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

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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.

Musings of an ex-pharma rep.

hope for big pharma

I'm hesitant to post this one.  Today many of my hardworking, dedicated former colleagues at Lilly will find out they no longer have a job.  I believe some of this could have been avoided. To Lilly's credit, it has made tremendous efforts to keep as many sales people as it could over the years while … Continue reading Musings of an ex-pharma rep.

New hope in HER-2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

Hope for metastatic breast cancer patients

Last week marked a very exciting moment for anyone with any involvement in breast cancer patient care, including, and especially, for breast cancer patients.  On February 22 2013, the FDA approved Kadcyla, a new treatment for HER-2 positive metastatic breast cancer. Kadcyla was formerly known to many in the cancer world as T-DM1 and has … Continue reading New hope in HER-2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

All I wanted was a belly rub.

PUGTATO cancer diagnosis

Until recently I've never been on the patient side of the table when it comes to receiving a cancer diagnosis. That all changed when my little guy, Otis, developed a weird bump on his chest.  He has very sensitive skin so we watched the bump come and go for a while probably six months or so. … Continue reading All I wanted was a belly rub.

Medicine X: The Future of Health Care Delivery.

I think I may have just found the coolest most forward thinking medical conference, ever: Stanford's Medicine X conference.  If you are not familiar, here's a very small preview of what this conference is all about: "Medicine X is about the future of medicine and health care.  It is about how social media and information … Continue reading Medicine X: The Future of Health Care Delivery.