Human systems start with … humans.

Guess who got invited to WHO? No, really. The World Health Organization (WHO) invited yours truly to its First Global Experts’ Consultation in service of building a WHO framework for patient and family engagement. This is all due to my part in the ongoing anvil chorus that is the new Patient & Family Engagement Roadmap, [&hellip

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Stanford MedicineX: Communicating Illness in the Digital Age

I missed this panel at MedX because I was presenting my own in another room at the same time – I can’t wait to catch the recording on the MedX YouTube channel, but here’s the Storify version from the awesome/amazing Susannah Fox: [View the story “MedX: Communicating the experience of illness in the digital age [&hellip

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The State of Health Information Exchange: Benefits and Challenges

This is a guest post by TechnologyAdvice.com writer Jesse Jacobsen. TechnologyAdvice.com is based in Nashville, TN, and their stated mission is to provide valuable insight to business technology buyers, while creating connections with the products and vendors that best meet those buyers’ needs. Their site is a goldmine of industry-specific intel on current software and [&hellip

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GM recalls are bad. Medical device recalls are worse.

It’s bad enough when your GM SUV turns into a rolling fire hazard. Imagine needing, and getting, a hysterectomy, only to discover that the surgical procedure itself turned you into an advanced stage cancer patient? That’s exactly what’s been going on since power morcellators became common in laparoscopic uterine surgery to remove fibroids. In morcellation, [&hellip

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Keeping Patients in the Dark

Back when I slaved in the depths of Hunter Thompson’s “shallow money trench,” we had a phrase we deployed whenever we thought the grownups were keeping us in the dark. We would say we’d been sent to Mushroom Land, where one is kept in the dark and fed sh*t, the better to keep us from [&hellip

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