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.
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).
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)
- My Two Hats Thoughts on child health from pediatrician/mom, Dr. Heidi Roman – Caring for Patients: Dreaming of a Better Way
- SCOPE Blog – Stanford School of Medicine, articles by Lia Steakley
- ePatients discuss the “healing process” of IDEO Design Challenge at Medicine X
- Medicine artist-in-residence Regina Holliday speaks about patient advocacy
- How a community of online gamers is changing basic biomedical research
- Image of the Week: Michael Graves discusses redesigning the hospital room
- When it comes to your genetic data, 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki says: Just own it
- Susannah Fox talks skinny jeans and self-tracking at Stanford Medicine X kick-off
- 33 Charts, Bryan Vartabedian, MD – The Case for New Physician Literacies in the Digital Age
- The Biopsy, Roheet Kakaday –
- Susannah Fox
- Mind on Medicine – Stanford Medicine X – Student Voices
- Stay in the Pink, Jamie Inman – Medicine X HMS Mindblower
- Texting My Pancreas, Kim Vlasnik – Medicine X: A Stretching of the Mind
- LaughingNana-Cares – Departure for Stanford Medicine X
- ALEXISAVVY – Medicine X: The Future of Medicine and Technology
- Kerri on the Prairies, Kerri MacKay –
- My Diabetic Heart, Kerri MacKay – Feeling the Love of the DOC
- A Consequence of Hypoglycemia, Christopher Snider – My Medicine X Experience
- Diabetes Mine, article by Mike Hoskins – MedX Conference Ignites Passion to Change the (Healthcare) World
- Unnatural Language Processing, Kevin Clauson – Stanford Medicine X – To Inform and Inspire
- The Angry Type 2 Diabetic, Lizmari Collazo –
- UCSF, article, Jeffrey Norris – Self Tracking May become Key Element of Personalized Medicine: Health App Technology Explored at Medicine X 2012 Symposium
- CNN Health, article by Amanda Enayati – Technology can reduce our stress, too
- The Afternoon Nap Society, by Sarah Kucharski – “Tears can be easily misdiagnosed.” A hurt blogger hurts back.
- Tech Crunch, Emily Goligoski – Esther Dyson At Medicine X: Welcome To The Era Of “Homebrew Health”
- She Sugar, Jewels Doskicz – A Nurse’s Perspective-Stanford Medicine X
- The Quantified Doctor, Paul Abramson – The Medically Supervised Quant Coach: Dr. Abramson at Medicine X 2012
- Nick Dawson – Patient Designed Care – The Story of Medicine X 2012
- Stay in the Pink, Jamie Inman – MedicineX Magical Mystery Tour: Shock & Awe
- A Dad’s View, Tim Gort – The Gort Family: The cost of a full-time father and caregiver
- My Heart Sisters, Carolyn Thomas – When the Elephant in the Room Has No Smartphone
- Michael Wilson – Medicine X – Stanford School of Medicine
- ChroniCarly, Carly –