October 2018

Why Don’t You Eat Your Vegetables? Behavioral Economics and Communication in Healthcare

Rational irrationality, decisions that make no sense, are at the core of our healthcare communications- and frankly, our ability to move the needle towards better health. Behavioral economics offers a framework to study why we do what we do.

September 2018

Telemedicine Revisited- Rethinking the Opportunity

Telemedicine is now a tool, less a technology, Healthcare tends change slowly. Particularly when we think about spaces- clinics, hospitals and other places care is delivered need to be considered as an opportunity to rethink technology and how we interact with each other.

August 2018

Telemedicine: Health Care Unconfined by Walls

Reprinted with permission from Catholic Healthcare Assemblies, Sept/Oct 2018 Summary added by the author Telemedicine is now less a technology and more a clinical tool. Monopoly busting changes seen in teleradiology over the past 2 decades are coming to the rest of clinical medicine. Rather than best locally, hospitals should considering partnering with best nationally, [...]

The FDA Manages Healthcare Products, Not Healthtcare Practice

Many Americans, including American physicians, believe the FDA is a safety watchdog. However, the agencies focuses on evaluation and labeling of products, not the use at in the wild, medical practice. Unfortunately, patients need to check on their providers experience rather rely on expert outcomes.

July 2018

Can Healthcare Do Better? Life After Quadriplegia

10 years ago my mother became a #quadriplegic after falling from a horse. Her journey was & is part of my inspiration for blogging.  My mother, now 78, is still a quad. But she continues working as a Professor, both teaching undergraduates and making #art (www.sheilapitt.com). She’s had a couple of near death experiences (literally) [...]

June 2018

When it Comes to Healthcare- There’s a Mismatch Between What’s Possible and What’s Allowed

What's possible is not always what's allowed. As Stanford moves to newer models of care delivery, effort should be split between tech and education. Legislative efforts are equally important. Chris O'Dell, Stanford's Director of Digital Strategy offers some of his insights.

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