We Are Still Falling Short On End-of-Life Care: I Like “The Conversation Project” As A Meaningful Intervention!
There is a great resource that can benefit all of us regarding end-of-life wishes for our care. The Conversation Project, co-founded by Ellen Goodman and Len Fishman, in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, provides people with meaningful guidance and information on this sensitive and emotional subject. As stated on their website, “The Conversation Project is dedicated to...July 27, 2015
Whether someone is dealing with the psychological trauma associated with natural disasters (see our Institute of Medicine Report, “Healthy, Resilient and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery”), or from violence in our communities or war zones, coping with post-traumatic challenges is all too common for far too many people. I found the article, “Coping with...July 20, 2015
I urge everyone to take the time to write their legislators to support funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This Modern Healthcare Editorial by Merrill Goozner, “Save AHRQ; Spend More on Delivery System R&D”, makes a compelling argument as to why this is important to all stakeholders!July 9, 2015
I recently had the honor of delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Digital Health Summer Summit held at the University of California San Francisco on June 18-19, 2015. Jill Gilbert always produces intellectually stimulating events, and this was no exception! I came away from the event very much impressed by what’s going on at UCSF and their contributions...June 30, 2015
Recently, I had the privilege of delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Digital Health Summer Summit held at the University of California San Francisco on June 19, 2015. In my talk, “The Shaping of a Multi-billion Dollar Industry”, I shared my thoughts regarding the key factors in running a successful telehealth business, as well as the conceptual forces...June 30, 2015
Summer is here and just around the corner is the Fourth of July holiday weekend, which means many of you will be planning picnics and grilling outdoors! The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has a great site, FoodSafety.gov, that focuses on food safety and provides updates regarding food recalls and alerts. If you are planning to grill...June 24, 2015