Tag Archives: Healthcare

GovLab Editorial Board Meeting Links, 7/23/13

Health Insurer’s App Helps Users Track Themselves – MIT Technology Review: “CarePass can integrate data from wearable tracking devices like Fitbit or Jawbone’s UP, as well as apps like MapMyRun; it can take into account doctor visits, prescriptions, and blood pressure or cholesterol records. It will also point users to trustworthy symptom and diagnosis information through iTriage, software that […]

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Re-imagining How We Provide and Govern Health Care Using Open Data

Earlier this week, entrepreneurs, data scientists, doctors, health IT innovators, and representatives from Washington gathered for the 4th Annual Health Datapalooza Conference in Washington DC.  What started 4 years ago as a 45 person gathering, now attracts almost 2000 participants. The two-day event included breakout sessions and app demos that explored innovative ways to leverage […]

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Innovating the Innovation Process: Re-imagining University Research

In the most recent issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review, Professors Eva Guinan (Harvard Medical School), Kevin J. Boudreau (London Business School), and Karim Lakhani (Harvard Business School) detail the work Harvard Catalyst is engaged in to open up and reimagine how a university conducts research. Harvard Catalyst is a “pan university clinical translational […]

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… how to respond to the basic tension between using the instruments of representation, what we think of as the instruments of self-government, and modes of participation.

By David Cohen, Senior Advisor, Civic Ventures; Senior Congressional Fellow, Council for a Livable World Here are my questions that stem from my experience at initiating, formulating and implementing public policy which has lots to do with policy and politics. A few words of caution. As important as elections are–after all it is one act […]

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… all the factors – and their relative importance – that prevent people from voting.

By Anita McGahan, Associate Dean, Research, Rotman School of Management and Munk School of Global Affairs,  University of Toronto If only we knew all the factors – and their relative importance – that prevent people from voting. If only we knew the lowest cost of the highest quality of healthcare. If only we knew how […]

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… how to incorporate evidence-based decision-making in our governance structures to change the status quo.

By Mihaela Ulieru, President, IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy; and Director, Adaptive Risk Management Laboratory What are the essential questions that we, as researchers and practitioners, need to pose or haven’t even considered yet? Due to the lack of adequate policy frameworks, the obstacles in implementing innovative solutions at all levels are the limited […]

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