For most couples going through their first pregnancy your world is full of questions, doubts, second guesses, and a lot of trepidation in expectation of the first birth. Many of us have been there. Anything that can help relieve some of the worry is welcomed with open arms, and for the founder of Bloom Life, his experience led to the creation of Belli. Listen in after the break on his story and what drives him to innovate in the health care ecosystem.

Post Written By Pritpal S Tamber It’s becoming fashionable to say that health care is really ‘sick care’ but who is really trying to work out what caring for health means? One group in the Nijmegen Area of the Netherlands is...

  Post written by Susan Mazer   On 9/11, administrators at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, which cares for spinal cord and traumatic brain injury patients, quickly realized that continuous television broadcasting of the fall of the twin towers, people jumping from the...

    Post written by Pritpal S Tamber     Over the last two-and-a-half months we published a series on Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) that explored what it would mean for communities to be involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health interventions....

  5 things journalism can teach health care   Post written by Emily Sadecki     Commotion buzzes all around you. The person in front of you is nervous, unsure and distracted. Often talking to professionals in your field can cause apprehension. You ask them questions about their life, their current situation and the different factors that led them to you. You take copious notes so that you won’t forget anything later. Interviewing someone in the heat of a groundbreaking news story can have many similarities to trying to properly utilize the brief period of time a medical provider has to talk to a patient. Innovation does not always have to be creating something new, but can involve pulling tactics from other disciplines and applying them in new settings or ways. This can include diversifying the fields of study that are incorporated into the training of medical staff. Journalism training is one such discipline that could be advantageous to the practice of medicine for the following reasons:
  Andy-DeLao---Oxymoron     Post written by Andy DeLao   Healthcare. According to Wikipedia healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. (Wikipedia definition) It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, tertiary care, as well as in public health.

      Post written by Ronald Amodeo   A great weakness of corporate innovation is how quickly it's applied to the easiest problems. If product development is wanted, start an innovation team. If IP is escaping, capture and commercialize it with an innovation process. If...

  Victor-Montori---Balancing-Competing-Priorities   Post originally found on Victor Montori's Minimally Disruptive Medicine Blog   The high treatment burden in chronic respiratory illness is very real. As a 28 year old living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), when healthy I am usually on 16+ medications and engage in over 2 hours of treatments daily. I currently take up to 47 tablets daily, depending on my food intake. I usually have 1-2 hospital admissions per year lasting 10-14 days each, for routine intravenous antibiotics and intense chest physiotherapy to clear out my lungs. Of course, these figures skyrocket when I have an exacerbation. This treatment schedule isn’t always easy to manage when integrated into the contextt of trying to live a “normal” life; including professional employment, post graduate studies, social affairs, playing mum to two beloved dogs, maintaining a house and being a fabulous wife.  I’d like to provide some further insights into what the treatment burden involves for individuals like myself.