Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health May Technology Focus : Vital Connect – YouTube

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health May Technology Focus : Vital Connect – YouTube Our very first Total Health Technology Focus – filmed in HD. Special thanks to producer/director Keith Montgomery, The Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Program, and Vital Connect the first technology featured in the series. We slightly miscalculated the amount of time it …

Kaiser Permanente to Pursue Minimum of LEED Gold for all New Major Projects | Kaiser Permanente News Center

Kaiser Permanente to Pursue Minimum of LEED Gold for all New Major Projects | Kaiser Permanente News Center – As part of its ongoing commitment to create healthy communities, Kaiser Permanente today announced it will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for new construction of hospitals, large medical offices and other …

Now Reading: Care of Transsexual Persons — NEJM, in the era of inclusion

Now Reading: Care of Transsexual Persons — NEJM, in the era of inclusion

Care of Transsexual Persons — NEJM – I’m not going to summarize this article because many of its recommendations are now outdated, even though it was published in 2011. You can access WPATH guidelines for the most accurate information. See: Now Reading: Choosing Wisely : Standards of Care for the Health of Trans People | …

California Bans Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender Patients | Transgender Law Center

In a groundbreaking directive to health plans, the DMHC confirmed that California’s Insurance Non-Discrimination Act of 2006, authored by former Assemblymember Paul Koretz, guarantees all people the right to access coverage for medically necessary care regardless of their gender identity or gender expression. via California Bans Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender Patients | Transgender Law Center.

MedEdPortal – Call for Submissions – to improve LGBT / DSD curricula in Medical Schools

When I was at the AAMC Joint Meeting of the … (see: Dialogue about #hcsm at the 2013 #AAMCJtMtg – Academic Medicine and Social Media | Ted Eytan, MD), I was of course talking about the future, and that includes a more inclusive medical school curriculum around issues related to people who are LGBT (including, …

Asking about sex affirmation surgery – a review of the numbers

Survey – should medicare pay for sex-change (italics by me) surgery – In one of the responses there’s an enlightening back of the napkin calculation of the potential costs of sex affirmation surgery, which point out important numbers about the prevalence of this rare condition. Much lower than the amount of emotion attached to the …

#nhssm : the RCGP’s Patient Online: The Road Map

#nhssm : the RCGP’s Patient Online: The Road Map – Recently the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) launched their Patient Online: The Road Map document which sets out how patients and GPs will be able to interact online over the next few years. I wondered how many patients actually knew that Patient Online existed. Currently …

Washington, DC 2013 Sheroes of the Movement, Leadership

Washington, DC 2013 Sheroes of the Movement, Leadership

The Office of GLBT Affairs 2013 Sheroes of the Movement Award Winners – Lately I have been meeting people who have what I call I high “humility/experience” ratio. This is a compliment, it means someone who is approachable, and human, and has at the same time accomplished so much that it’s expected that they wouldn’t …

Equal Voices = Better Care + a commitment to workforce total health | Labor Management Partnership (video)

Equal Voices = Better Care | Labor Management Partnership – This is a great video featuring a health professional I know personally and really respect. She is Louise “Lu” Casa, ARNP, who works at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, which is right next to The Center for Total Health (@kptotalhealth). She talks about being …

Is the Internet Good for Your Health? – Healthy Living Center – Everyday Health

Is the Internet Good for Your Health? – Healthy Living Center – Everyday Health – 2013, January 16, Interviewed by Everyday Health’s Annie Hauser (@anniehauser) , on the latest report from PewInternet’s SusannahFox (@pewinternet@susannahfox). I think this is a nice piece that reports on the data and contextualizes it for patients and physicians, …

35% of Americans ask Dr. Google for medical diagnoses (and 70% ask real Dr. first, unchanged since 2002)

35% of Americans ask Dr. Google for medical diagnoses (and 70% ask real Dr. first, unchanged since 2002)

35% of Americans ask Dr. Google for medical diagnoses – As reported in today’s USAToday, as published in Health Online 2013 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released today. Another fine piece of internet geology by community colleague Susannah Fox (@susannahfox). Primary source for health information: not much change since 2002 I went …

“My son is more important than the gossip going around the neighborhood” – Jeanne Manford

"My son is more important than the gossip going around the neighborhood" - Jeanne Manford

Morty invited his mother to march alongside him in the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade, which is described as a predecessor to the New York City Gay Pride Parade. She did, carrying a sign that read: “Parents of Gays: Unite in Support for Our Children.” The response, she later recalled, was overwhelming. She was said …

Now Reading: Neighborhoods, Obesity, and Diabetes – A Randomized Social Experiment

Now Reading: Neighborhoods, Obesity, and Diabetes - A Randomized Social Experiment

Neighborhoods, Obesity, and Diabetes — A Randomized Social Experiment – As compared with the control group, the group with a randomly assigned opportunity to use a voucher to move to a neighborhood with a lower poverty rate had lower prevalences of a BMI of 35 or more, a BMI of 40 or more, and a …

Now Reading: The IKEA effect and customer co-creation

Now Reading: The IKEA effect and customer co-creation

First Look: December 18 – HBS Working Knowledge – The IKEA effect -The IKEA effect There’s a nice sense of accomplishment that comes with creating something from scratch, whether it’s a batch of brownies or a bookshelf. It feels so good, in fact, that customers are often willing to pay more for build-it-yourself products than …

A New Definition of Total Health – HealthyComms

A New Definition of Total Health « HealthyComms – Fun, insightful, and I’ll go ahead and say, complimentary to the work of Kaiser Permanente in supporting Total Health, based on a tour I gave to Amanda Guisbond ( @agbond ), from SHIFT Communications  ( @shiftcomm ) of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@kptotalhealth). …

Awareness and Treatment of Hypertension Among Adults – United States, 2003-2010, not much improvement, except in integrated care?

Awareness and Treatment of Hypertension Among Adults - United States, 2003-2010, not much improvement, except in integrated care?

Vital Signs: Awareness and Treatment of Uncontrolled Hypertension Among Adults — United States, 2003–2010 – There are a lot of posts on this blog about hypertension , consistent with my interest in prevention, especially for something so preventable, and so common. The latest data just came out from the CDC, along with this article in …

Using social media to build up the Bank of Good Will – Businessweek

Why Chick-fil-A and Other Brands Aren’t Being Bullied – Businessweek – “The idea of producing a bank of preemptive content—about how we produce our food, how we pay our employees, how we run our diversity policies—and then activating them with paid media at the moment that the controversy arrives is almost a prerequisite strategy for …

Walk With a Doc – Washington, DC , August 10, 2012

Walk With a Doc - Washington, DC , August 10, 2012

The second Walk with a Doc community walk will be on August 10, 2012, leaving from the front of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@kptotalhealth) in Washington, DC Feel free to invite yourself by choosing from one of two social networks: Walk With a Doc – Washington, DC – Facebook invitation for August 10, …

A New Ad Campaign for Kaiser Permanente, that highlights the advantages of health information technology – NYTimes.com

A New Ad Campaign for Kaiser Permanente – NYTimes.com – One television spot, called “Small Stuff,” focuses on the Kaiser successes, like “getting hypertension under control for over 80 percent of our members.” Another spot, called “Patient Info,” focuses on electronic health record technology and shows patients waiting to see their doctors and trying to …

California 2011-12 Assembly Bill 2253 – Could it end the prohibition of sharing certain test results online with patients?

California 2011-12 Assembly Bill 2253 – Version 99 – Existing law authorizes the results of a clinical laboratory test performed at the request of a health care professional to be conveyed to the patient in electronic form if requested by the patient and if deemed most appropriate by the health care professional, except that existing …

Why Dont More Hospitals Use Electronic Health Records? – Businessweek

Why Dont More Hospitals Use Electronic Health Records? – Businessweek. When people in health care talk about the promise of digital medical records, they often point to Kaiser Permanente. The Epic system is integral to America’s largest nonprofit health maintenance organization. The Oakland-based operation’s doctors use it for everything from scheduling appointments to ordering lab …

Community Commons Brings Local Health Initiatives Together – Governing Magazine

Community Commons Brings Local Health Initiatives Together – Governing Magazine – Kleinsorge cited the example of Ted Eytan, a blogging physician in Washington, D.C., who (inspired by HBO’s “Weight of the Nation” documentary) took available obesity data and an index of food desert tracts in his area, combined them in the Map Room and crafted …

Why Kaiser Permanente Is Integrating Sustainability into Health Care Operations – Andrew Winston – Harvard Business Review

Why Kaiser Permanente Is Integrating Sustainability into Health Care Operations – Andrew Winston – Harvard Business Review – Kaiser Permanente (KP), one of the largest health care providers in America, has a clear mission: improve health. In a surprising and welcome twist, KP is publicly recognizing that climate change threatens that mission. This health care …