Some articles on Second life (SL) have been coming lately, highlighting the way companies are using the virtual space in a corporate way. Networking, hosting meetings or conferences and especially when travel is difficult this alternative not only saves time but allows geographical...

Patient-centeredness – the idea that every doctor, nurse and care team member filters every decision through thoughtful consideration of a patient’s perspectives and goals -- is a sacrosanct Mayo Clinic value.   But just how widely should a patient’s outlook and...

A series of remarkable, documentary-style video interviews, present five Mayo physicians describing the very individual but very similar personal journeys of physicians deeply trained in the science of medicine, who now are striving to master medicine as an art. Created by the...

A sample of computer icons created by Vernon Smith, M.D., Mayo Clinic. These icons are used in the "YES Board", a communication device created with assistance and funding from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. A hospital emergency room is just...

Okay. Here we go. I started by searching "third leading cause of death in america." One of the first websites that returned was The Healthy Skeptic. It references an article called "Is US Health Really the Best in the World?" authored...

The most retweeted statistic from Transform 2010 (watch the videos!) was this one. "Receiving healthcare is the third leading cause of death in America." The statistic was part of a presentation by Jill Morin and Jim Rasche from Kahler Slater Experience Design....

A Buddhist Model for Health Care Reform By Mettanando Bhikkhu BSc, MD, BA, MA (Oxford), ThM, PhD http://www.mat.or.th/journal/index.php?command=preview&selvol=90&selno=10&selids=1861 This was another article given to me from my physician consultant while working on a project around remote asthma care management. Again, what a refreshing...

[This is a bit ironic that I’m writing about the love just after Fran’s post about the ROI of Love. Something’s in the air, I suppose.] I’m currently wrapping up the design research on a project around remote asthma care management...

Susannah Fox has crafted a wonderful post on the thread of "Love", that ran through Transform2010. A beautiful image, and I see it now, thanks to her words. Enjoy, and ponder the return on YOUR investments as you read What...