Please listen to my interview on RadioActive‘s The Empowered Patient radio show. In it we discuss how big data can used in health care, why it’s not commonly used yet, and how connected technology’s play a role in patient care. We even discussed Participatory Medicine in this brief (20 minute) interview. The host promised to have… Continue reading Patient-Doctor Relationships, Big Data, and Small Data in Healthcare
Many of us who work in health informatics sometimes struggle to articulate what it is we do. How many of you have parents, spouses, or older children who only have the vaguest notion about what you do and what it means? The breadth of the field means that it’s often difficult to enumerate and explain… Continue reading Infographics: What is Health Informatics and What Are the Benefits?
As I’m on the lunch break from a workshop of the ONC’s Person at the Center Initiative, for which I am on the advisory board, I am contemplating how we make our health and healthcare truly person-centered, but also the levers government has in promoting this critical transformation. But more importantly, the limitations to what… Continue reading Person-Centered Healthcare and the Limitations of Government
Don Berwick is an amazing individual. I took a course he taught years ago at the Harvard School of Public Health, a few years after he founded the groundbreaking Institute for Healthcare Improvement, which he ran for many years. Don has always been an outspoken critic of “business as usual” in healthcare, and made a… Continue reading Berwick’s Monsters and Getting the Healthcare System We Need
After years of writing on other blogs, including the Society for Participatory Medicine’s blog, I felt as if I should really be writing posts on my own blog. But for me, perhaps because I am self-critical and perfectionistic, writing has always been time-consuming, and time is something I do not have in excess. While some… Continue reading What’s In a Name?