You know you've been there. You want to find a new doctor or you've already selected a new doctor and you are seeing them for the first time. What do you do? You Google! Before we go any further, let me first suggest that you become a discerning Googler when it comes to healthcare. Many … Continue reading Managing Online Physician Reviews
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
"Every life deserves world class care." How's that for a slogan? The Cleveland Clinic delivers again with its digital media. You might remember their first video on empathy in healthcare from 2013, which encouraged viewers to imagine living in someone else's shoes for the day. Today I want to share with you the latest video from … Continue reading Patient Centered Care at the Cleveland Clinic
Howdy PUGTATO readers! I'm shooting you a quick post from National Harbor, MD, where I am attending the Society of Surgical Oncology Symposium. One of the most interesting experiences at these conferences is talking with physicians from across the globe. Today I had the privilege to discuss hereditary cancer with physicians from Indonesia, Argentina and … Continue reading Bringing Great Minds Together: The Society of Surgical Oncology Symposium 2013
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
As an ex-pharma veteran, I have experienced first hand, the challenges that Big Pharma faces as it struggles to figure out how to compete in a radically changing healthcare system. This mini series focuses on some changes that I would love to see in the industry, and quite frankly, changes that are necessary if Pharma … Continue reading Are you there, Pharma? It’s me, Liz. Part One: Listening and Acting
The delivery of healthcare is going through a paradigm shift. Access to information has grown tremendously with widespread availability of the internet and outpouring of social media outlets. More than ever, patients have the opportunity to take better ownership of their care. The rise of high deductible health plans and the shift to consumer's pockets has lead patients to … Continue reading What if we tipped doctors?