RWJF is proud to introduce What's Next Health, a new series featuring conversations with leading thinkers to help us explore cutting-edge ideas and trends in health and health care. Join the conversation with pioneers such as Jake Porway, Daniel Kraft, and danah boyd.
A new video from grantee Extending the Cure tells the story of how antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' bacteria have become a serious public health threat that affects everyone. We must treat antibiotics as a natural resource that can be depleted with overuse, just like water, trees, and other resources on which we all depend.
Khan Academy, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched a national competition looking for passionate and talented educators. The 10 lucky winners will attend a Khan-led boot camp to learn video-making for the next generation of physicians.
RWJF has awarded PatientsLikeMe a $1.9 million grant to create the world's first open-participation research platform for the development of patient-centered health outcome measures. The new platform will be linked with the PatientsLikeMe network to help researchers develop health outcome measures that better reflect patients’ experiences with a disease.
In a world with abundant, actionable health data—both from electronic medical records and our everyday observations—we may be empowered to make better decisions and our relationships with doctors may significantly change.
The evidence is in: When patients have access to their doctors’ visit notes, they feel more in control of their health care, better understand their medical issues, and report they are more likely to take medications as prescribed. With little impact on their workload, doctors report that note-sharing strengthened their relationships with patients.
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