Experiences, experiments, reflection, action

This week people told me stories about a moment in their health journey – Symptoms, people, relationships, procedures, thresholds, feelings.  Completely fascinating, inspiring, and gut wrenching windows into life’s challenges and tragedies. I heard,  I’m worried, the surgery worked, I … Continue reading

The jumble of research

Next week, I’ll be attending PCORI’s (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) Communication and Dissemination Advisory Team meeting in DC. Research is ink on paper until people at the center and clinicians receive the results in an understandable and useable form: … Continue reading

Uncertainty and Comparative Effectiveness Research

Last week’s post  began a discussion of managing uncertainty in the health journey. That journey has many decision points. We can make some of those decisions ourselves and we can rely on others to make some decisions for us – family, friends, health … Continue reading

Good Government – Office of the National Coordinator

I frequently write here about access to health information – necessary to just-in-time decision making, tracking status in meeting health goals, coordinating care among your health team – heavily weighted to individual action and team relationships. Effective communication within your … Continue reading

Magic levers of cultural change

I’m traveling these days in many bands of committed people and groups striving to improve the health journey for themselves, their loved ones, and patients in general. These bands include advocates, novice and seasoned entrepreneurs, trade associations, providers of care across the continuum; … Continue reading