Revisiting Health Social Networking and Communities with http://www.inspire.com/brian

I got to revisit this topic with the person behind (or in front of the easy-to-remember) URL, Brian Loew, the CEO of Inspire.com. I visited this the first time in May, 2008, when Brian and VP for Partnerships Amir Lewkowicz and I went for a short walk to talk about Inspire. And I have to …

Patient Online Access in the Safety Net: Adam Szerencsy, MD and Neil Calman, MD’s slides

Patient Online Access in the Safety Net: Adam Szerencsy, MD and Neil Calman, MD's slides

These are Adam Szerencsy, MD and Neil Calman’s slides from the recent discussion in Oakland, “Patient Online Access in the Safety Net,” hosted by the California Healthcare Foundation. Adam and Neil are from the Institute for Family Health, and as you can tell, have learned a lot in providing online access to their patients in …

Patient Online Access in the Safety Net: James Kahn, MD’s slides

Patient Online Access in the Safety Net: James Kahn, MD's slides

Continuing on, in the publication of the stories of some of our nation’s leading edge safety net organizations in the area of patient online access, these are the slides shared by James Kahn, MD, from the University of California, San Francisco Positive Health Program. I had previously blogged about their myHERO patient portal, which is …

Stepping Through a Patient’s Experience with Hypertension: Maintaining control (yearly recheck)

Stepping Through a Patient's Experience with Hypertension: Maintaining control (yearly recheck)

This is fifth of a multi-part series on a patient’s experience managing a chronic condition, in this case hypertension. A diagnosis has been made, and our patient has hopefully followed up and has hopefully been maintained on appropriate therapy (there is a 1 in 3 chance that this is happening). We are now in the …

Patient Online Access in the Safety Net: Hilary Worthen, MD’s Slides

Patient Online Access in the Safety Net: Hilary Worthen, MD's Slides

“If you don’t like the news, go out and make some of your own” – this was the theme of the presentations given by safety net organizations who are innovating by providing patient online access to their personal health information. It’s now possible to talk to safety net providers who have the technology and the …

Patient Online Access in the Safety Net: Ted’s Slides

Patient Online Access in the Safety Net: Ted's Slides

I am attaching the opening remarks that I made, alongside Veenu Aulakh, at the Patient Online Access in the Safety Net discussion, hosted by the California Healthcare Foundation. It describes the “why?” in the context of my journey of discovery. Click on any image to see full size, and comments are welcome. Update: Incidentally, depending …

Sheraton Palace Picketing — Palace Hotel and Hall of Justice

Sheraton Palace Picketing — Palace Hotel and Hall of Justice – As I sit here working to design a pilot for connecting Californians with chronic illness to their personal health information. It's incredible to walk these halls and think about what happened here 44 years ago. Now, we're doing the same work, in the digital …

Now Reading: Pew Hispanic Center’s Hispanics and Health Care in the United States

Now Reading: Pew Hispanic Center's Hispanics and Health Care in the United States

Livingston, Gretchen, Susan Minushkin, and D’Vera Cohn. Pew Hispanic Center Report: Hispanics and Health Care in the United States: Access, Information and Knowledge. Pew Hispanic Center. Tomorrow I will be in Oakland, California, along with health care leaders from the California Heatlhcare Foundation, California Safety Net Organizations, National Leaders in Patient Online Access in the …