disruptive women in health care Archive

EHR technology: Match.com without a happy ending?

My last two posts explored the question of the doctor/patient relationship in the context of romantic relationships. The first one asked if we were anywhere close to getting engaged, the second looked at the possibility that the whole enchilada needed some intervention-level relationship counseling. In the couple of weeks since, I’ve had some interesting digital [&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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Healthcare.gov and me: I win!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since October 1, you’ve heard that Healthcare.gov, the site where Americans can shop for health insurance, had a rocky start in life. OK, it was an epic mess. I was one of the people who was eager to jump on the site on October 1, since I haven’t had [&hellip

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“Patients included.” On ‘roids. In a good way.

I had the great good fortune of being tagged as an ePatient Scholar for the 2013 edition of Stanford Medicine X. That allowed me to sit at the feet – literally, since the ePatients were the mosh-pit for the three day conference plenary stage – of some of the best and brightest minds in healthcare. [&hellip

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More medical Monopoly: How Steve Brill got it wrong

I talked about Steve Brill’s epic TIMEpiece Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us last week. I’m still absorbing the cost data he uncovered in that piece, and the graphics and images alone are worth the $5.99 cover price to get a physical copy of the magazine. The stories he shares about the healthcare industry’s [&hellip

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