This is a challenge i would like to post to the network. We all know the power of narrative in focusing attention and energy.
I am calling for submission of big problems that consumers/patients have as it relates to their health, that HIT could solve. But the big problem should be submitted as a vignette of a person, telling the story of the problem from their perspective. And to bring in the what ifs? What if Mr Gil, who is 83, and complains that he is much too alone and is scared to take his medication, could find a new friend and be able to regain confidence. How could HIT get him to what he seeks? We want all types of people, women expecting or with a newborn, overweight kid, restaurant waiter with asthma, teacher with diabetes, retired man with athritis - so we can represent our society.
The goal with this challenge is to collect enough different vignettes that we can begin to create a few, say 10-20 consumer/patient types that can then inform strategic problem solving, as to how HIT could engage people and change their lives.