Raed Mansour, MS

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Uber wants to give you a flu shot, and may have greater health ambitions

Uber’s seemingly limitless ambitions have grown to include health care.<p>The ride-hailing company will offer flu shots in 36 U.S. cities Thursday along …

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Great communication in healthcare can save lives

One carefully worded text message encouraging people to donate organs added an extra 100,000 donors to the list, all thanks to behavioural insights<p>We are only just beginning to learn about the power of words in health. Not the great works of literature, whose influence goes without saying, but the …

Data-Driven Strategy and Innovation for a Healthier Chicago

In 1854, London’s Soho district was hit by a sudden and severe cholera outbreak of unknown origins, causing more than 127 deaths in three days. …

Changing Hospital and Health Communication Can Help Contain Ebola and Other Diseases

What happened in Dallas recently is something the U.S. health system had spent the past six months preparing. Consequently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a checklist for evaluating possible Ebola patients and distributed it to health care providers across the country. …

Twitter May One Day Save Your Life

Much of the attention lavished on Twitter lately has revolved around the site’s initial public offering and diagnosing what the event tells us about …

How Technology Can Fight the Flu

This season, influenza activity started about four weeks early and was intense. Influenza-like illness rose quickly to well above the baseline of expected activity and remained elevated for 15 consecutive weeks, making this season slightly longer than average.-- 2012-2013 Flu Season Wrap Up, …

Board game aims to get young people talking about health issues

The ways and means by which we communicate have changed rapidly in the last five years.<p>Millennials are the first generation where on and offline …

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Better Public Health Outcomes, and Zombies

In conclusion, zombies are awesome, and can be used as a thought experiment to probe the ethical dimensions of public health responses to disease outbreaks.<p>Perhaps the public's obsession with zombies can be refracted from horror movies and towards health issues, suggests a new paper in the journal</i> …

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Cold fact or vested interest? How to use evidence to design public services

Evidence has been big news in the public sector during the last year. We've seen the launch of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, the Administrative …