Does the health of your friends’ friends’ friends have any relationship to your own? How about to your outlook on life? Your general happiness or grumpiness? Your approach to problems and opportunities?
In a world of evidence-based guidelines, reams of patient education material, penalties for readmissions, and board rooms full of red and green report cards, many of us quietly wonder… Are we missing something? Because… it just doesn’t feel right.
Can games help us prevent or cure disease? Improve patient compliance? Make a safer health environment? Or improve medical education?
Healthcare has its own lexicon, its own jargon, and its own set of metaphors. This language we use, the words we choose, the manner in which we forge them into sentences, and the metaphors we use to sculpt ideas can all have a profound impact on innovation in the healthcare space… for better or for worse.
Watch this James Geary video from the TED talks: More
You have an idea… You might even think that it will be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
There’s a problem though. It’s success does not depend on the value of your idea, alone… It depends more on its distribution.
In short, it’s the spread, not the bread. More