This weekend I was working up at Liberty Mountain Ski Resort. It was a busy day starting at 8am with clinic and then teaching for 8 and half hours, finally finishing at 8pm.
Wham meets PSYThis is so wrong but so right. It captures the essence of Christmas in the 80’s and today. Merry Christmas
Recently I had to switch my Apple MacBook. I used the Apple Migration Utility to transfer my profile from one machine to another. This worked fine and everything seemed to be okay. However After a week or so of using the new machine there was one strange problem: Mail.app would only find email addresses from the recent list. I found that I couldn’t lookup email addresses from my AddressBook in the Contacts app. So how to fix this? This is the story. It was quite a challenge.
I need to see if HealthCampers are interested in taking part in a HealthCamp in Austin on Thursday March 7th, 2013.
I have been a supporter of the BlueButton from the beginning.
Check out this really cute video made by a group of kids that demonstrates the benefits of the BlueButton and the real-life problems it can solve.
Flu Near You – Vaccine Preventable Diseases remain an issue.People distrust vaccines but because of their success people underestimate the impact of the diseases they prevent. The CDC estimates that the Flu costs $10.4B each year in medical costs. Participatory Health needs to engage the public in Public Health. Participatory surveillance engages the public in monitoring activities. Register by phone or web.Surveys received via email and take less than 10 seconds to complete. Flu Near You helps you find sources for vaccine. Flu Near You reports back on your local community. People like this local knowledge. People like the mobile app. They like to be able to change location. http://flunearyou.org Already 9,000 users. Piloted in San Francisco. 80,000 surveys completed. Partnering with LabCorp to enable local testing. This app is designed to scale globally and to expand to other diseases beyond flu. People find the map is invaluable. They like to interact with the map. Initial engagement will be the challenge. One suggestion was to use the Boy and Girl scout organizations to drive family engagement. eg. a public health awareness badge. Can people identify if they are in a high risk group? This done via Vaccine Finder where high risk groups are identified so that the right vaccine can be identified. FluNearYou is different from traditional reporting methods. Traditional methods use reporting from HealthCare professionals. FlueNearYou offers earlier detection opportunities. Puerto Rico is funding development for other diseases. The real time aspect of this app really helps detection and treatment.
21st Century Braintrust presents a proposal for a PR campaign focused on Brain Health.PR towards research community and also towards the public. Promoting citizen scientists.
http://collaborate-activate.eventbrite.com / http://www.partnersinpatienthealth.com Boomers are self-trackers. We are not looking to self-diagnose but to self-measure. 21st C Braintrust is about enabling apps to be able to measure Brain Health in the same way we measure physical health. How do we normalize behavior that puts brain health to the fore. This is the opposite of tobacco cessation where the use of tobacco was de-normalized. THe VA and the Sports Community are very interested in developments in this field. How do we increase the scientific communities confidence in self-reported data. 21CBT is looking to establish standards that increase that level of confidence.