Here are my thoughts on designing healthcare around our country’s health needs, rather than history and profitability published today in Design Observer (and that’s no coincidence). I think Design Observer is one of the most relevant sites on the internet. I grew up outside St. Louis, Missouri. When I was a child, my grandparents lived in northern Arkansas. I made that road trip countless times. … Continue reading The Road to Wellville: Design Observer by Jay Parkinson
I just finished reading Atul Gawande’s latest article in the New Yorker, Testing, Testing: The healthcare bill has no master plan for controlling costs. Is that a bad thing? He draws parallels to the history of agriculture in America: At the start of the twentieth century, another indispensable but unmanageably costly sector was strangling the country: agriculture. In 1900, more than forty per cent of … Continue reading Yesteryear’s healthcare pilot projects are inadequate for today’s problems.
At the Lenox Hill clinic, on the insurance side, Helen waited 15 days to get an appointment. On the day of her mammogram, she stood in line at the reception desk in a crowded waiting room. An elderly patient wandered the reception area in her hospital gown, pleading for someone to help her. In the changing room, Helen’s gown was the usual thin seersucker. The … Continue reading A clinic with two doors– the future of healthcare in America.
If you want to understand the future, don’t pay attention to how technology is changing, pay attention to how childhood is changing. Continue reading An insight from Oslo
Equal rights for all races, genders, and sexual orientation. Do not litter. Don’t drink and drive. Give money to charity. Etc, etc, etc. Why do these things? Because it’s the right thing to do as a society. The vast majority of us do these things because we care about other people. We want to help others. We don’t litter because it makes the world ugly. … Continue reading Get vaccinated to help your friends.
What they should have been taking away all of this time – and have increasingly begun to – are the concepts of the constant beta and agile development,” he says. “Marketers need to abandon the time-limited campaign online and start to think of it as a constant application of a rigorous discipline. They should think of their marketing the same way that Facebook puts out … Continue reading
The other night I met a really awesome general surgeon here in NYC at my regular haunt, Hotel Delmano, to discuss Hello Health and what it means to surgeons. His name is Dr. Evan Goldstein and his practice is Tribeca Surgical. Should you need a surgeon, you’d be hard pressed to find one better than Evan. He’ll give you his email and mobile number and … Continue reading Need a hernia surgery? That’ll be $2500, $5000, or $20,000.