Dying for a cure this Pinktober: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

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Pink parties. Pink Ribbons.  Pink celebrations. Pink boas.  Pink bagels.  You name it, it's pink in October.  Many people, breast cancer patients and others, find empowerment and emotional comfort in "pink." Many feel as if they have done good by participating or buying a "pink" good. As I've mentioned before in my post, Missed Opportunities: Celebrities … Continue reading Dying for a cure this Pinktober: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

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Six Family Health History Resources

FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY SIX RESOURCES

What you know can save you. Family health history is information about diseases that run in your family and other factors like diet and lifestyle that may affect your family's health. Knowing this information can help you and your physician partner together to develop a personalized health management plan. In fact, you may be able to … Continue reading Six Family Health History Resources

The Cost of Not Doing: The Neuroscience of Engagement

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This week we'll do a very basic overview of how underlying brain structures and biochemistry shape the way we behave to better understand why we don't always do the things we should do, related to our health, even when we know we're making suboptimal choices. I know you've been there.  You have the choice between … Continue reading The Cost of Not Doing: The Neuroscience of Engagement

Design Thinking for Patient Engagement

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Design thinking.  It's the "it" buzzword these days, but what does it mean for healthcare and patient engagement? Design thinking is human centered. Design thinking is synonymous with the firm IDEO, a global design consultancy.  Week three of Stanford's Patient Engagement class was "Design Thinking for Patient Engagement" lead by Dennis Boyle.  Mr. Boyle is a … Continue reading Design Thinking for Patient Engagement

What’s in it for me? Patient Engagement Healthcare Design

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Stanford University's Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) lab is doing seriously innovative, cool stuff with healthcare, including offering a Patient Engagement Healthcare Design Class this fall.  Today I'm sharing some of the key learnings from Week One, appropriately named, Introduction to Patient Engagement Design. Our lecture for week one was led by Kyra Bobinet, MD, … Continue reading What’s in it for me? Patient Engagement Healthcare Design

Free Access to Medicine X 2014!

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That's right. You have an option to register for live, online access to a number of the sessions at Medicine X through Medicine X's Global Access Program, September 5-7th. It won't give you access to the breakouts, but you will get access to the conference plenary proceedings, live photos and other updates to your phone, tablet … Continue reading Free Access to Medicine X 2014!

Getting Patient Experience Right.

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Ever left your doctor's office and felt frustrated, irritated and generally annoyed?  I think we all have. Today I'd like to talk a bit about patient experience, and tell a story that highlights a practice that I think is getting it right. Patient experience is not just your interaction with your healthcare provider.  To me, … Continue reading Getting Patient Experience Right.