Digital differences | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

Digital differences | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Digital differences | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project – Latest report from Pew Internet shows – equal access to the Internet wirelessly across ethnicities, dramatic rise in overall access for ethnic minorities, and continued trend in increased access to the Internet via mobile much greater in ethnic minorities. and…22% of Americans still …

It’s been a long time – Video game, F/X tech eyed by U.S. military docs – USATODAY – 2004

USATODAY.com – Video game, F/X tech eyed by U.S. military docs – On the topic of gamification, game mechanics, and the frustration expressed at the recent roundtable about slow diffusion of this technology, this article was sent to me by the physician quoted in it, 8 years ago, Greg Mogel, MD ( @gregmogel ), who’s …

Photo Friday: Life’s better here – It’s True, DC is diverse

Photo Friday: Life's better here - It's True, DC is diverse

It’s True: We Have Little Tolerance For Stupid Rankings: DCist – I slightly modified the title of the post from DCist that I am referring to. However, it turns out that the frustration with the DailyBeast’s rankings about “tolerance” provided a good platform to list all the ways Washington, DC, doesn’t tolerate, it lives diversity. …

Are you integrating Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity into your medical practice?

I recently posted about the “CMS Proposed Decision Memo for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (coverage by Medicare)” and received this query. I don’t know the answer, so I’m posting it here to see about the wisdom/experience of the crowd. Please add what you know/what you’re doing in the comments! (we are) trying to learn …

Building of the global movement for health equity: what health care can do

ScienceDirect – The Lancet : Building of the global movement for health equity: from Santiago to Rio and beyond – Thanks to @katellington for sending this my way. Contained within is a concise statement of where health care fits into social determinants. Worth a read to see what’s new in social determinants. And from the …

What we are up against in motivating health: Cognitive Science, Sex and advertising | The Economist

Cognitive Science, Sex and advertising: Retail therapy | The Economist – Cognitive sciences are now back in. It is no wonder we are out-personned in motivating people to live healthy: “It is now fashionable to study brain waves to see what lights up upon hearing the words “Coca Cola”, or to measure pupil dilation in …

New Yorkers Living Longer Than Ever, Outpacing National Trend, a look at the data

New Yorkers Living Longer Than Ever, Outpacing National Trend, a look at the data

New Yorkers Living Longer Than Ever, Outpacing National Trend – speaking of life expectancy: From 2000 to 2009, New York City life expectancy rate at birth increased by nearly 3 years, far greater than the nationwide increase of nearly 1.5 years. The life expectancy of both men (78 years) and women (83 years) increased. Since …

Physician Whiplash Going from Great Medicine to Great Leadership 

Leadership is not mastered without a signifi- cant commitment over time to that mastery. Physicians have demonstrated that capability in mastering the practice of medicine. A similar approach needs to be brought to leadership. Nice, nonjudgmental overview of the challenges that physicians face in transitioning from practice to leadership. From the O’Brien Group, sent to …

How social technologies are extending the organization (and sliding backward since 2010) – McKinsey Quarterly

How social technologies are extending the organization – McKinsey Quarterly – High Tech – Strategy & Analysis – It appears that it is easier to lose the benefits of social technologies than to become a more networked enterprise, which suggests that significant effort is required to achieve gains at scale. We also found initial indications …

Community Need Index – is this what Health 3.0 is?

Community Need Index - is this what Health 3.0 is?

Community Need Index – This is another (second of two) useful GIS-based resource that illustrates social determinants of health (again, hashtag #SDOH), this time from Catholic Healthcare West, and sent my way via Richard Roth (@rich_roth), who’s active in the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN). As I did with Community Commons, from the last post, I …

Community Commons – A learning utility to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities

Community Commons - A learning utility to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities

Community Commons – A learning utility to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities – This is one of a pair of resources that was sent my way by smart people who know that I am interested in social determinants of health (hashtag: #SDOH). This one came to me from Tyler Norris, who I met at …

Twitter, Facebook, and social activism : The New Yorker and what I learned from @gsquare86

Twitter, Facebook, and social activism : The New Yorker and what I learned from @gsquare86

Twitter, Facebook, and social activism : The New Yorker – Thanks to @epatientdave to pointing this my way (and a lot of people’s way). In this piece, Malcolm Gladwell disputes the notion that social media, with many weak ties, was responsible for the various revolutions this year. This corroborates what I found in work earlier …

Kaiser Permanente Case Study: @ the Intersection of Social Media, Reputation Management, and Customer Service by Vince Golla on Prezi

Kaiser Permanente Case Study: @ the Intersection of Social Media, Reputation Management, and Customer Service by Vince Golla on Prezi. Nice overview by my favorite Prezi user, Vince Golla (@VinceGolla), from Kaiser Permanente, about the experience of the organization in using social media in reputation management and customer service – with some great examples. Kaiser …

Making Connections: Center for Total Health Bloggers Roundtable

Making Connections: Center for Total Health Bloggers Roundtable

View on Flickr.com Healthcare Standards: Making Connections – This is a link to a post by Keith Boone (@motorcycle_guy), who participated in the Center for Total Health Bloggers Roundtable on Friday, September, 16. I was really impressed with the presence and engagement of the group that participated. I didn’t really know how many people would …

Inducement Prizes and Innovation – HBS Working Knowledge

Inducement Prizes and Innovation — HBS Working Knowledge – Interesting study of the values of cash prizes and incentives in a different setting than health care, nevertheless, echoing data about financial incentives in other contexts. The findings offer guidance for current invention competitions. While the biggest competitions presuppose that inventors are fueled by the possibility …

Food deserts: If you build it, they may not come | Challenging assumptions at The Economist

Food deserts: If you build it, they may not come | Challenging assumptions at The Economist

Food deserts: If you build it, they may not come | The Economist – “A visit to Renton, a depressed suburb of Seattle, demonstrates the problem. The town sits smack in the middle of a USDA food desert stretching miles in every direction. Yet it is home to a roadside stand serving organic fruit and …

Marilyn’s Message – Innovation, it’s in our DNA

Marilyn’s Message – Innovation, it’s in our DNA – Marilyn Chow, RN, DNSc, FAAN, Vice President, Patient Care Services, provides a nice overview of the innovation infrastructure at Kaiser Permanente, and how it comes together in a non-profit integrated care system….or in other words, what do you do when you know that innovation is in …

Now Reading: Healthcare Equality Index 2011 – @HRC delivers good news and the news that we have a ways to go

Now Reading: Healthcare Equality Index 2011 - @HRC delivers good news and the news that we have a ways to go

  Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index The report rates 87 survey respondents (representing 375 facilities nationwide) on their policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and families. Highlighting 27 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality, it demonstrates both the progress being made and the work that remains to achieve healthcare equality for …

AT&T Foundry Opens in Ra’anana, Israel

AT&T Foundry Opens in Ra’anana, Israel – I have been thinking about going back to visit the extended family, it’s been awhile… At our Foundry locations in Israel, Texas and California we fast-track projects with developers and industry collaborators with the goal of cutting the time from speed date to market by two thirds. One project …

How Facebook and Twitter kept me in touch in the hospital | Social Media | Macworld

How Facebook and Twitter kept me in touch in the hospital | Social Media | Macworld – Interesting account, in Macworld of all places, of a patient experience using social media in the hospital to stay connected. Regina Holliday says, “Facebook is for the living.” Macworld is a technology magazine, this tells me how much …

AAPA11 – Unofficial Conference Blog of 2011 meeting of American Academy of Physician Assistants

AAPA11 – Unofficial Conference Blog of 2011 meeting of American Academy of Physician Assistants – What happens when a national meeting of health professionals, in this case physician assistants, creates a conference blog? You can see the social media come out of the wood (or whatever things are made of in Las Vegas) work. Very …

Less doctors e-mail their patients than priests who regularly e-mail their parishoners

From: Attention Medical Shoppers: What Health Care Can Learn from Walmart and Amazon — HBS Working Knowledge – Only 3 percent of American physicians regularly e-mail their patients, less, he (David Cutler) said, than the percentage of priests who regularly e-mail their parishioners. I can’t find the reference for this data, if anyone knows where it …

The Health Data Initiative Forum – Institute of Medicine

The Health Data Initiative Forum – Institute of Medicine – The IOM and HHS will host The Health Data Initiative Forum on Thursday, June 9, 2011 to accelerate momentum for the public use of data and innovation to improve health. The Forum, which builds on the success of The Community Health Data Initiative Forum: Harnessing the Power …

Mayo Clinic, Geisinger, Kaiser Permanente, Intermountain Healthcare and Group Health Announce Plan to Securely Share Patient-Specific Data

Five Leading Health Systems Create New Care Connectivity Consortium | Kaiser Permanente News Center – Five innovative and leading health systems, each of whom are pioneers in the use of electronic medical records for their patients, joined together today to announce a new initiative to securely exchange electronic health data, with the first data exchange …