someone to represent me.

I did this because it was National Partnership for Women and Families and the groups they work with. I am a huge fan of their work promoting friendly workplaces and blogged about this previously. I managed the newness to Kaiser Permanente by weaving in basic information about Kaiser Permanente’s onilne services (the slides in the middle) and including the names of the leaders involved and taking questions to provide more information later. I also planted a little seed at the end for the innovation potential of Washington, DC.

Today I also got to go on walking meetings with the famous (to me) Jacob Reider, MD , a family physician and health information technology innovator, and now Medical Director at Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions., and soon to be famous (to me, but already to his fellow New Zealanders) Professor Jim Warren, Chair in Health Informatics and Chief Scientist for the National Institute for Health Innovation at the University of Auckland. Both Jacob and the Country of New Zealand have a lot of innovation up their sleeve, all involving patient centeredness in health care. Let’s cheer them on.

Click on any slide to see the images closer up. If you don’t know what the point of any image is, let me know in the comments.

Oh, last thing, the video I showed at the end is Kaiser Permanente’s latest TV commercial, launched in tandem with the 2008 Olympics. Kaiser Permanente now regularly uploads its media to YouTube. Sharing is healthy.


Ted –

Awesome presentation – great slides, better emphasis/points.

Slide 3/40 in particular has me spellbound. People are telling us what they want. There is wide open need…why aren't more organizations listening and designing solutions? Incredible.

This weekend Maarten and I were whiteboarding like crazy around issues of choice and control in healthcare.

But if we can't accept that patients have choices to make, many of them, and reaffirm that involvement (IF and only if the patient is able and willing to participate as a partner in care planning and delivery), we'll not get much closer to choice and control-aware care.

Quant slides like #3 help provide irrefutable evidence that we aren't listening, and that we need to be.

Thanks for sharing!

Ted Eytan, MD