My lovely friend Susannah Fox thinks and writes extensively about peer-to-peer healthcare, as well as the plight of people with rare health conditions. In a recent article, she developed a framework for thinking about what conditions do and don’t get addressed to patients’ satisfaction (and her friends helped her render it as below): Susannah asked […]
Diagnostic & Treatment Errors: The Banana in the Guacamole
A Matter of Trust, Perception, Risk, and Uncertainty – The Big Issues Raised by the Acquisition of PatientsLikeMe and Other Patient Data Transactions
Social Media and Mental Health – Teenage Wasteland or Land of Opportunity?
Your Community May Be Your SuperPower – Wisdom from Susannah Fox
I have lots of wonderful friends, but today’s blog is inspired by one in particular: Susannah Fox. You may know her as the former Chief Technology Officer of the US Department of Health and Human Services (back when Human still meant something), or from her prior stints at Robert Wood Johnson and Pew Research (or […]
Tech Tonics Podcast: Susannah Fox On Using Technology as a Trojan Horse for Culture Change
Susannah Fox eloquently described her job as U.S. HHS Chief Technology Officer – a role which just came to an end in the transition to a new administration – as “helping Health and Human Service (HHS) leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation.” It […]
A Gentlewomen’s Guide to Making it in the Tech World
Maybe it’s something in the water (or on Newsweek magazine covers), but I have been getting asked a lot lately for advice from young women about how to succeed in business and overcome the significant anti-female bias that still exists in many quarters, but especially in Silicon Valley and finance. The question often sounds like […]
Doctor vs. Machine–Oh the Humanity!
Such a good question from my friend David Shaywitz, MD, PhD, (and co-author with me of the book Tech Tonics). David has spoken and written about this this theme frequently, and most recently at the Health 2.0 conference held last week in Santa Clara, CA. He and I and 2000 of our closest friends were […]