A few interesting things from the stream this week:
Most of us were smug enough to believe that we understood teens and their social media after reading this Medium post-gone-viral. danah boyd’s brilliant take shows that teens know themselves no better than we do. As the father of a 16-year-old, I concur.
The short-term solution of a quick visit hasn’t caught up to the reality of providing for the sick. While mainstream medical offices can learn from retail, I suspect we’ll find that fast-food medicine always tastes best on the way down. Why we’re picking Wal-Mart and CVS over our doctor’s office.
Walgreen’s emerging relationships foreshadow how a retail/quantified consumer relationship might look. Chilmark has it right suggesting that “real success for the healthcare system will hinge on consumers actually participating. And if we’ve seen one thing in digital health, it’s that if you build it, they’re not guaranteed to come.”
Google glass graduated from Google (x) this week. Perhaps we’ve advanced to the next stage in the hype cycle although I wouldn’t count on it.
I took an oath to fight disease but was never told that disease may serve as a creative gift. Few physicians would get this: Why Monet would have refused the operation. Fascinating.
I could build a whole site around the coverage that Topol is getting. David Shaywitz builds on Topol to suggest that smartphones are poised to upend the medical profession. Nancy Shute on NPR.
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