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Hannah Galvin, MD
December 19, 2014
If you’ve been to Walt Disney World in the past year (or know someone who has), you’ve probably heard about the Bands. In 2013, Disney debuted its $1 billion MyMagic+ experience, a comprehensive experiment in wearable technology, data collection, user experience, and crowd control.
This time last year, about … Read more
December 16, 2014
I have studied the process and outcomes of teaming for many years; the fight against Ebola is one of the most vivid (and terrifying) examples of teaming under pressure I’ve witnessed.
In an article for Harvard Business Review’s website, I argue why a top-down management style is inadequate for handling complicated international … Read more
December 12, 2014
What impact does the mind have on health? Could age and illness be rolled back by harnessing the mind? Ellen Langer, a professor of psychology at Harvard University, has spent decades considering such questions in her studies of mindfulness theory, the illusion of control, and aging.
She’s written 11 … Read more
December 8, 2014
It took me until 2010 to buy an iPhone and in just a few years, I’ve become so dependent on it, without fail, I will always make a u-turn to make sure it’s with me — my smartphone is essentially a new limb for me.
I know I’m not alone.… Read more
Leo Anthony Celi, MD
December 4, 2014
The Institute of Medicine’s 1999 report “To err is human,” for example, estimated that between 44,000 people and 98,000 people die in US hospitals each year as a result of preventable medical errors, based on 1984 data; the lower estimate alone exceeds mortality rates from AIDS and breast cancer.
In … Read more
December 1, 2014
At a recent roundtable for health care executives sponsored by athenahealth, a VP of a hospital staffing group shared how an audit of his employees uncovered changing patterns in their health care consumption. “If one of our staff’s kids has a high fever, they will go to the pediatrician,” the … Read more
Ideas to Act On
“Succeeding at patient engagement means moving from an attitude of telling a patient ‘the doctor will see you now’ to one of telling the doctor ‘the patient will see you now.’”Read Article
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