At the core of our healthcare crisis is a crippling lack of patient engagement. I’ve talked about this before. Historically, this has been viewed as a compliance problem, but at the MIT Media Lab, this is viewed as a failure in healthcare infrastructure and attitude. Speciﬁcally, tools need to automatically connect patients, caregivers, and providers. And […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
I met today with a bright young doctor from the Harvard School of Public Health who was working with Blue Cross Blue Shield on a study of “health monitoring tools.” As she put it, the Vitality GlowCap was her “poster-child” for an elegantly designed behavioral change tool, and she wanted to learn more about the design […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
A personal note from Josh and me on the big day! Poor medication adherence has confounded doctors, pharmacists, and other entrepreneurs for decades. As we entered our 40s, we were prescribed chronic disease medications, and tuned into how our family members wrestled with daily adherence. We also discovered the incredibly high cost of the problem […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Recently published here. In this interview with MX, Rose discusses the social dynamics of behavioral change, encouraging clinical study results, the slow rate of innovation adoption within the healthcare bureaucracy, and the therapeutic value of lifting one’s voice in song. So are GlowCaps “enchanted objects,” too? I do think the GlowCap represents an “enchanted object,” […]Continue Reading... Comments Off