Daring to be Different While Striving to be Better at Greatist

Ever since I did my first research on Mobile Social Games for Health, I have been observing and expanding my definition of health and wellness that coincides with the broader acceptance of integrative medicine. I came to the Greatist office…

The Rock Health 2013 XX Retreat

I arrived at the Rock Health XX Retreat, not knowing what to expect. Having earlier in my career prospered in two male-dominated professions, dentistry and Wall Street, I have of course been active in women’s networking events. I started a…

Feedback Loops and Behavior Change in Healthcare

In preparing my talk on “What is Working in Mobile Games and Online Patient Support” for the mHealth Summit, I asked the folks at @kairoslabs @habitdesign @ginger.io and @healthrageous for their reading recommendations on behavior change. The next few posts…

(Part 3) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities

Part Three: Election Day special: Regulatory Obstacles (continued from Part Two) By Ellen Martin Here is a 352-page description of US healthcare regulation as of 2006: Robert I. Field’s Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise. Click Here It is always…

(Part 2) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities

Part Two: Healthcare Structural Issues (continued from Part One) By Ellen Martin First, let’s recognize the fundamental market disconnect between providers, consumers (patients) and (third-party) payers (employers, insurance companies, managed care), which is a fundamental reason that healthcare is not a…

(Part 1) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities

Part One: Introduction By Ellen Martin As evidenced by StrataRx, as well as our Hype and Hope white paper, expectations run high regarding data’s potential to transform healthcare: lower costs, fewer errors, and better patient outcomes. So high, indeed, as…

Big Data in Digital Health: A Rock Report by Rock Health

"A look at the key trends and challenges in applying Big Data to transform healthcare by supporting research, self care, providers and building ecosystems." - Rock Health https://www.slideshare.net/RockHealth/rock-report-big-data Rock Report: Big Data from Rock Health   Big Data in Healthcare:…