COPD, “Our Biggest Challenge” — Grace Anne Dorney Koppel and Ted Koppel, Social Media, and Innovation

Initial insights from the Stanford Medicine X COPD Challenge reiterate the power of social media to galvanize communities around healthcare predicaments. Last month, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel and her husband —icon of American news—Ted Koppel, learned that there’s nothing quite like presenting a massive health predicament to the passionate Stanford Medicine X (MedX) community. I’m referring, of course, to the 2019 Stanford Medicine X| CHANGE Educational Grand Challenge on COPD. As noted previously, Symplur joined the Challenge and is providing…ContinuedThe postCOPD,“Our Biggest Challenge” — Grace Anne Dorney Koppel and Ted Koppel, Social Media, and Innovation appeared first onSymplur.
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