Category Archive: Innovations

Reach For Your Best!

As a 4th grader in Jackson Mississippi, Ivor stood outside a hospital room and listened to her father scream, “Let me go…let me go…” as three men held him down for a spinal… Continue reading

“There Is No Health Without Mental Health”

“There is no health without mental health. I’d like crisis care to be linked into your regular healthcare, so your provider can follow-up long-term.” “Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death. The… Continue reading

A “Talking Dog” Keeps Seniors Safe and Happy: Introducing GeriJoy

Ever talked to your dog and wished she would talk back?  Well, now there are some seniors who are talking to their dogs and getting an answer.  It’s all because of the hard… Continue reading

What Inspires You to Get Healthy? Hea!thrageous Is Listening

Did you know that nearly 40% of the doctors that are in practice right now are 55 years old or older?  About a third of the present nursing workforce is 50 years or… Continue reading

The New Patient Advocate: Sean Ahrens and Crohnology

We don’t really think about our gastro intestinal system until we’re hungry or we get a stomach bug.  With a stomach bug, the pain, diarrhea, lethargy, and other symptoms make life miserable.  Imagine… Continue reading

Are Patient Communities an Effective Way to Deliver Care?

Are Patient Communities an Effective Way to Deliver Care? That was the question debated at the 2012 Connected Health Symposium on October 25.  Two physicians, Dr. Andrew Watson, Surgeon and Medical Director for… Continue reading

Alone Together: Sherry Turkle

On “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” Paula Poundstone describes her view of the neighborhood playground. Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me Radio Show October 6, 2012 Transcript Right now, panel, time for you to… Continue reading

Skinny Jeans and Menstrual Apps

Susannah Fox speaks about her mentor, visionary physician, Tom Ferguson, with fondness.  As early as 1975, Dr. Ferguson was writing and advocating empowerment for patients.  In 1987 he began providing online health resources.… Continue reading

Unlocking the Individual’s Ability to Care for Themselves*

“The “biggest value [of connected health]* is in unlocking [the] individual’s ability to care for themselves!”  So says Joseph Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director The Center for Connected Health, a Division of Partners Health  in… Continue reading