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 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 Nitya Chandiramani As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Where there is love there is life,” his words rang true back then and they still hold true today. Love can be an elixir to good health. Love can pave a...

Post Written By Susan Mazer The Harvard Business Review’s article on design thinking informing organizational culture offers an interesting way to rethink the patient experience. The process of identifying the rationale or purpose for designing a new product requires an understanding of the target users and where the...

Post Written By Dana Lewis I had the chance to talk about DIYPS and OpenAPS during a demo session in DC this past March. (Thank you to Gary from Quantified Self and Marty from the National Academy of Sciences for making this possible!) I...

  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.
  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.