The Stanford Medicine X Academy aims to change the culture of health care by creating a community dedicated to addressing gaps in medical education that are most important to stakeholders. We aim to make health care education easily accessible, empower all stakeholders to learn together and from each other, and to begin these interactions earlier in the educational process.
The central gap we aim to focus on with The Academy, is the role patients, technologists and researchers can play in changing the culture of health care to be more participatory, patient-centered, and responsive to the problems that matter most to all stakeholders in health care.
A collection of online courses that address important gaps in healthcare education. We've designed them for all stakeholders.
Acknowledgement of learning and scholarship through Stanford Medicine X certificate program.
A meeting on global innovation in medical education at Stanford University Sept 23-24, 2015.
Stanford Medicine X Advisors are appointed directly by the Executive Director, Larry Chu, MD. These advisors to the program provide valuable and diverse expertise to help shape our educational content and offerings.
Kirsten Ostherr is a media scholar & design thinker who specializes in health and medical visualizations: historical, present and future. She is a Professor of English at Rice University.
Bryan Vartabedian teaches at Baylor College of Medicine where he is preparing students for health care in the 21st century. He is co-founder of the Medical Futures Lab. His thinking can be found at 33 Charts.
Larry Chu is a practicing physician who runs the Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) lab at Stanford University. He is an associate professor of anesthesia on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Chu teaches two courses at Stanford University, Engage + Empower Me (a patient engagement design course) and Design for Health (applying design innovation to improve healthcare). He collaborates with researchers in simulation and computer science at Stanford to study how cognitive aids can improve medical team performance in a crisis. Dr. Chu also has an RO1-funded NIH-funded clinical research laboratory where he studies opioid analgesic tolerance and physical dependence.
Hugo is a patient living with an implanted cardiac defibrillator. He advocates for the rights of other patients like him to gain electronic access to the data collected by their implants. He is passionate about participatory medicine, connected health and patient empowerment.
Nick cares about patient experience, employee and how empathic design can create financially sustainable, future-ready health systems. He is the Patient Experience officer for Frontier Health. Previously, Nick ran hospital operations, finance teams and strategy efforts.
Sarah Kucharski is known as @afternoonnapper on Twitter and is the CEO and Founder of FMD Chat, a social media-based, peer-to-peer support group which connects patients around the world
Britt Johnson, also known as the @hurtblogger, is a spondyloarthropathy and rheumatoid arthritis who also suffers from chronic complex migraines. She is a 2012 ePatient Scholar and has served as an ePatient advisor since 2013.