A Brief Note on Stanford’s Medicine X

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being an epatient advocate at Medicine X.  This amazing 3 day conference was a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. The initiative explored how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care.

The “X” is meant to encourage thinking beyond numbers and trends—it represents the infinite possibilities for current and future information technologies to improve health. Under the direction of Dr. Larry Chu, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Medicine X is a project of the Stanford AIM Lab.

Regina Holliday
Artist in Residence at Medicine X

I was proud to be a part of the IDEO Design Challenge Workshop where my team worked to help find a way to tell patients’ stories.  (Read also my post on my day at IDEO).  And I was honoured to meet Dr. Chu as well as the other epatients (see all the epatients in the Medicine X e-book).

Our e-Patients
an eBook for Medicine X 2012

Video of the entire event can be found here.  I highly encourage you to take a minute to watch as you will be astounded by the caliber of these presentations. Also, make sure to follow the tweets throughout the weekend at #medx.

The weekend was amazing and while I’d like to go on, I am going to leave you with a few pictures and the following list of posts from the many attendees.

I wish you could have been there.

Blogs (in no particular order)


4 Responses to A Brief Note on Stanford’s Medicine X

  1. Kim says:

    Erin, thank you so much for keeping a running list of Med X blog posts! I’ve got some reading to do… 🙂

  2. My Two Hats says:

    Lots of great reading here. Thanks for including my post!

  3. This is a gift that can keep on giving us the #medx magic. Thank you!
    Jamie Inman

  4. Carolyn Thomas says:

    The list keeps growing! Thanks so much for curating, Erin. Some of us needed more time to recuperate….

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: