This is just the beginning     Post by Stephanie Quilao   In 2007, I was working at Microsoft as an Enthusiast (Consumer) Evangelist when Steve Jobs took to the stage to introduce iPhone to the world. I remember staring at the live stream on my laptop thinking, “Apple wins.” In 8 short years, the iPhone has significantly changed the way we live and work, and has created billion dollar industries. When Tim Cook took to the stage in 2014 to introduce Apple Watch, I had the exact same feeling as I did back then, “Apple wins…again.” The Apple Watch is not just another wearable, it’s life management from your wrist. For health and wellness, the Apple Watch elevates the wearables game from being utilitarian to a holistic experience. Creating a healthy life is not just a sum of independent trackable tasks; it’s a bigger picture of our lifestyle.
  Renegade     Over this weekend I (AJ) was listening to a mix of some of my favorite tunes from the college days, and the song "Renegades of Funk" popped on. This is one of those songs that always gets me really pumped up to face the day's challenges and keep working on positive disruption.
  A-Step-Ahead     Mike Tinney is the Founder and CEO of FIX: Fitness Interactive Experience, which is dedicated to making fitness fun, accessible and hyper-socially connected through an interactive social media platform centered around making the pursuit of fitness an enjoyable and engaging game. We stopped by their booth at Hx360 when we saw their "A Step Ahead: Zombies" game, and had to find out more! Listen to the podcast after the break:  

  Written by Ronald Amodeo, first posted on LinkedIn   A place exists where innovation happens better than anywhere else. Ideas come in torrents. Experiments occur almost by accident. Failures are so common that people barely pause to ponder them. Every breath brings...

  Patch Adams   One of our most popular videos from Transform has been from the amazing Patch Adams. Five years later, he is still clowning around the globe with his clown tours, and making children laugh and smile in countless ways. Enjoy his awe inspiring talk after the break!  

      Engaging and supporting your staff improves the patient experience ( Health Service Journal ). Data Silos: Health care's Silent Shame ( Forbes ). Apple has it's sights on clinical trials ( Washington Post ). Health care systems try to cut costs by aiding...

  Post Written by Joyce Lee, M.D., M.P.H., originally featured on Medium Patient problem or healthcare problem?   Upon the recommendation of colleagues, I have been reading a fantastic book by famed designer, Alan Cooper, titled The Inmates are Running the Asylum. It’s a...

    Post Written by Dominique Pandy   When Transform presenter Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D. began writing Paying Till It Hurts for the New York Times, health care consumers readily sacrificed their privacy and offered up their own experiences so their stories could be told....