Category Archives: intel_health

Inspiring the U.S. Innovation Engine for Healthcare

I am on a plane returning from the annual HIMSS conference on health information technologies. As I watch the borderless states go by far below, I can see the lines and circles of our interstates and highways, which previous… Read more >

Inspiring the U.S. Innovation Engine for Healthcare

I am on a plane returning from the annual HIMSS conference on health information technologies. As I watch the borderless states go by far below, I can see the lines and circles of our interstates and highways, which previous… Read more >

Waiting and Innovating for 21st Century Healthcare

I rushed home in crazy, foggy traffic Tuesday evening to see the President’s State of the Union address. I had left work hours earlier to head to a doctor’s appointment that had taken me four months of delay to get…. Read more >

Waiting and Innovating for 21st Century Healthcare

I rushed home in crazy, foggy traffic Tuesday evening to see the President’s State of the Union address. I had left work hours earlier to head to a doctor’s appointment that had taken me four months of delay to get…. Read more >

Towards Accountable Care Cultures: Minding Our “Clinical Footprint”

If , while reading this blog, you have a medical emergency, please stop reading and dial 911 or go to a nearby emergency room. Because sometimes you just need help from a doctor or other medical professional. But what about… Read more >

Towards Accountable Care Cultures: Minding Our “Clinical Footprint”

If , while reading this blog, you have a medical emergency, please stop reading and dial 911 or go to a nearby emergency room. Because sometimes you just need help from a doctor or other medical professional. But what… Read more >

The Hype and Hope of “mHealth”

Another day, another flyer arrives for a seminar on “mHealth.” One that showed up in my mailbox this week is typical: high-gloss images of mobile phones and heart signals, celebratory claims about how all of this will “revolutionize” healthcare, and… Read more >

The Hype and Hope of “mHealth”

Another day, another flyer arrives for a seminar on “mHealth.” One that showed up in my mailbox this week is typical: high-gloss images of mobile phones and heart signals, celebratory claims about how all of this will “revolutionize” healthcare, and… Read more >

EHRs: Healthy Relationships, Not Health Records

It’s been eleven years since my Intel colleague, John Sherry, and I first did some fieldwork studying physician practices and hospitals that were in the throes of choosing, installing, and/or experiencing EHRs (electronic health records) for the first time. Most… Read more >

My Opinion: E-Care Is Ethical, Effective, and Economical Care

I make it a general rule not to discuss Intel’s products in this blog, and in so doing, have erred on the side of rarely even mentioning our Intel® Health Guide. Which also means that I haven’t been able… Read more >

Testimony to Senate Aging Committee: National e-Care Plan Needed Now

This week, almost 6 years to the day of giving similar testimony to the same Senate Special Subcommittee on Aging, I had the opportunity on behalf of the Continua Health Alliance (www. continuaalliance.org) to reflect on the persistent barriers that… Read more >

Testimony to Health IT Policy Committee on the use of health IT for patient and family engagement

Verbal testimony delivered today in Washington DC:   “I am honored to testify today about using health IT to facilitate more patient and family engagement in our own health, wellness, and care.   My social science career has spanned almost… Read more >

“Think Big” as We Engage Patients & Families in a Healthcare System for the 21st Century

Next week is an “Eric Goes to Washington” adventure, where I have the honor of testifying before the Senate Special Committee on Aging about “aging-in-place” technologies and policies. I also have the great opportunity to testify before the Health IT… Read more >

Changing Our Perspectives on Healthcare Reform

This has been a hard–occasionally embarrassing and even frightening–time to be an American. The healthcare reform and reconciliation bills have ushered in some of the nastiest political bickering and fear mongering seen in my short lifetime. Our media megaphone that… Read more >

Be Engaged, not Entertained, by the National Healthcare Debate

I’ve been sneaking in and out of meetings all day to catch snippets of the President’s “Healthcare Summit” (insert flying graphics and dramatic theme music here!) with Congressional members at Blair House. Colleagues in D.C.–some of them in the actual… Read more >

Healthcare Reform: We Can’t Wait for Washington

“Well, I guess you are done blogging since healthcare reform is dead now?”   Ouch! This comment came from a friend–from someone who says he actually likes some of my blogs and is eager for healthcare reform to happen. But… Read more >

New Jobs for New Healthcare: 5 Ideas for Growing a Careforce for the 21st Century

In a blog entry months ago, I wrote about how Baby Boomer women–and creating a new “careforce”–are critical for healthcare reform to succeed. And I promised back then to put out some ideas the following week for creative ways to… Read more >

Healthcare Reform: Too Big To Fail

Rumors of the demise of healthcare reform have been greatly exaggerated. After Scott Brown’s upset victory for the Massachusetts Senate seat, the news media and blogosphere are abuzz. Ah, folks, we have ourselves an official media frenzy! Let the hyperbole… Read more >