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New from The cHealth Blog:
by Joseph Kvedar, MD
- Is the End of Search the Beginning of Personalized Prevention?
“Why have we not managed to devote the kind of resources Google is devoting to personalized search to personalized prevention? For instance, if I can use your genetic analysis to predict your risk for type 2 diabetes and create a uniquely motivating self management program for you, who will find that economically appealing? You? The government? Your employer? Your health plan? Your doctor? It’s not so clear….” Read More
- Is Design Important In Healthcare?
“I’ve been in the healthcare delivery business now for 30 years and I can confidently say we’ve paid almost no attention to design. Systems are built around physicians’ desires and workflows, and physicians tend to be quantitative, content-focused and able to handle multiple variables at once. Perhaps that is why we have not put a premium on design. As we get closer to a world where we are engaging patients in their own health outcomes, design will be much more critical….” Read More
New from Reflections on Connected Health:
Health Lifestyles and Connected Health
by Tim Hale, PhD
“The concept of health lifestyles can be expanded beyond traditional health behaviors to include emerging technology habits. A current challenge in developing successful connected health programs is finding ways to improve patient adoption and long-term engagement. Using a health lifestyle framework may provide useful insights into how people use connected health technology and incorporate it into their daily routines….” Read More
Join us for our next Tweet Chat: June 19
Join Tim Hale, PhD (Research Fellow at the Center for Connected Health) on June 19 from 12:30-1:00 PM ET for a tweet chat on emerging digital lifestyles & technology habits. Ask him your questions and share your thoughts on the topic. Use the hashtag #cHealthchat and follow us on Twitter: @h_a_l_e and @connectedhealth.
Join us for our 10th annual Connected Health Symposium & Expo: October 24-25, Boston, MA
Entitled: Collaborations and Innovations to Engage Patients and Elevate Care, and featuring renowned keynoters, Symposium 2013 is a milestone event, promising high value education and plentiful networking opportunities. Early-bird registration and flexible exhibit opportunities are open. We will see you in October!
Blueprint Health Summer Application Is Open
Blueprint Health’s summer program that starts on July 8 is accepting applications for healthcare start-ups. Blueprint Health is a healthcare focused accelerator program based in NYC that helps early stage healthcare companies get started by providing access to a community of mentors, customers, and capital. Their companies have raised over $10 million in seed capital from some of the most well-known and respected healthcare VCs and angels. Dr. Joseph Kvedar is a Blueprint Health mentor. Companies and floating founders can apply by visiting www.blueprinthealth.org.
Stay Connected with Us:
Here are 4 upcoming events that may be of interest to you:
- Massachusetts Health Council’s Annual Meeting Breakfast
June 18, Boston, MADr. Stuart Altman, Board Chairman, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, will discuss the Commission’s progress in meeting the requirements of Chapter 224 to control health care costs. Following the Keynote address will be a reactor panel of provider hospitals (teaching, small community hospital, large Medicaid population hospital), an ACO, and a community health center.
- Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth & Families June 19-22, Boston, MAWheelock College’s international conference offers: keynote speakers who are changing the world, including Cherie Blair, Kerry Kennedy, Ogmundur Jonasson, Emiliana Vegas, Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Ebrahim Rasool, and Kevin Carroll; 150 internationally-recognized experts on 35+panels on human rights, health, and education; spotlights on innovation and solutions in action around the world; opportunities for networking and collaboration with global citizens. Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Director of the Center for Connected Health, is a speaker.
- 5th Tufts Summer Institute on Digital Strategies for Health Communication July 14-19, Boston, MAOffered through the Health Communication Program at Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts faculty and distinguished guest speakers will provide insight on how to use research-based methodologies to produce effective digital communication and an enhanced online presence. Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Director of the Center for Connected Health, is a guest lecturer.
- mHealth + Telehealth World – July 24-26, Boston, MAThe mHealth World Congress joins the Telehealth Summit to showcase solutions for mobile and connected health care. Both are essential to achieve accessibility, interoperability and sustainability in consumer and accountable care models, with the goal of transforming the delivery of care and improving ROI. Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Director of the Center for Connected Health, is a speaker. Receive a $200 discount off the prevailing fee by using code TEG677 when prompted.
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May 2013 Newsletter
Las Vegas continues to step up to the plate when presented international opportunities!
In one year Las Vegas has become the 2nd largest all-volunteer host for U.S. State Department participants in the International Visitors Leadership Program. Many thanks to the City of Henderson, Zappos, Downtown Project, STITCH, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Springs Preserve, Brooking Mountain West and many others for participating in recent programs.
You will have the opportunity to take part in programs during July and August. Please see the list of opportunities below and express your interest for home hospitality, embedded volunteer or cultural host.
WACLV was named community partner of the year by West Technical Career Academy. WTCA has participated in numerous U.S. State Department visitor programs and has been identified as a role model for STEM education.
Additionally, WACLV was awarded a grant to develop a human trafficking program in September. Look for more details about this important subject in future communications. Our board and staff continue to apply for programming grants that will benefit the community.
Our goal is to enhance global understanding through creative and strategic engagement of all aspects of the community in international opportunities. Please join us at our June 19th event with His Excellency Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand and volunteer to engage with one of our U.S. State Department visitor groups.
Matthew McNeelege, President,
World Affairs Council of Las Vegas
China Rising? The U.S. Pivoting?
Political & Economic Implications for East & Southeast Asia
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Save the date for a dynamic presentation by His Excellency Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Look for more details and registration information.
Citizen Diplomats Wanted
Volunteers are needed for the following groups:
Turkmenistan – National Parks and Tourism Promotion July 4th to July 9th
July 4th – Volunteers needed to take the visitors to a fireworks display. Program hosts (transportation provided)
July 5th – A volunteer to join the group on their tour of Hoover Dam and Springs Preserve.
July 8th and 9th (one day) – A volunteer to join the group on their professional appointments – get an inside view of tourism efforts in the community!
Also needed a volunteer for home hospitality – this could be a pot luck with your friends or invite them to a barbeque you are holding. We will work with you on the date.
Pakistan, India and Nepal – South Asia Water Management Program July 30th to August 3rd
July 31st and August 1st – Volunteers needed for professional appointments. One day will include a tour of Hoover Dam. Preference given to STEM teachers and other teachers.
We are also looking for a volunteer for home hospitality.
Interested? email: contact
Advanced Technologies Academy at the National Academic WorldQuest Competition at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on
April 27, 2013
WACLV congratulates ATECH team members Victor Del Valle, Riley Johnson, Ben Tucker and Sam Yoon
for their dedication and valiant effort in this year’s national contest and expresses a heartfelt thank you to their chaperone, ATECH teacher, Mr. Henderson.
Elfie Manning, WACLV Director of Education, attended the competition to observe the ATECH team and all the competitors. She was impressed with these young students who dedicated so much time and effort to AWQ.
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During the National Meeting, NCIV and the Department of State launched a new campaign titled “Expand Your World” which includes a PSA featuring
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University Medical Center (UMC) has been the cornerstone of healthcare in downtown Las Vegas for over 80 years and serves as your community hospital while playing a vital part of the entire healthcare community.
- UMC is home to the only Level I Trauma Center and designated Pediatric Trauma Center in Nevada. UMC is the only Burn Care Center and Transplant Center in the state. Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC is the only one of its kind in Nevada recognized by the Children’s Hospital Association, and recognized as one of the top five Pediatric Intensive Care Units in the country..
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