Interview: Mary Matthiesen, Conversations for Life

Mary Matthiesen, founder of Conversations for Life, has 17 years of front-line experience in healthcare, end of life care, and executive leadership. She’s a transpersonal educator, coach, and community facilitator, raising awareness and promoting social change...

Is ANYONE responsible for the whole patient?

The e-Patients Group has been discussing Shannon Brownlee’s book Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, which tells how the logic of the U.S. healthcare system works against coordination and effective treatment. “Between 20 and...

Observations of Daily Living and Personal Health Records

Following up on Gilles Frydman’s comments about Observations of Daily Living (ODL), we found another ODL post by e-Patients Group ally Kevin Kelly at The Quantified Self: Detailed quantifiable self-observation has a new handle. It is called ODL or Observations...

Health Commons

Bringing healthcare solutions R&D into the 21st century: “the drug discovery process is broken,” how do we fix it? Science Commons suggests the creation of a Health Commons. The problem statement is clear: We are no longer asking whether a gene or a...

Social DNA at 23andme: who owns your genome?

23andMe is a new personal genomics system that will have social features. Once your DNA is analyzed, you’ll be able to compare it with others’. People will be able to find each others by allele (genetic variation). Unfortunately, you have to shell out $999...

New Pew Report on Internet Social Ties

This new report just out from the Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Strength of Internet Ties, by John Horrigan, Jeffrey Boase, Lee Rainie, and Barry Wellman. It calls into question previous fears that social relationships and community are fading away in...

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