The Power of Visual Communications

Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts is Mother Nature | Conservation International (CI) – YouTube


Nature Doesn’t Need People

SeeChange, in shift away from health plan to telemedicine and big data, inks deal with Doctor on Demand

edAs the Affordable Care Act took shape, bringing with it massive changes to the world of health insurance, SeeChange Health saw both troubled waters and opportunities ahead.


Telemedicine is taking off with new and interesting collaborations being inked every day!

Introduction to the science of behavior change

This mini-lecture was created to support a flipped learning, pre-conference at the 2013 Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions annual conf…


Great for those building #mhealth Aps.

Just because you build it does not mean we will use it.

What Our Recent Obsession With Mindfulness Really Means

Mindfulness has become a buzzword in business media, but is the co-opted Eastern philosophy just for the power players of Silicon Valley? We take a…


Say OM to Top Line Growth!

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The Evolution of the Hashtag in Healthcare

The hashtag has evolved enormously over the last few years. Back in the dark ages of Twitter’s go-live, only the most savvy of Twitter’s users recognized the importance and opportunities the hashtag posed.

Last night while eating I was asked by my youngest for a glass of “hashtag” milk – “hashtag” please :-).

The hashtag has become a part of our everyday life. Right now the marketing folks are making a mess out of it… but providers, patients, and the academic world will catch up. The opportunities, especially in healthcare are clear and evident. Information is coming at us at a tremendous pace. A pace that clearly exceeds the cognitive capacity of every solitary individual. The hashtag has the potential to to vastly improve upon our ability to filter and query these social information data streams to pick out the relevant content we are searching for.

For years now Symplur*  has been the go to resource in healthcare social media. Their vast database catalogues and stores most all healthcare related hashtags. The Healthcare Hashtag Twitter Project has proven to be a tremendous resource for academics, healthcare practitioners, patients, conference organizers and virtual attendees alike as we follow, interact and learn from afar.

Symplur’s latest project – Symplur Signals – will go live today. This is the next step in recognizing the power of the hashtag in the healthcare space. Signals will empower decision-making with real-time access to insights from over a billion healthcare social media data points.

Stay tuned … as the evolution of the hashtag in healthcare continues.

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Elon Musk’s Latest Venture: A Gigafactory for Solar Energy – PSFK

The project is part of Musk’s plan to spend $5 billion on the state of New York for developing renewable energy to which the state invested $750 million.



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How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession

Nine of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. When did it get this bad?



As Malcolm Gladwell noted, “You don’t train someone for all of those years in [medicine]… and then have them run a claims processing operation for insurance companies.”

The FDA wants to talk about medical device cybersecurity

The agency has announced a public workshop on the issue and request for comment on the cybersecurity of medical devices.


Medical devices like Apples watch & latest iPhones, Jawbones UP, Fitbit and all the rest need to have standards for protecting the personal health data of the user.

The the risk is not that the Fitbit in your pocket gets attached. The challenge is that all of these personal health data collection devices are connected to cloud based platforms and those platforms provide a large target rich surface for hackers to attack. 


5 health care megatrends to watch for

Predicting the future is impossible. But these five health care megatrends offer reason for hope — and for concern.


Change is coming to healthcare are these megatrends  the Future?

The Health Care Company That Hacks You

RedBrick works to trigger its users into better behavior.


The power of RedBrick combined + the Fogg Behavior Model = better wellness.

17 Ways That Drones Are Changing the World

Drones are certainly no longer just the domain of the military. Here are 17 things they can do that prove this.


2 of the 17 examples suggest Drones as tool for delivering medicine and medical gear to remote hard to reach areas.

Always #LikeAGirl – YouTube

Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty’s really no picnic either, it’s easy to see what a h…


What does it mean to > Throw Like A Girl?

Top 12 Movies About The Future Of Medicine

After I published my white paper, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, the feedback was amazing and I had several really interesting (sometimes mind-blowing) discussions. One of these resulted in the idea of collecting those movies that predict, picture and demonstrate the future of medicine. Feel free to add your choices! Enjoy!.:

  1. Elysium (2013)
  2. Gattaca (1197)
  3. Blade Runner (1982)
  4. Brazil (1985)
  5. Cloud Atlas (2012)
  6. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  8. Forbidden Planet (1956)
  9. Inception (2010)
  10. Prometheus (2012)
  11. Robot & Franl (2012)
  12. The fifth Element (1997)


Looking for visuals about the future of health, here they are 😉

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