11:40 am - 12:00 pmSunday, September 29
LK 130
Driving patient empowerment with innovation: a case study (or two)
LK 130
Driving patient empowerment with innovation: a case study (or two)
At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we have discovered that philanthropy can play a unique and vital role in driving innovation that can improve the health and health care of all Americans. While health... Read more

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At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we have discovered that philanthropy can play a unique and vital role in driving innovation that can improve the health and health care of all Americans. While health IT and health apps are nearly ubiquitous, their quality—and value to the patient—can be inconsistent. In the Pioneer Portfolio, we have funded projects that have explored how technology and mobile tools can contribute to improved health care for patients and better patient-provider communication.

As part of my presentation, I will highlight the important role philanthropy can play in health innovation, then profile two programs funded by the Pioneer Portfolio:

  • Project Health Design(http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/national-program-offices/P/project-healthdesign--rethinking-the-power-and-potential-of-pers.html) is a groundbreaking national program of RWJF’s Pioneer Portfolio, designed to spark innovation in personal health technology. The program advances a vision of personally recorded health information as springboards for action and improved health decision-making. The most recent Project HealthDesign teams worked with patients and clinicians to examine how "observations of daily living," such as pain, mood, and energy levels can be captured and integrated into clinical care and daily health decision-making. 
    Grantee web site: http://www.projecthealthdesign.org/
  • OpenNotes(http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/grantees/OpenNotes.html) uses secure patient portals to give patients to the visit notes their doctors write about them. Researchers undertook a year-long trial of OpenNotes in which 105 doctors shared their notes with more than 19,000 patients in Boston, rural Pennsylvania, and Seattle. They found that when patients have access to their doctors’ notes, they feel more in control of their health care, better understand their medical issues, and report they are more likely to take their medications as prescribed.
    Grantee web site: http://www.myopennotes.org/

In our role at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Pioneer team is tasked with finding new and innovative ideas that will improve health and health care. That often entails getting out of the usual “places and spaces” and talking to folks with whom we might not normally cross paths. I’d like to open a dialogue with Medicine X attendees and get their feedback on the innovations that might be out there.

Michael Painter is a distinguished physician, attorney, health care policy advocate and a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, American Academy of Family Physicians, Association of American Indian Physicians, National Medical Association, and California Bar Association. Painter earned a JD from Stanford Law School and an MD from the University of Washington. He received his residency training at the Providence Family Medicine Residency in Seattle, and is a board-certified family physician. He earned a BA in economics and mathematics from Vanderbilt University.

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