The following table lists readings assigned for selected class sessions.


Welcome and course introduction

Evolution of cybermedicine

Slack, Warner V. "Cybermedicine for the Patient." Am J Prev Med 32, no. 5S (2007): S135-S136.
2 Industry overview: the future of healthcare Health Industry Insights. "U.S. Health Industry Provider 2009 Top 10 Predictions: The Changing IT Landscape for Healthcare Providers." December 2008, Report #HI215880.
3 Federal policy as a driver for HIT innovation

Blumenthal, D., and J. P. Glaser. "Information Technology Comes to Medicine." N Engl J Med 356, no. 24 (June 14, 2007): 2527-2534.

DesRoches, C. M., et al. "Electronic Health Records in Ambulatory Care — A National Survey of Physicians." N Engl J Med 359, no. 1 (July 3, 2008): 50-60.

American Health Information Community (AHIC). Minutes of meeting September 23, 2008. (PDF)

4 eHRs, pHRs & xHRs! Gruber, David. "Can Consumers Cure Healthcare?" Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 149 (2009): 74-89.
7 From disease management to population health management

Linden, Ariel. "Use of the Pre-Post Method to Measure Cost Savings in Disease Management." Dis Manage Health Outcomes 15, no. 1 (2007): 13-18.

Linden, Ariel, and Julia Adler-Milstein. "Medicare Disease Management in Policy Context." Health Care Financing Review 29, no. 3 (2008): 1-11. (PDF)

9 Patient power; medical home; patient-centric care

Hawn, Carleen. "Take Two Asprin and Tweet Me in the Morning: How Twitter, Facebook, and Other Social Media are Reshaping Health Care." Health Affairs 28, no. 2 (2009): 361-367.

Cohen, Elizabeth. "New in '09: You Won't Go in to See the Doctor.", January 15, 2009.

11 Innovation

Nowak, Stan, and Jack Newsom. "Adaptive HealthComm Science™: The Application of Decision Science to Effectively Drive Healthcare Behaviors and Improve Health Outcomes." Silverlink Whitepaper, July 2008.

Buchanan, Mark. "Secret Signals." Nature 457 (January 29, 2009) 528-530. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.5MB)

Sung, Michael, Carl Marci, and Alex (Sandy) Pentland. "Objective Physiological and Behavioral Measures for Identifying and Tracking Depression State in Clinically Depressed Patients." MIT Media Laboratory Technical Report, October 2005. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 2.5MB)

12 Entrepreneurs panel

Begley, Sharon. "Why Nonprofits Fund For-Profit Companies Doing Drug Research." Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2007.

Senior, Melanie. "Venture Philanthropy: The New Venture Capital?" Start-Up Magazine, March 2007.

Nordling, Linda. "Tapping Into Foundations." Bioentrpreneur: Bioe News, March 2007.

Winkler, Anne-Laure, and David Finegold. "Giving Patients a Say: How to Work with Patient Advocacy Groups." Nature Biotechnology 26, no. 1 (January 2008): 23-26. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Winstein, Keith J. "Disease Charities Pursue Cures by Investing in Drug Start-Ups." Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2009.