Chronic Care Networks

One of the exciting things about my role at Cincinnati Children’s is being part of initiatives that are truly changing the way we approach healthcare and improve the quality of life for children and their families. A great example is › Continue Reading

Imagine if a doctor, treating a young patient with a chronic illness, could have instant access to information from others all around the U.S. on the latest treatments and protocols, how their patients are responding, and what practices are leading › Continue Reading

Since last fall, we’ve been talking about ways to improve health care by harnessing the collective intelligence of doctors, nurses and patients through social networking. Seems this idea is catching on. See this latest story from MarketWatch. The story is › Continue Reading

It’s not every day a group of doctors sits quietly in a room and listens to patients, parents and peers tell them what they think is wrong about the way the care is provided. But that’s how a group of doctors that › Continue Reading

Usually when we talk about something being disruptive, it’s a bad thing. The wreck on the highway “disrupts” the morning commute. The snowstorm “disrupts” air travel. People on laptops and cell phones “disrupt” meetings. But how about if we could › Continue Reading

Who says Friday the 13th is bad luck? For lots of people with chronic diseases and the doctors, nurses, parents and others who care for them, Friday the 13th of November, 2009, may go down as one of the luckiest › Continue Reading

You are,  no doubt, familiar with Facebook and Wikipedia and similar sorts of sites. After all, you’re reading this blog.  And those kinds of networks are known for helping people connect to others despite physical distance. Wikipedia in particular harnesses › Continue Reading