This past week I was thrilled to attend TEDMED, the medical offshoot of the famous TED conferences. (TED = Technology, Entertainment, Design.) I was invited to be one of the analysts sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Pioneer Portfolio, my kinda people: “The Pioneer Portfolio is powering ideas to transform health. We accelerate the trajectory of innovation … supporting exploration and helping great ideas to gain momentum. Pioneer focuses on the future, seeking breakthroughs with the potential to generate significant health and social impact.” Huzzah!
The Pioneer Portfolio funded the creation of the e-Patient White Paper, which blew my mind almost three years ago and set me on this path. (That paper’s at top right of www.e-patients.net.)
At TEDMED RWJF asked the analysts (and anyone else!) to record brief, informal videos on how to improve healthcare fast. Here’s mine: