Day Two of Innovation at DHCX

Before we give our highlights from Day Two of the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, let’s add our voice to the chorus of attendees who were provoked by Sekou Andrews’ performative speech that closed Day One! Deeply touching (and amusing!), it was a superb example of using storytelling to talk about complex problems and solutions — […]

Extreme Digital Health Communication: CommunicateHealth Reports From DHCX

At CommunicateHealth, we believe that digital health communication is an important piece of the health communication puzzle. So we’re excited to bring you a few highlights from sessions at the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, where we’ve been soaking up some of the very latest innovations on the topic. It’s only Day One, and we’ve already […]

Data vs. Doctors

This post was written by Perrie Briskin. This week in TechCrunch, Silicon Valley mogul and Sun Micosystems founder Vinod Khosla wrote “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?,” a compelling piece about healthcare and data. More specifically, as our ability to collect and analyze data improves with technology, can algorithms, or as he calls it, “Dr. A,” replace […]

Doctor vs. Computer

Doctor sitting at a computer

This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  Dr. Danille Ofri writes about her experience using electronic medical records for the New York Times. After reading her story, we couldn’t help but think how the small investments in user-centered design research would have big payoffs in healthcare quality, and would improve the experience of […]

Introducing Healthy People 2020

I Believe in a Healthier Nation for All Americans - Healthy People 2020

The newest edition of Healthy People, officially released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on December 2nd, sets “ambitious, yet achievable” national public health priorities for the next decade. Healthy People establishes national benchmarks and identifies relevant data sources, allowing health professionals and the government to monitor progress over time. One […]

Push blue button, get medical records.

My HealtheVet Blue Button to download medical records

Many Americans have experienced the hassle of getting their own medical records. The process is complex—calling different phone numbers, signing forms, sending faxes, making photocopies, paying fees—and often deters people from accessing their records at all. That is until now. Thanks to some creative developers and support from the Federal government, users will be able […]