Author Archives: Mark Feinholz
If You’re Not the Customer, You’re the Product
I just read an interesting post by Seth Godin titled “The Choke Point”. Seth is talking about Facebook and LinkedIn and Google and warning us all that ‘Again and again, we see that if you’re not the customer, you’re the product. … Continue reading
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Step Up and Flex Those Behavior Change Muscles
Fitbit, Jawbone, Basis, Misfit, Withings, Lark, Nike.. the list of activity tracking devices continues to grow. Which to choose? There are plenty of opinions – but most of the discussion comparing them tends to focus on hardware specific features such … Continue reading
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Employer-provided Health Insurance Is … well … Killing Us
Participation in the healthcare system in this country is largely tied to your employment. If you need healthcare, get a job. If your employer doesn’t offer healthcare insurance, you are likely to simply go without. Stay at your current job … Continue reading
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To Keep Me Engaged, Make It Meaningful
I believe that consumer tracking devices such as the Jawbone Up and Fitbit can have a long-term positive impact by helping people to establish healthy behaviors and habits. However, at the handful of consumer health oriented conferences I’ve been to, … Continue reading
Behavior Change Is (maybe not so) Hard.
I learned something recently that I wish I had learned 10 years ago: Self-motivation is not the way to create new daily behaviors that stick. The trick is to construct a new simple habit and just let it happen. Motivation … Continue reading
Imagine if your health plan was …
Suspend your understanding of your relationship with your health insurance company as it stands today and imagine something different with me… Imagine your health plan is a wellness “club”. In addition to providing insurance to help cover the cost of … Continue reading
HxD 2013 Pass Giveaway Extravaganza!
Here are some creative healthcare ideas and thoughts of mine in response to questions posted in preparation for the Healthcare Experience Design Conference (#HxDConf) in Boston on March 25 and a possible chance to win a free pass. (I’m currently … Continue reading
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Is this really a problem to be solved by an MD?
I’ve been quiet. Been working at a healthcare startup for the past year now – can’t post too much about what I’m working on, no time to post about other stuff. But this front page article in the New York … Continue reading
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Big Pharma Cashing in on Fee-For-Service
This article in today’s New York Times: Genentech Offers Secret Rebates for Eye Drug caught my eye… err… attention. It highlights one way that drug companies take advantage of our current fee-for-service system to drive their profit. The current fee-for-service … Continue reading
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Man In The Mirror
Since health 2.0 is at least partially about shifting responsibility from the doctor to the consumer, I figured I’d start my journey into healthcare technology with, as Michael Jackson put it, the “Man In The Mirror”. (This photo is my … Continue reading
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