Discovering How to Improve my Health at MD Revolution

I began my assessment at MDRevolution thinking I was in great shape. As a long time devotee of the Bar Method, I exercise regularly and  I am proud to have maintained my post weight watcher’s weight since college. Yet, after…

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…

Curiosity and Resilience are Always in Fashion

Throughout my career, I was ahead of my time. But until very recently I didn’t even know it! I used to be the odd woman out, or maybe I was a Misfit before it was cool! Now I’m finding new…

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…

From JP Morgan to CES – The Forging of Unlikely Partnerships

Despite the fact that we all aspire to help patients, the various factions of the healthcare industry reflect sharp contrasts in economics- especially in terms of funding needs and time to market. Typical for the not-hot and highly regulated therapeutic…

Feedback Loops and Behavior Change in Healthcare Part II

Building upon our big picture knowledge of behavior change, here are three different views on behavior change in health. How do you properly motivate people? How can you keep them engaged long term? And finally, what are the baby steps…

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…