Mike Shafarenko

Director, Civic Commons ideastream

Mike Shafarenko

I'm the Director of Civic Commons ideastream and one of its co-founders.

My Recent Activity

Arab-American Stories Online Forum

I responded to Arab-American Stories Online Forum : Again, if you are of Arab descent - do you see a good number of your community or culture...

Arab-American Stories Online Forum

I responded to Arab-American Stories Online Forum : If you are of Arab descent, please share your story with us. Specifically, what traditions are...

Arab-American Stories Online Forum

I responded to Arab-American Stories Online Forum : Hello and welcome to this online forum, a continuation of the Arab-American stories panel...

Be Well: Rightsize Me – Uncle Sam at Dinner

I responded to Dexter Franklin: Dexter - thank you for your participation. I wanted to jump in and note that the focus of this...

Dexter  Franklin

Health Commissioner Allan: Could you please clarify your agency's viewpoint as reported in the Plain Dealer that "leaders in HIP-C plan to organize community meetings in the coming months to talk about chronic disease... Continue reading

Experiences with Mental Health

I responded to Experiences with Mental Health: I just read this article about one person's struggle to reveal their mental illness because of...

The gigabit-network-enabled health care experience

I responded to Lisa Gallagher: Those are great examples, Lisa. I think folks can infer intuitively how their healthcare...

Lisa Gallagher

New remote and home care monitoring are coming on the market quickly right now.  We are seeing devices for monitoring such as blood glucose monitors, blood pressure cuffs, and devices for weight management, asthma/chronic... Continue reading

The gigabit-network-enabled health care experience

I responded to Lisa Gallagher: Thank you, Lisa. Can you say a bit more about "at home" care and monitoring? What will doctors be...

Lisa Gallagher

Telemedicine is an emerging area with the potential to bring tremendous benefits for individual patients, care providers, emergency responders, public health, etc. Uses include: “At home” care and monitoring ... Continue reading

The gigabit-network-enabled health care experience

I responded to David Collins: David - are there current, specific ways that mobile technologies are being used? For those not...

David Collins

Mobile technology, which empowers mHealth will be part of the ubiquitous patient experience.  mHealth is another tool, it is not a panacea. But, it is a new way of doing business, it is a new delivery mechanicsm at the... Continue reading

The gigabit-network-enabled health care experience

I responded to The gigabit-network-enabled health care experience: For the panelists joining us:  What challenges must be overcome to realize a transformative...

The gigabit-network-enabled health care experience

I responded to The gigabit-network-enabled health care experience: For the panelists joining us:  In 10 years, what technologies will be ubiquitous to the patient...