What We Are Reading

Oct 16, 2009, 5:36 AM, Posted by RWJF Blog Team

This week we are reading about the Health 2.0 conference. With over a hundred speakers and almost as many live demonstrations – there is a lot to catch up on. Matthew Holt, the conference co-founder, has a thorough rundown of the conference over at The Health Care Blog.

If you’d rather watch something from the Health 2.0 conference, healthGAMERS has a video interview between Andre Blackman and Douglas Goldstein of iConecto/Games4Health. The two talk “what experiential media is and why it’s important to improve the health of our society.”

Ever wonder how innovators think? Harvard Business Review contributing editor Brownwyn Fryer, Professors Jeff Dyer of BYU and Hal Gregersen of Insead, participate in a question-and-answer session about a six year study which revealed five ‘discovery skills’ that distinguish innovators thinking. 

Finally, next week the Society for Participatory Medicine will launch the Journal of Participatory Medicine.  Interested in what the Journal will address? Jessie Gruman, Ph.D. and Charles Smith, MD, Co-Editors-in-Chief, have a post at e-patients.net which gives an overview on what to expect.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Pioneering Ideas blog.