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Calif. town putting roof over wounded GI's head

Calif. town putting roof over wounded GI's head | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
LANCASTER, Calif.
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This is what community health looks like!

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BREAKING: Anthem sues Express Scripts over drug pricing

BREAKING: Anthem sues Express Scripts over drug pricing | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Health insurer Anthem has sued Express Scripts Holding Co., alleging the pharmacy benefit manager is not passing along billions of dollars in savings from negotiated drug prices.
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So many layers, good behaviors get lost.  Such a shame.
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SharingClinic, To Help Patients Tell Their Stories, Opens At Mass. General Hospital

SharingClinic, To Help Patients Tell Their Stories, Opens At Mass. General Hospital | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
"Hospitals can be cold, scary, lonely places," said Dr. Annie Brewster, an MGH internist. "SharingClinic aims to build community and to lessen this sense of isolation."
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Chronic illness - reframing your story is much easier after listening to "mentor stories."

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Patients become storytellers at Mass General's new SharingClinc

Patients become storytellers at Mass General's new SharingClinc | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it

Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has opened SharingClinic, an interactive screen featuring stories told by physicians, nurses, patients, family and friends, in its Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

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How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers

How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Performance metrics in medicine and education are increasingly getting in the way of quality.
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Unmeasurable factors in health and education are squeezed out when metrics consume every available moment.  Stories of inintended consequences are dismissed as "anecdotal" and discredited. There is a happy medium but it requires decentralized dialogues about subjective things like ethics, and emotions like love, fear, and belonging.

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Born to Be Conned

Born to Be Conned | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Honesty­ and greed are beside the point. We get ourselves in trouble because we’re suckers for belief.
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As someone with a chronic illness, I can attest that the power of "needing to believe in a future that is good" is enough to cause any of us to miss red flags and pursue bad advice (miracle diets) or celebrity promises (Dr. Oz) rather than following the less glamorous advice of exercise, eat right, stay calm.  

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Forbes Welcome

Forbes Welcome page -- Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
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Creative and proactive approach improves health of employees

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Ithaca theater company helps disenfranchised find voice

Ithaca theater company helps disenfranchised find voice | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Civic Ensemble took on “re-entry” because it’s a conversation the community is having.
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Healthy way to help stress - help people find their voice.

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Study suggests population health advancing healthcare collaboration

Study suggests population health advancing healthcare collaboration | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
American Hospital Assocation survey finds majority of hospitals pursuing population health efforts are working with others.
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Time to help public health escape from narrow data-based stick drawings of how the world works.

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Are healthy communities comprised of healthy employees? - ModernHealthcare.com

Are healthy communities comprised of healthy employees? - ModernHealthcare.com | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Businesses could have a significant impact on public health, according to a new report.
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Public health is where my heart leads me...there is SO much low hanging fruit to pick!

 

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Veterans Adding Life Story to Medical Records

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Have you ever wished your doctor knew “the rest of the story?” A unique program at some VA medical centers allows Veterans to add their life story to their medical record.
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Brilliant use of story in medical records. We should get some great evidence-based research that proves the value of story and healthcare!!
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Judge temporarily bars new telemedicine rule in Texas

Judge temporarily bars new telemedicine rule in Texas | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Telemedicine company Teladoc may continue—for now—to treat patients in Texas remotely without having physicians meet them face to face first, a federal judge decided Friday.
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Dear Texas, We know this is not really for safety reasons.  Why do you pretend you care about the sick when you actually care about the money? Love, Annette

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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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How Borgess Health Used Effective Brand Storytelling to “Restore the Roar.”

How Borgess Health Used Effective Brand Storytelling to “Restore the Roar.” | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Learn how to to unleash the power of brand storytelling inside and outside of your healthcare system.
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Good example of coordinating internal stories with external stories. In healthcare it takes both.
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Storytelling in Healthcare

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Download our Storytelling for Pharma white paper to see how you can use storytelling to educate, inspire and truly connect with your audience.

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Invest Health | Strategies for Healthier Cities

Invest Health | Strategies for Healthier Cities | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
A project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Reinvestment Fund.
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Healthier Cafeterias Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

Healthier Cafeterias Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Five years ago, the U.S. launched an overhaul of nutrition standards for kids. How far have we come?
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Health Boost: Story-Sharing Kiosk For Hospital Patients Coping With Illness Set To Launch

Health Boost: Story-Sharing Kiosk For Hospital Patients Coping With Illness Set To Launch | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The project was born out of frustration with a medical system that no longer has the time to really listen to patients, says Dr. Annie Brewster, an MGH internist who's been developing the kiosk.
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The catharsis effect!

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Lynn Schweikart's curator insight, November 4, 2015 11:56 AM

Sharing stories is good for the body, mind, soul, and business!

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Penn Center for Community Health Workers

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The Penn Center for Community Health Workers mission is to integrate evidence-based CHW models into healthcare delivery
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It saves money to support neighborly behaviors like listening, helping, and sharing.

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Can You Teach A Computer To 'Feel' Suspense? - KPBS

Can You Teach A Computer To 'Feel' Suspense? - KPBS | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Scientists want to make computers into better storytellers, but to do that they have to teach the machines a tricky element: suspense. Now researchers believe they've taken a big step forward.
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Racing ahead to create suspense with a computer's help?  I'm curious to see if suspense can work without the human interactions that provide the magic part of the secret sauce of stories.

 

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Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

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Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List | The Policy Journal of the Health Sphere
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Start with true stories to keep healthcare humane! (and personally relevant)!

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IBM to buy Merge Healthcare for $1B

IBM to buy Merge Healthcare for $1B | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Global computing powerhouse IBM plans to acquire Chicago-based Merge Healthcare for $1 billion, a clear sign that IBM wants to grow its healthcare footprint further through its Watson technology.
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If they seek to learn before exerting control this could really change the story.  Let's hope the UX designers get to override the bean counters!!

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Stories in Medical Records!!Federal Practitioner - June 2015

The VA is putting patient stories into medical records with great results!
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This is a pilot program that is so successful it is spreading widely. It marks the beginning of officially using patient stories in medical records.
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A Woman With Skin Cancer Posted A Graphic Selfie To Warn Against Tanning

A Woman With Skin Cancer Posted A Graphic Selfie To Warn Against Tanning | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
This is what skin cancer treatment looks like.
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This post makes skin cancer personal.  Health education doesn't get any more personal or relevant than this.  No program, no system, no sponsor, "free outreach" prevention education with one woman's STORY.

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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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