Innovation Digest – November 2022 Vol. 2

We continue to struggle with fixing a broken healthcare system that, frankly, has been designed to fail our most vulnerable. If you’ve read Daniel Dawes’ thought-provoking book The Political Determinants of Health, you’ll come away with the same realization, and a determination to get involved in our elections, since voting is absolutely an opportunity for change. Some rather infuriating reads this week, in which scientific journals reveal a bit of conflict and poor accountability, our multi-billion dollar data industry fails to yield information that matters to real-world decisions, and the health mega-industry leaves people lacking health, quality of life, financial security and dignity. And, doctors (although thankfully, not all of them) still fail to acknowledge or incorporate patient-important outcomes into their care. With all the recommendations for a patient-centered, equitable health system, we clearly have to do better. If you voted Tuesday (and/or worked the polls, or canvassed for a candidate) that is definitely a contribution to change. I’m working with clients and colleagues who refuse to accept status quo thinking. What are you seeking to change? I’d love to help you make it happen.

In this issue:

  • Election workers are the unsung heroes of democracy
  • Science Has a Nasty Photoshopping Problem
  • Cancer research needs better databases
  • Understanding preferred language for ‘people with lived experience’
  • Only 1% of Docs Use Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs)
  • Top 10 Healthcare Industry Predictions For 2023
  • Meet The Female Founder Who Just Raised $7.2 Million For Her Virtual Care Platform Aiming To Reverse The Autoimmune Epidemic
  • CMS Framework for Health Equity 2022–2032
  • ‘A Shocking Amount of Misery’: Medical Debt in America
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