The problem with Netflix’s parental leave plan

Netflix just announced that it will allow parents (yup, any parent) to take unlimited parental leave. We should applaud Netflix for instituting such a humane, family-friendly, productivity enhancing, loyalty inspiring, and [likely] cost saving policy
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Bystander CPR, Disparities, and Technology

Our team just attended a Duke-wide training on CPR. I've been trained on CPR before, as have many of the people I work with, but never like this! When we walked in, the trainers were
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Africa may lead the way with mHealth

I'm guessing that Africa is where we'll see the most exciting breakthroughs in mHealth. Need some evidence? Take a look at the latest Pew data on cell phone adoption. Landline use is almost non-existent (and
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The only Apple Watch review you need

Lots of Apple watch reviews are out today. (If you're short on time, read Gruber's review) Taken together, the early reviews have been the tech equivalent of the multipurpose Southern maxim, "bless your heart." Apple
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We want What’s App! [API, that is]

Faceboook flustered many in the programming community this week, by not releasing an API for its popular WhatsApp service. Here’s a sentiment shared by many developers: “Implementing chat features is hard, especially when it comes down
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Who are we?

So - what is this whole, “digital health in medically underserved populations” thing, anyway?Let’s start in 2000, when President Bill Clinton mentioned the “digital divide” in his State of the Union. Back then, YouTube wasn’t
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It’s hard out here for an app

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of joining colleagues Dr. Krishna Udayakumar, Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, and Dr. Bernard Fuemmeler on a panel discussing, Should there be an app for that? Mid-rant that day,
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How modern medicine really gets practiced

We conduct digital health research trials almost exclusively in community health centers. These primary care settings are described as part of the nation’s “safety net,” but let’s be clear: for most of these patients, there
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Your design reading list

I frequently soapbox about the importance of good design in digital health. Or, as Katie McMillan so nicely puts it: Healthcare, your website doesn’t have to be ugly For those of you who frequently ask
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Prediction: apps are going the way of the dodo

Interesting piece in Slate today about the demise of the mobile app. … apps are very clearly not going to be around forever. Certainly not in their current, bulky square form. There isn’t enough mobile
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