Month: July 2016

Flipping the Waiting Room

Flip #19 on the Flip the Clinic’s website investigates the idea of redesigning the clinic space itself as a way to improve the patient-clinician experience during clinical encounters. It showcases the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s success alongside other examples to illustrate how small yet significant adjustments alter the atmosphere of their clinic. In the recent …

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Data for Health: Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation on April 2: Data for Health Shares Findings on What Works The Center for Sustainable Health encourages you to join national health leaders in a live stream conversation on April 2, 2015 from 11:45am-2:00pm ET about a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Data for Health initiative. Our Strategic Partnerships Director, …

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Challenges Underlined by Opportunity for a Validated Consumer Wearable Database

Kevin Uchimura There has been a burgeoning conversation around consumer wearables about whether such hobby-enthusiast devices need to be validated. After all, different devices measure with different accuracy, which makes the use of collected data to inform clinical decision-making problematic. Rather than clutter the market with some devices doing X and others doing Y, would …

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A Scientist on the Inside: Greg Downing’s “Asynchronous” Journey

Greg Downing, MD, PhD What does it take to become a “scientist on the inside”, influencing decisions around innovation and entrepreneurship in a trillion dollar U.S. government policy organization? This was the focus of Lee Hartwell’s interview of Greg Downing, Executive Director of Innovation in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of …

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Defining Clinical Value in Wearable Technology

Carlos Rodarte, PatientsLikeMe PatientsLikeMe recently published a report that clearly illustrates the potential clinical value in wearable biosensor technology. Project HoneyBee is premised on the belief that continuous monitoring will enable critical insight into disease prevention and treatment that will ultimately lower costs while improving health outcomes. In order to dive a little deeper into …

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Engineering Biosensors for Engagement: A conversation with Nag Murty

Naganand (Nag) Murty Naganand (Nag) Murty, Innovator in Residence at both the West Health Institute and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is both a realist and an optimist. Perhaps that is what an engineer in the life science and healthcare innovation space has to be. “The bigger problems in healthcare today are …

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