A View from the CLOUD (Health 2.0 SF 2009): Conversations and Thoughts from Day One

San Francisco… 55 degrees… a vibrant morning for Health 2.0, and I’ve already had some interesting conversations about CLOUD before the program even starts.

On the way over from the hotel on the bus to the San Francisco Concourse and home of Health 2.0, I engaged in an interesting conversation with someone that has worked in health systems as a major contractor, Continue Reading →

WIRED | Is Online Privacy a Generational Issue?

  • October 1, 2009  |
  • 9:00 am  | Categories: Electronic Geek

    “It seems like every time I talk to people about privacy, there’s a feeling that younger users of online tools simply don’t care about the issue. Often, I am asked why privacy advocates like CDT push government and industry to protect privacy more robustly- when ‘no one cares’? In short, people seem to be asserting that digital natives like myself do not value privacy online. While this point is oft repeated, I think that this argument is flawed, and does not address the subtleties of privacy in the cloud, social networks, and other new online technologies. Simply put, these technologies are giving digital natives (really, all users) greater control over their information – and we use it.”

    CLOUD Take: CLOUD, Inc. agrees with Heather West, policy analyst at the Center for Democracy & Technology, and writer of this guest post at Geek Dad.  The time for greater control of our information has arrived, and the locus of that control should not be at the website but instead at the user, the individual.

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    A View from the CLOUD (Health 2.0 SF 2009): Health 2.0 Meet ME 1.0

    The Design Center concourse in San Francisco could not be a better venue for the upcoming Health 2.0 Conference.  For all of the debate that is raging about health care, reform, insurance companies and the rest, the issue at hand is really one of design.  The theme, User-Generated Healthcare, is itself a design issue.

    Places of the Soul, by Christopher Day, makes the point that architecture must begin based on where the designed structure is to be placed.  As he notes in the book, studies have shown that there is strong correlation between recovery time at the hospital and patient view, with every leaf being ‘worth its weight in gold.’  Design matters.  The Health 2.0 team has architected an excellent agenda that looks at the design issue of the healthcare system from the perspective of the patient.  I am excited to be attending and look forward to the possibility of CLOUD presenting its new vision and language during the Human Centered Design Contest.

    CLOUD believes that the Internet needs a new design, too, an architecture based on starting from a new place, the individual.  ME 1.0 looks forward to meeting Health 2.0 and engaging in a new blueprint for the future!