Grateful for all who help our efforts to build HEALTH into the economy. Each of us needs to build the health engagement for ourselves. For so long we have focused on the enormous dollars of health care in the US. We have called for a shift to the HEALTH of … More
Better Health by Enabling Better Decisions and Experiences FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VivaPhi and the Center of Health Engagement announce their strategic partnership to define and deliver a networked, learning, and value-based health system. The partnership will engage in research using health data to develop insights into how health care decisions … More
Just in time for choosing the health plan that works within the budget you have Cigna just released a survey and new page for benefits enrollment. Cleverly done, it shows the connectivity of health to wealth. While it doesn’t mention consumer centricity, it clearly says that consumers are fearful of … More
Patients Are Not Using the Portals, and Here’s Why As a staunch advocate of patient access to electronic health records (EHR), we highlight this survey because it shows the gaps in knowledge and use of patient portals. The use of portals is required in meaningful use law, a part of … More
Excerpt: 5 Simple Things You Can Do Today To Build Better Health Outcomes Recently a good friend, #CaseyQuinlan, shared a brave new document online: A Roadmap for Patient and Family Engagement in Health. It is a document for providers, patients, families, communities–88 pages of wonderful info. I’m excerpting the 5 … More
THE CEO of Virgin America Shares Insights on Missions, Whether to Mars or...
“When you are deciding on your company’s mission, it is better to be vague about the final destination, remembering that the journey is the point, and your goals will change and grow. The road may be long and will test you at times, but it will bring your staff together and attract customers along the way.”
I love this message on creating a mission for the open-ended final goal, calling out the attraction of the right souls to be part of the journey.
Breast Cancer Expert Says Context Causes Cancer Cells to Change Behavior
If you’ve ever said, “We just aren’t getting ahead in this one area, what could we be doing wrong,” I offer to you Dr. Mina Bissell. I found the talk at the recommendation of a woman who keeps influencing my thoughts on out-of-the-building thinking, Dr. Susan Love. You may know Dr. Love as the outspoken advocate for new research on breast cancer. She shook up my world and called on my bravery to rethink consumer engagement in health in the early 1990s. So, when she says, “this is my mentor,” I listen.
Dr. Bissell was frustrated that research was not delivering cures for breast cancer. She was quite sure that cancer cells don’t go off on their own to be tumors. So she stopped to think about what she empirically knew about the breast cancer cells, and then went back to see what she could learn when she didn’t have what I’ll call “the old microscope” in front of her. It was stunning. I encourage you to watch this video, notice the slides, and let me know your thoughts, too. Here’s a present: one of the slides from the talk, with a quote from Einstein:
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We focus on #ConsumerCentricity and the Seismic Change That Comes with Wearables… The CHE (Center of Health Engagement) newsletter is out, and it’s filled with new ideas, new evidence, and links to our posts here on the webpage and on blogs around the country. It includes posts from Disruptive Women … More
Nayer Comments on the Future Consumerism in the Rx Value and Quality US News highlights the IMS Report on game changes in US health care, and Nayer provides some vision and predictions for the article. By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Imagine if doctors and … More
Value-Based Quality Metrics for Payers, Providers and Patients Must Be Included Accountability is the #1 job in health care right now, so device makers need to get on board. Value is the determining quality, and it must include value to the patient and families as well as the payers and … More
Consumer Costs and Social Sharing Will Propel the Consumer to the Driver’s Seat Consumer Centricity is about to change everything we know about health care. It is creating a health investment community where transparency is king and social exchange reinforces value. This is the rise of the consumer health investment … More