I’ve been learning everything I can about what AI will do to help healthcare achieve its potential, and especially how it will help e-patients be stronger contributors. The game’s not over (this game will never be over) but so far, this is the book! The AI Revolution in Medicine: GPT-4 and Beyond.[Read more…]
This is going to be fun: a live, unscripted, free-for-all “ask me anything” YouTube event on the subject of Patient Design. At noon ET on Tuesday, March 21, just go here. Or go there now and click the little “Notify me” button at bottom left. There’s no registration required, but you can sign up here on EventBrite for reminders.
The host is “The Medical Futurist,” Bertalan Meskó, in Budapest. I’ve had a long history of collaborating with “Berci” (his nickname); my first blog post about him was 13 years ago yesterday, he endorsed my 2013 book Let Patients Help, and I’ve lectured at his course at Semelweiss University.[Read more…]
I’ve been blogging recently about what happens in American healthcare when predatory investor-driven companies start moving into care industries because of, as Pro Publica puts it, “easy money and a lack of regulation.” My first two posts were about recent articles in The New Yorker on companies that are more interested in sales growth than in caring:
- “For-profit hospice is a vast crime scene, and private equity is holding the knife”
- Healthcare’s moral crime scene, part 2: private equity takes over a nursing home
As many of you know, my mother died in October. What we haven’t disclosed until now is that it happened in horror story #3: she passed after a single week of “respite care” provided by the local outlet of a growing chain of assisted living facilities.[Read more…]
I’ll spare you the details :-) but it appears the reason you haven’t gotten any emails from me in a while is that things got broken! I’ll be in touch soon to catch up.
It’s been twelve years(!) since my first healthcare keynote speech, September 2009, at Gunther Eysenbach’s “Medicine 2.0” conference in Toronto, which was the genesis of the battle cry “Gimme my damn data!” Reflecting on how that all started – it was just a series of blog posts expressing curiosity about how to improve healthcare – I decided to publish them at no charge as a compilation e-book, for convenient reference. The book’s page is here.[Read more…]
This weekend the Mayo Clinic will “sunset” its Center for Social Media, the only project of its type that I’m aware of: professionalizing the use of social media in the business of healthcare, with a real focus on how to be methodical and competent, not just hip and edgy.
One of their first projects was to publish a small book, Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care, of essays by various authors (I was one). In 2017 they re-published each of the articles on their blog. Now, with that site closing, each of us has the chance to publish our contribution so it can still live on the Web. Here’s mine.[Read more…]