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Posts Tagged ‘participatory medicine’

Participatory Medicine Meets Participatory Design

Most times when the word “participatory” enters my lexicon it is closely followed by the word “medicine”. I’m a fan of participatory medicine. If you don’t believe me, then you can look here, or here, or here for written proof. Participatory medicine is a care model in where the role of the patient is active, […]

Connected Health Trend Countdown: #8 Sharing Notes with Patients

Our Countdown of the Top Connected Health Trends of 2014 brings us to: #8: Sharing Notes with Patients The more obvious driver of this trend is Meaningful Use. However, there is a separate market push for patient record access, which is being driven by consumer engagement. As luck would have it, there was a Healthcare […]

Healthcare Needs Disruptive Innovations in Meaning

I recently read the excellent Design Driven Innovation, Roberto Verganti’s fascinating take on how certain paradigm-shifting products and services are created. In it, he introduces the concept of “innovation in meaning,” which he contrasts throughout the book with “innovation in technology.” Here’s my high-level summary of the differences: Innovation in technology: new electronics, parts, components, […]

The iPhonECG – Empowering Patients with Specialized Medical Data

The above video is a sneak preview of AliveCor’s iPhonECG, and is brought to us by, a brand new site devoted to categorizing, describing, and organizing medical apps. The iPhonECG has gotten a lot of well-deserved press, with many commentators remarking that the device is “proof that we are living in the future.” Indeed, […]

Personal Health Data: Giving Patients and Doctors Something To Talk About

One of the most intriguing movements in the healthcare industry today is participatory medicine. Participatory medicine holds a lot of promise and seems to be gaining momentum among both patients and healthcare professionals. Nevertheless, participatory medicine is far from the standard of care, and one of the biggest barriers is actually getting patients interested in […]