Monthly Archives: August 2015

Our (Cultural) Sugar High

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD We need to start talking about how our food supply is making many of us sick. “Sugar high” is the term used to describe the cascade of responses after eating high sugar foods. High sugar loads, especially of pure sugar, trigger a rapid release of insulin to counteract the […]

Privacy: Preventing Harm or Innovation

Blog post by Pam Ressler, Jodi Sperber, Wendy Sue Swanson and Colleen Young In health, do our assumptions and experience regarding privacy prevent harm or impede innovation? This is what we will address at Stanford Medicine X in September during our panel discussion with Susannah Fox, Pam Ressler, Wendy Sue Swanson, Jodi Sperber and Colleen […]

ASCO Conceptual Framework on VALUE of Cancer Care

Blog post by Stacey Tinianov and Janet Freeman-Daily On June 22nd, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published a conceptual framework for assessing the value of new cancer treatment options based on clinical benefit, toxicities/side effects, and cost. The document is incredibly significant for patients in that the framework allows for a person-centered patient-provider discussion […]

Population Health: Our Lives, Our Data

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Introduction On July 16th 2015 I had the pleasure of being on a panel discussing Population Health Management with eloquent, smart colleagues: Dan Munro (@danmunro) Janice McCallum (@janicemccallum), Deryk Van Brunt (@HCI_Solutions) and Justin Lanning (@LanningHlthcare). It was a fascinating wide ranging discussion covering the definition of population health, […]

Challenge of True Interoperability & Why It Matters

Blog post by Joe Babaian In healthcare, interoperability is the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged. – HIMSS Information is not knowledge. – Albert Einstein Ripped from recent headlines: Group Seeks Federal Standards for HIT Interoperability – Bipartisan Policy Center EHR […]