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Medicaid As A Catalyst For Community Change

Medicaid As A Catalyst For Community Change

In California, it’s a tale almost worthy of Hollywood.In 2008, Alex Briscoe, the Director of Alameda County’s Health Care Services Agency, stood watching a demonstration against the police after the shooting of a young black man, Oscar Grant III, by a white police officer.  He was there with the Medical Director of the Emergency Medical...
Health 2.0 Seattle: Strategic Partnerships

Health 2.0 Seattle: Strategic Partnerships

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Health 2.0 Seattle Recap: Health 2.0 Seattle is hosted by digital product studio Substantial. Its mission is to establish Seattle as a leader in healthcare innovation by facilitating dialogue among professionals from the local technology, life sciences, and global health industries. February This month’s panel discussion focused on...
Physicians Are the Smart Money

Physicians Are the Smart Money

Ever hear the notion that physicians are dumb investors?  It’s often rattled off as truth and yet it is totally false. Physicians, like everyone else, tend to do better with their investments when they invest in what they know. What do they know? They know medicine, and the “practice of medicine.”  They have a better...
Discussing South African Healthcare

Discussing South African Healthcare

Discussing healthcare in South Africa usually ends up in a heated conversation. It is generally divided into two area’s: private and public sector. Those exposed to private sector complain about exorbitant fees, and those in the public sector complain about the lack of staff, equipment and patient volume overload which then results in ridiculously long...
11 Insights of 2 E-patients

11 Insights of 2 E-patients

MedCrunch had the pleasure to speak to Kerri Sparling  and Marie Ennis both empowered and vocal epatients and active members of the Doctors 2.0 & You community. MC: Please give us three sentences about yourself in the context of health. Kerri: My name is Kerri Sparling, and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the...
Interview with Berci Mesko on the Future of Medicine and the Doctors 2.0 & You Event!

Interview with Berci Mesko on the Future of Medicine and the Doctors 2.0 & You Event!

Berci Mesko is a medical futurist, interested in bringing disruptive technologies to medicine & the wider spectrum healthcare. He is the managing director of Webicina.com which curates medical social media resources for patients and medical professionals. MC: You are a speaker and advisor at Doctors 2.0 event. You obviously like the event. Why? Berci: This is one...
An Entrepreneur On The Inside: How A Seattle Doctor Is Redefining Patient-Clinician Communication

An Entrepreneur On The Inside: How A Seattle Doctor Is Redefining Patient-Clinician Communication

A sheet of paper reading “Digital Health” covers Suite 250‘s original office sign at the  Springbrook building of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Inside are two offices and a cubicle for three full-time staff comprising the Digital Health Department. Pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP, and author of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Seattle Mama Doc Blog, accepted...
Angelina Jolie, the End of Standard, Confused Value, and Not Enough Failure: Why 2013 Mattered

Angelina Jolie, the End of Standard, Confused Value, and Not Enough Failure: Why 2013 Mattered

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Wellthcare Twenty-thirteen was an important year, partly because of Angelina Jolie’s breasts and what they meant for ‘standard’ care and partly because of emerging discussions around ‘value’. Where 2013 failed to deliver was in delivering acceptance around failure, but more on that, including why it...
Europe vs. US Digital Health Financing

Europe vs. US Digital Health Financing

What can we learn from each other in digital health startup financing? It seems the United States has figured it out. 2013 has been a successful year for US digital health. Successful in implementing digital health solutions, the US is the over-achiever when it comes to early stage digital health funding. Europe is lagging far...
Social Media in Medicine: The Doctor’s Duty

Social Media in Medicine: The Doctor’s Duty

Digital health care is about using technology to shift, massage, lubricate and tweak the rusty ol’ health care system. As the world populations grow older, worry and anxiety over how to support aging has turned to innovation and action; technology is quickly becoming the answer to outpatient care, to invaluable insights into healthier living, prevention,...
How a Postal System Can Keep Us Healthy

How a Postal System Can Keep Us Healthy

This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Wellthcare “Give me an example.” This is the most common request we get at Wellthcare, the most recent being over lunch in Manhattan. I was dining with Scott Liebman, one of the Wellthcare Explorers, and his friend wanted a concrete example. I replied with my...
MedCrunch Speaks with Brian Yarnell, VP and General Manager of Starling

MedCrunch Speaks with Brian Yarnell, VP and General Manager of Starling

MedCrunch: Please describe Starling for MedCrunch’s readers Brian Yarnell: Starling is a platform that helps patients communicate their needs to care providers in inpatient settings, like hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Starling has tools for both patients and providers to streamline the entire process of resolving those needs. A touchscreen tablet is mounted at each...