How Disease Staging Improves Treatment

George Wu is an accomplished surgeon, informaticist, and healthcare business consultant. A leader in innovation for health information technology, George has joined Peer Health as a Clinical Advisor. Greg McKelvey Jr. is also a physician joining Peer Health as a Clinical Advisor. As a current Fellow in medicine and informatics at the University of Washington,…

Why Being Health Literate Matters

George Wu is an accomplished surgeon, informaticist, and healthcare business consultant. A leader in innovation for health information technology, George has joined Peer Health as a Clinical Advisor. Greg McKelvey Jr. is also a physician joining Peer Health as a Clinical Advisor. As a current Fellow in medicine and informatics at the University of Washington,…

How Climate Change Affects Lyme Disease

The Lyme Disease epidemic is larger than AIDS, West Nile Virus, and Avian Flu combined.1 Despite being the largest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States,2 receiving a diagnosis for Lyme is incredibly difficult. Widely divergent views of the condition exist, making treatment complex and controversial. At this point in time, a vaccination or…

Hospital Bills-Shock & Awe!

Karen Curtiss is the founder of CampaignZERO: Families for Patient Safety, and author of Safe & Sound in the Hospital: Must-Have Checklists and Tools. Both resources share “insider tips” about what to say and do to get safe hospital care. Now, she joins Peer Health as the Patient Safety Advisor. After a hospital stay, bills…