Healthcare Innovation Contest launched by DiabetesMine!

We previewed this opportunity a month ago, but now its live.  Design for Care community member and DiabetesMine founder Amy Tenderich founded and leads this contest. I am a judge on the review panel for entries, and I promise to be impartial if your proposal comes our way.

There are 3 prizes of $7000 each, . . . → Read More: Healthcare Innovation Contest launched by DiabetesMine!

What is our “Standard of Care” for Design?

Designers and people in the caring professions may have different and valid ways to think about caring and systems. On the Wenovski design community a wide-ranging discussion involves the question of designing “systems that care.” I take a position that we can care for systems practices, but systems will not perform as caring agents. (We . . . → Read More: What is our “Standard of Care” for Design?

Infrastructure lock-in, Innovation lock-out

Experienced systems and design professionals have increasingly raised their concern for the poor design of eHealth Records (EMR, EHR) systems for the last couple of years. The rapid increase in adoption and deployment, spurred by US government stimulus spending, has pushed vendors to roll systems to market in unrepentant haste. With interaction design that would . . . → Read More: Infrastructure lock-in, Innovation lock-out

H1N1 Online Response site

Microsoft in collaboration with Emory and CDC has set up a consumer website for self-assessment of the H1N1 fl –

I found this at, a very professional blog site with the tagline “Patients First, Technology First.” However, much of the tech seems more administrative than patient-centered, is as most healthcare technology. (A point . . . → Read More: H1N1 Online Response site