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HCSM Review - Patient Experience & Innovation Edition

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This week’s Health Care Socil Media Review is chock full of great stories. Thanks to everyone who submitted something.

First, a little background. The #HCSM Review is what the cool kids call a blog carnival. Every two weeks, the hosting blog (that’s me this week) rotates. We ask for your submissions, and boom, just like that your awesome stories magically* appear here.

*By magically I mean with lots of wordpressy CSS technical bits which no one really understands.

Last week’s call for submissions generated exciting, thought provoking some links. I’m excited to share them here. Originally, I wanted focus on innovation-related posts, which were certainly a theme in your offerings. The big news of the week was The Walking Gallery at HealthData in Washington DC. The Wallking Gallery is the creation of the brilliant and inspiring @ReginaHolliday Read the Storify stream of the event here.

Regina's Walking Gallery is a huge innovation in patient experience. Regina has created a living, moving, growing, ever-evolving art instillation. The power of this project is in it's ability to remind any observer of the humanity at the core of medicine. Everyone wearing a painted jacket is a person, with a story and an experience - sometimes multiple - with the healthcare system. Seeing the gallery, even images via the web, is a disruptive innovation to be sure!

Another Storify post of the Walking Gallery comes from Wen Dombrowski.  According to Wen, This Storify captures the essence of The Walking Gallery at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in DC, Monday June 4. Regina Holiday paints the backs of jackets for people who agree to wear them to conferences and spread the word about patient access to health data. Regina paints on each jacket an allegorical painting explaining the wearer’s relationship to health data and its liberation, which may or may not involve a personal or family story about an encounter with the medical-industrial complex.

Everything we understand about knowledge is changing. That’s the subject of Dr V’s great post on 33 Charts. For Doctors, the World is Too Big to Know. How should accessible network information be balanced with that committed to memory? How will the doctor of 2050 process and apply information appearing faster than any traditional authority can conceptualize?

Ben Miller PsyD, offers his thoughts on why politics and SCOTUS will not interfere (too long) with healthcare innovation on the Occupy Healthcare blog. According to Ben: We will do what we must to continue to create a high performing and effective system we all deserve. Regardless of the ruling, you cannot stop the innovation in our communities. We will wake up, have our coffee, see the outcome of the decision and continue going back into the trenches working towards a comprehensive whole person system.

David Harlow, writing on his Health Care Law Blog, offered his review of Health Data and Innovation Week. Included in this post is a vlog of a random walk through the Health Datapalooza exhibit hall and lobby spaces, where I interviewed nine entrepreneurs and found that most of them could not have launched their businesses all that long a go – they are fueled by the open data movement that has turned the government into a free sharer of a tremendous amount of information. Many of these tools for health care improvement have social components to them, as well.

Jean Kelso Sandlin, EdD, shared Gatewatching: A Social Media Strategy for Hospitals. Consider how social media gatewatching can position your hospital or clinic as a trusted source for health information and help it earn a reputation for being responsive to patient and community concerns.

Matt Allen, writing at HealthWorks Collective, pins about Gamification and Government Health Care. According to Matt: The move to adopt video games for healthy living initiatives represents a huge innovation in how public health is tackling the lifestyle diseases that are such a burden on our healthcare system. Using games to promote healthier behaviors will help prevent health problems before they start.

Also on HealthWorks Collective, Barbara Duck shared her concerns about a new Facebook app touting secure patient-physician communications. It doesn’t appear to be free for the doctors; the site states that it is $69.95 a month. When you visit their free standing website the RegisterPatient has all the whistles and bells that can integrate with a medical record system, etc. so why do you need Facebook in the portal?

For something a little different, although nonetheless inspiring, Lisa Fields shared an unlikely musical remix - Mr. Rogers singing Garden of Your Mind. It's a auto-tuned mashup of a classic Fred Rogers song, stitched together with cut scenes from his iconic children's show. The lyrics, along with Rogers immutable presence, are great reminders of the power of the human mind. And, if that's not enough, the slide whistle solo is worth the watch alone.


That’s a wrap for this week’s HCSM Review. Remeber to follow the HCSM Review twitter account for the next round of submissions and roundups.