HXD2013

By Jonah Comstock 05:59 am February 18, 2014
Krames Staywell's Text Connection messaging software A small pilot study of text message interventions for pregnant women and people with diabetes suggests that people respond positively to receiving text messages from their insurance company. Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, an insurer with 2.2 million members in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Utah, worked with Krames Staywell to offer health...
By Jonah Comstock 12:47 pm April 17, 2013
PatientsLikeMe Vice President for Advocacy Sally Okun spoke at TEDMED about the idea of building a "patient lexicon" to make it as easy for patients to talk about their conditions and compare notes as it is for doctors. "As a pallative care nurse, much of my time was spent in the homes of patients. Sometimes it simply was about giving them the opportunity to say to me 'Is this normal?' 'Do other...
By Jonah Comstock 05:29 am March 27, 2013
Philips Design has developed a new system that uses a combination of smartphones, a wall projector, and design principles to help improve women's birth experiences in the Netherlands, and is about to launch a pilot. Developed after field study and piloted with 60 women in three different delivery rooms, the system builds on the design team's principle of ambient design. In the system, expectant...
By Jonah Comstock 11:41 am March 25, 2013
CVS has officially upped the ante in the pharmacy app game. At Mad*Pow's Healthcare Experience Design Conference (HXD2013) in Boston, CVS Caremark Chief Digital Officer Brian Tilzer announced a new CVS iPad app, just as it hit the AppStore. "The culture of digital experimentation is something we're taking very seriously," Tilzer told attendees at HXD this afternoon. "It's not a normal app, it's...
By Jonah Comstock 10:49 am March 25, 2013
Attendees at Mad*Pow's Healthcare Experience Design (HXD) 2013 conference in Boston got one freebie that wasn't in the gift bag: an extra seven-and-a-half minutes of their life. At least, that's according to SuperBetter founder Jane McGonigal, who took attendees through a demo of the SuperBetter game in her morning keynote. SuperBetter, a Rock Health startup that's received a fair amount of media...