From February, 2016

Virtuwell by HealthPartners

Virtuwell is a 24/7 online medical clinic. They treat more than 50 common conditions like sinus infections, bladder infections, pink eye and acne. Certified nurse practitioners make a diagnosis, create a personalized treatment plan and send a prescription if needed.

Flip the Clinic

Flip the Clinic is an open experiment to transform the patient-clinician experience. It is where patients and health practitioners improve medical care, together.

What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

Rebecca Onie, TED. Image: Health Leads USA. Rebecca Onie asks audacious questions: What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter? At TEDMED she describes Health Leads, an organization that does just that — and does it by building a volunteer base as elite and dedicated as a college sports team.

Zoom+, Performance Health Insurance

Zoom+ via Forge Graphic Works. Its concept is based around the idea that folks buying in to health insurance costs are likely interested in receiving benefits every day, not just when they’re sick or injured. Zoom+ thinks that the next generation of healthcare will be built around human performance, not just at a physical level but also when it comes to creativity, stress relief, happiness, better sleep, and more. (Portland Monthly)

95 Theses for a New Health Ecosystem

Dave Chase and Leonard Kish, Health Rosetta on, May 4, 2015. Image: Peanuts via The Beat. The writes posit that healthcare is going through its Gutenberg moment. These 95 theses is about moving the individual towards the center of control because healthcare, at its present state, is a design failure.

The Future of Health

PSFK. Image: Stat Comics via PEPID. “PSFK’s Future of Health Report details 15 trends that will impact health and wellness around the world. Advances in technology are allowing for the provision of affordable, decentralized healthcare for the masses and are lowering the barriers to entry in less developed markets.”

What Ever Happened to the Machine That Turns Feces Into Water?

Bill Gates, August 11, 2015. Image: GatesNotes via Forbes. The Janicki Omniprocessor makes drinking water out of human feces. Not just water, but also ash and electricity. Because the aim is not just to provide water. The objective is to improve sanitation, especially for cities in poor countries.

Honor, a more honorable way to care for our seniors

Honor via Business Insider. This startup wants to change the way we watch over and care for our senior loved ones. An Uber for home care, if you will. To Laura Carstensen, director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, this is just the start of home care transformation. “Nursing homes will become like the poorhouses of yore as technology makes living at home easier” (NYT).