Friday, January 8, 2016

invent.healthcare!

Press Release

Dr. Dave Donohue is pleased to announce a new free health website:
http://invent.healthcare

FAQ

What are you doing Dave?  This is highly irregular.

The purpose of invent.healthcare is to identify the best that modern healthcare has to offer.  From new technologies (such as dental appliances for sleep apnea), to 1000 year old practices that we have forgotten (such as the healing properties of flax seed).  There are many best practices that are never discovered and never applied.

Our mission is to identify the best that healthcare has to offer.  And save your life someday.
 As William Gibson said, "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed".   invent.healthcare seeks to take that future and distribute it more evenly.

Why do we need to invent.healthcare?  Didn't somebody already invent it?

Old habits die hard.  Especially in health care.  We do what we were trained to do.

The majority of what is done in modern medicine proves to be of little benefit when studied.  Patients and doctors alike overstate and overestimate just how beneficial are many of our tests, drugs, and interventions.

By some estimates, hospital errors alone are the #3 cause of death in the US.  Really.  And that is not counting the outpatient setting.

So I would say that healthcare really does need reinventing.

How does invent.healthcare work?

When I discover a new technology or best practice, like "Oh neat, there is a way to completely halt the (inexorable, lethal) progression of heart disease", I post it on invent.healthcare.  You can do the same, just sign up for an account and start typing away.

When someone else posts their favorite health story or product or idea, we can vote it up or down.  This voting can help us identify what are the best new insights.

How can I participate?

  1. Sign up for an account (it's totally free forever of course)
  2. Start clicking something.


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