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Philadelphia: Signs of Progress

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Philadelphia school district reports 4.7 percent decline in obesity for grades K-12.
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We CAN decrease childhood obesity!!

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Contextual Storytelling, Part 5: Careables -- A Storytelling Concept for an IoT World

Contextual Storytelling, Part 5: Careables -- A Storytelling Concept for an IoT World | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
What happens when you set eight students loose for directed research in the IoT space? Our result was Careables, an innovative connected healthcare solution.
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What if the user experience journey were mapped in terms of stories?  I believe the persons that make up the persona's are living stories that will reveal more useful patterns than key user touch points or messages.  To me, this is where you will find storytelling gold.  Why not identify the stories user's live first? then you don't have to guess what story to tell to whom.

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Cardinal Health to pay $26.8M over FTC monopoly charges

Cardinal Health to pay $26.8M over FTC monopoly charges | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The charges allege that Cardinal forced hospitals and clinics to pay inflated prices for certain diagnostic drugs. 
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Economies of scale have to be balanced with abuse of power.

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About - Art in Healthcare's Outreach Programme: Art Workshops

About - Art in Healthcare's Outreach Programme: Art Workshops | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Art in Healthcare is a Scottish organisation with charitable status that provides healthcare facilities and environments within Scotland an affordable and flexible, high quality artwork rental scheme.
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The Soap Opera About How To Keep Cows And Goats Alive

The Soap Opera About How To Keep Cows And Goats Alive | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
"I think we should always be in the business of enacting change in how we do our work as well as in the world," Allison Morris, who directs corporate partnerships at Mercy Corps said.
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What soap opera would improve your community's health? In Louisiana maybe a steamy series called, "Greasy Fingers"?

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Medical-College Entrance Exam Gets an Overhaul

Aspiring doctors taking the new Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT, will find an exam that is longer, covers more subjects, and is more interdisciplinary than past versions.
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Now students need to know what "Reciprocal Determinism" means.  I dunno - surely it is enough to understand that we are both influenced by and can influence our environment.

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Cardiologist Blasts Patient Informed Consent Process

With no requirement that hospitals and clinicians be candid with patients about risks and costs, informed consent is "a complete sham," says
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Forms prevent all kinds of necessary conversations.  We try to automate uncomfortable conversations as a way to avoid the discomfort of talking about big issues.

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Doctors think lots of patients ask for medicine they don’t need. This study says that’s not true.

Patients request additional treatment in 9 percent of conversations with doctors.
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Why Elegant Integration is Now the Focus of Innovation

Why Elegant Integration is Now the Focus of Innovation | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it

Brilliant discussion of innovative business models in healthcare…but anywhere really. 



 

Larry Keeley opened his Transform 2014 presentation, Sometimes things change … by reminding the audience that...

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The Link Between Storytelling and Innovation

The Link Between Storytelling and Innovation | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it

Hospitals are finally interested in storytelling! 



 

Article originally posted on Edison Award's website, written by Mindy Manes.

 

The powerful connecti...

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Why Doctors Need Stories

Why Doctors Need Stories | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
In an era of systematic clinical research, medicine still requires the vignette.
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Learning from stories happens before the statistics.

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david katz | Search Results | Transform Community

david katz | Search Results | Transform Community | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The community for Transform.
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"DNA is no longer destiny. Dinner is." David Katz understands metaphors: "one sandbag is not a levy."

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Tackle vague requirements in health IT with storytelling | Healthcare IT News

Tackle vague requirements in health IT with storytelling | Healthcare IT News | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Storytelling is an engaging process that is rewarding for both the teller and the listener. Having mentioned that, a requirements engineer may ask, why couldn't we bring storytelling to our domain?
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This is the first of what should be a very interesting series of articles.  I've found user experience designers who use "design thinking" have been forced into storytelling the more they turn to human-centered or user-focused design process.  It is fascinating to watch how they integrate the ambiguity of stories and subjective process into strong preferences for objective thinking and pre-deterimined process steps.

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Jeremy Pollard's curator insight, October 9, 2014 12:31 PM

Here's another great example of the power of telling stories to break down a process or steps into a narrative to make more sense of it.

 

The sequential, time-based story is perfect for answering that classic question as a story unfolds 'and then what happened...'?

 

Even the least verbally expressive scientist or engineer can find a story in their research, or theory, or design approach.

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HP-EMS Profile: MedStar Mobile Healthcare | High Performance EMS

HP-EMS Profile: MedStar Mobile Healthcare | High Performance EMS | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
What I learned from MedStar about community paramedicine and how they support their crews on my visit to their facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Innovative!

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Parsing Patient Engagement: Better Compliance Or Better Decisions?

Parsing Patient Engagement: Better Compliance Or Better Decisions? | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
"Better compliance" and "better patient decisions" can certainly co-exist in health IT, but there's also an implicit tension: What happens if the shared decision making bucks what the doctor thinks best?
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Personally, I've backed off sites like PatientsLikeMe because I don't trust that pharma users will act with equal enthusiasm on data that doesn't support their products as they will on data that does.

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▶ My Life, My Story: VA’s healthcare improvements through deliberate storytelling - YouTube

My Life, My Story is a VA program that interviews veterans about their lives and adds the written stories to their medical record. The goal of the project is...
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Jemima Kirke's Abortion: Can Celebrities' Stories Make a Difference?

Jemima Kirke's Abortion: Can Celebrities' Stories Make a Difference? | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Jemima Kirke, who plays the troubled Jessa on Girls, had an abortion when she was younger. Because she felt she couldn't tell her mother about her pregnancy, she struggled to pay for the procedure,...
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Celebrity Storytelling works.

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#NoMUwithoutME: Primary School Edition | e-Patients.net

#NoMUwithoutME: Primary School Edition | e-Patients.net | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Bottom line: When you go to the doctor, any doctor, always ask for your records.
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Simple stories to educate us on our rights….nice.

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Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?

Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.? | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The hormone that controls blood sugar among diabetics is one of the oldest medicines used today. But more than 90 years after its discovery, a low-cost version is no longer available in the U.S.
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Why don't we have generic insulin?

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How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen

How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Lung cancer survivors who met online banded together to get an option they credited with helping them added to treatment guidelines used by cancer specialists.
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Healthcare Activism! Survivors of Lung cancer (one Stege III) make sure guidelines are updated to inform others.  Crowd-informing from the crowd to the crowd.

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This 88-year-old doctor treats the poor out of his Toyota Camry. Mississippi wants to punish him for it.

This 88-year-old doctor treats the poor out of his Toyota Camry. Mississippi wants to punish him for it. | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The State Board of Medical Licensure has asked Carrol Frazier Landrum to relinquish his medical license.
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Wonderful story of people helping people in the spirit of community.

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About | Healthwatch West Berkshire

About | Healthwatch West Berkshire | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
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Nice example of a local community healthcare website.  Asking for stories, offering live consultation, and community involvement!

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“A union of forces between providers and patients”: Mayo chiefs name a patient as 2015 Visiting Professor « e-Patient Dave

“A union of forces between providers and patients”: Mayo chiefs name a patient as 2015 Visiting Professor « e-Patient Dave | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
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What a great idea.  Have a patient come in as "visiting professor?"

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Healthcare Factoids to Power Your Thinking

Healthcare Factoids to Power Your Thinking | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Looking for a collection of healthcare factoids to inform your strategy? Here is a sharable presentation to help you make a case for reducing waste or…
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Lots of data…that is still in silos and thus unleveraged.  Lots of EHR software…that will have to be thrown out and replaced.  This is a great set of facts that reflect the difference between good intentions and reality.  Time to regroup and redesign!

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Exclusive: Facebook plots first steps into healthcare - Reuters

Exclusive: Facebook plots first steps into healthcare - Reuters | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health. On the heels
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Simulating community with an online "gathering spot" could either help or hinder the creation of real life community support groups.  What do you think?

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Why Health Care Needs Creative Thinking More Than Ever

Why Health Care Needs Creative Thinking More Than Ever | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
New technologies are creating health data faster than experts can comprehend it. A Q&A with Joel Dudley, director of biomedical informatics at...
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"There is actually a new idea of humility in medicine."

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