Category Archives: Health Information Technology

Age Friendly Cities and China’s Competition to Invent Sustainable Health

Almost 20 years ago, in my first job out of graduate school for Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, I worked on a project called “ElderSpace.” Our team of social scientists at this Silicon Valley think tank set out to … 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 generations … 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 >

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 to … 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 prevent … Read more >