IHI Photo (and culture) Safari, with host Maureen Bisognano

IHI Photo (and culture) Safari, with host Maureen Bisognano

Just how does the IHI feel about sharing….Maureen Bisognano points this out (View on Flickr.com) Maureen Bisognano, the President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (@TheIHI) knows her way around a camera.  I discovered this yesterday when she graciously offered to give me a tour of the IHI’s headquarters before we sat down to …

Photo Friday: OpenNotes Summit Theatre, Washington, DC, USA

Photo Friday: OpenNotes Summit Theatre, Washington, DC, USA

Brian Quinn, Farzad Mostashari, MD, Michael Meltser, JD, Tom Delbanco, MD, Jan Walker, RN I’ve written a bit about OpenNotes (@myopennotes) already, so I’d like this post to tell a story via photographs. At one point yesterday, another attendee said to me, “Ted, think about this as theatre,” which I did. You had: Health system CEO’s and other …

Now Reading: OpenNotes results are HERE – “little impact on doctors, 99% of patients recommended continuation”

Now Reading: OpenNotes results are HERE - "little impact on doctors, 99% of patients recommended continuation"

Delbanco T, Walker J, Bell SK, Darer JD, Elmore JG. Inviting Patients to Read Their Doctors’ Notes : A Quasi-experimental Study and a Look Ahead. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012;157(7) Goldzweig CL. Pushing the Envelope of Electronic Patient Portals to Engage Patients in Their Care. Annals of internal Medicine. 2012;157(7):525–526 Meltsner A. A Patient’s View …

Photo Friday: Patient access edition – @MyOpenNotes visits My Health Manager

Photo Friday: Patient access edition - @MyOpenNotes visits My Health Manager

View OpenNotes at Center for Total Health 10429 on Flickr.com This week’s photograph is of Tom Delbanco, MD, Jan Walker, RN, MBA, and myself, at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health ( @kptotalhealth ). We’re holding up our hands because Tom, who also makes films, noticed that all of the speakers in the video …

Most exciting thing in medicine is not going on in medicine – Podcast with Sue Woods, MD & Paulanne Balch, MD

Most exciting thing in medicine is not going on in medicine - Podcast with Sue Woods, MD & Paulanne Balch, MD

(click here to download directly into iTunes) After seeing colleagues Paulanne Balch, MD ( @BPBMD2 ), a physician at Kaiser Permanente and Sue Woods, MD , at Department of Veterans Affairs ( @suewoods , also blogs at http://www.sharedhealthdata.com ) at the recent mHealth Summit, I wanted to follow up by interviewing them for a podcast …

Now Reading: Inviting Patients to Read Their Doctor’s Notes: Patients and Doctors Look Ahead

Now Reading: Inviting Patients to Read Their Doctor's Notes: Patients and Doctors Look Ahead

Inviting Patients to Read Their Doctors’ Notes: Patients and Doctors Look Ahead: Patient and Physician Surveys Jan Walker, Suzanne G. Leveille, Long Ngo, Elisabeth Vodicka, Jonathan D. Darer, Shireesha Dhanireddy, Joann G. Elmore, Henry J. Feldman, Marc J. Lichtenfeld, Natalia Oster, James D. Ralston, Stephen E. Ross, and Tom Delbanco, Ann Intern Med December 20, …

“I’ve only been interested in this for about 30 years” – talking with Tom Delbanco, MD and Jan Walker, RN, MBA about OpenNotes

"I've only been interested in this for about 30 years" - talking with Tom Delbanco, MD and Jan Walker, RN, MBA about OpenNotes

I had the occasion recently (today) to speak with Tom Delbanco, MD, and Jan Walker, RN MBA, who are leading the study team for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s OpenNotes project (also, see this link, and tweet @pioneerrwjf ), one of my favorite RWJF projects, one of my favorite research project anywhere, actually. Why? Because OpenNotes …

Now Reading: Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business

Now Reading: Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business

Lutz Bob. Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business. Portfolio Hardcover 2011.( link on amazon ) I have said many time that if someone in another industry is doing something a better way, I would like to know about it. The desire goes the other way as well, that …

How provider competition can improve health care delivery – McKinsey Quarterly – Health Care – Strategy & Analysis

How provider competition can improve health care delivery – McKinsey Quarterly – Health Care – Strategy & Analysis – A good overview of some of the evidence around the benefit of competition in specialized and not so specialized care. Relevant to those interested in reducing information assymetry. Of relevance to those interested in personal health …