2013 Mentions of Disruptive Women in the Media

6/11/13: Disruptive Women Janice Lynch Schuster authored “With nurses at risk of compassion fatigue, hospitals try to ease their stress” which ran in the Washington Post

6/7/13: Disruptive Women Regina Holliday featured in “An Artist’s Brush Reveals Tales Of Struggle And Survival”

5/20/13: Disruptive Women Founder Robin Strongin hosted panel at VentureBeat’s HealthBeat

2012 Mentions of Disruptive Women in the Media

10/30/12: Disruptive Woman Sharon Terry received FORCE’s 2012 Spirit of Empowerment Award.

10/13/12: Disruptive Woman Stephanie Mensh received a “Kudos for Community Caregivers Award” from the Fairfax, Virginia LifeCircle Alliances.

8/1/12: Disruptive Woman Founder Robin Strongin to speak at BlogHer August 2nd.

7/23/12: Disruptive Woman Janice Lynch Schuster’s article “Long-ago asthma diagnosis didn’t explain boy’s difficulty breathing” ran online in the Washington Post

7/17/12: Disruptive Woman Janice Lynch Schuster spoke at target=”_blank”>Plenary IV  Mothers and Caregivers at the 2012 National NOW Conference

7/2/12: Disruptive Woman Michelle King Robson is joining the Lifetime series “A Lifetime of Health and Wellness Makeover” to share tips and insight on how to be in charge of what you eat, understanding what you eat and keeping your eye on your ultimate goals. Michelle was featured on “The Balancing Act” on July 2nd.

7/2/12: Disruptive Woman Janice Lynch Schuster‘s article “Sandwiched between an aging parent and children” was posted in the Washington Post’s Opinion section.

6/12/12: Disruptive Woman Alexandra Drane is featured in Forbes’ article, “Big Data And Heath Care Get Engaged.”

6/8/12: Disruptive Woman Regina Holliday featured in Washington Post article.

5/15/12: Two Disruptive Women (Regina Holliday and Halle Tecco) named as 5 women in health care IT you should meet

4/16/12: Disruptive Women Concetta M. Tomaino quoted on MySimpleC.com. MySimpleC.com is an online community that connects professional caregivers with family caregivers, uniting people living with dementia with high-level researchers.

3/20/12: Disruptive Women in Health Care mentioned in e Women 2.0 piece, “Starting A Women-Led Healthcare Or Life Science Startup?”

3/20/12: Disruptive Women in Health Care blog founder Robin Strongin named one of the Five Moms Making an Impact by Software Advice blog.

2/24/12:The Walking Gallery, a project whose creative team includes Man of the Month Ted Eytan and Disruptive Woman Regina Holliday, featured on the cover of Families, Systems, & Health, a publication of the American Psychological Association.

2/15/12: Disruptive Women Regina Holliday and Halle Tecco named among the Top 5 Women in Health IT You Should Know.

2/15/12: Disruptive Woman Halle Tecco named Disruptor of the Day by the Daily Disruption blog.

1/12/12: Disruptive Women Missy Krasner Joins Morgenthaler Ventures (reported by the WSJ).

2011 Mentions of Disruptive Women in the Media

12/28/11: Disruptive Woman Halle Tecco Among CNN’s “12 Entrepreneurs Revinventing Health Care”

Disruptive Woman Halle Tecco was named one of CNN’s “12 Entrepreneurs Reinventing Health Care” for her role co-founding Rock Health, a seed funding accelerator for healthcare startups. You can read more about Tecco, and the other 11 honorees, here.

12/16/11: Health in Place featured in mHIMSS Industry News

11/29/11: Disruptive Woman Connie Tomaino, DA, MT-BC, LCAT cited in USA Today article on music therapy

Read the article here and the Disruptive Women blog post on the subject here.

To learn more about Tomaino and her work, see this post on the Disruptive Women 2010 Holiday Event — Music and Art Therapy: A Demonstration of Healing, at which Tomaino was a featured speaker and panelist.

10/26/11: Disruptive Women in Health Care Blog Announces Addition of Global Urban Women’s Health Fellows to Blogger Corps

The Disruptive Women in Health Care Blog announces the addition of five Global Urban Women’s Health Fellows as blog writers/contributors.

WASHINGTON, D.C (PRWEB) — The Disruptive Women in Health Care Blog is thrilled to announce the addition of five new bloggers, all of whom are Global Urban Women’s Health Fellows.

These extraordinary women come to us through the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where they began their collaboration on the social network site, the Urban Women’s Health Collaborative, that they have populated since April 2010, and will continue doing so.

“All of us here at the Disruptive Women in Health Care Blog are delighted to be collaborating with the prestigious and internationally acclaimed University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing,” said Disruptive Women Blog founder Robin Strongin.

Read the full text of the release here.

8/26/11: Alliance for Health Reform Highlights Local News Stories on 12 Health Policy Topics

From their write-up: The Alliance for Health Reform has added links to many local news stories related to the 12 topics in “Covering Health Issues,” our sourcebook for reporters and others interested in health reform, Medicaid, Medicare and other health policy issues.
We hope these stories will suggest coverage ideas for reporters. For congressional staff and policy analysts at the federal and state levels, the stories will help you track what’s happening as health policy decisions play out beyond Washington.
Click here to see the table of contents for “Covering Health Issues.” Then click on any chapter to see news stories displayed in the right column beside the text.

8/09/11: Two New Publications For Disruptive Woman Stephanie Mensh

From Stephanie: I’m pleased to report two recent publications relating to person-centered care, rehabilitation and recovery from stroke. I co-authored the case-study, article, “How to Succeed in Patient-Centered Aphasia Therapy and Measure Results,” published in the May-June 2011 issue of the journal Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, published by Thomas Land Publishers Inc., pp. 285-291: http://tinyurl.com/OurArticle-Topics-Stroke-Rehab . Also, the book I co-authored with my stroke-survivor husband, Paul Berger, How to Conquer the World With One Hand…And an Attitude, was just published as an e-book by Amazon Kindle.

2/17/11: Innovation eBook mentioned in the Small Business section of the WSJ.com

2/16/11: Disruptive Women creator Robin Strongin featured in Communique Magazine

2/14/11: Disruptive Women Valentine’s Day post on CBS’s Twitter

11/03/10: Coverage of latest Disruptive Women in Health Care event in The Hill’s Healthwatch blog

 2010 Mentions of Disruptive Women in the Media

08/25/10: Another Brillant Hire at HRSA

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) just announced that Julie Sochalski, PhD, RN, FAAN, will head up its Division of Nursing in the Bureau of Health Professions. This important appointment comes as the federal government begins to figure out how to ensure that we have the workforce and programs needed to provide safe, affordable, equitable health care to the newly insured who will be covered under the Affordable Care Act.

In her new role, Dr. Sochalski will also serve as the principal advisor to Dr. Janet Heinrich, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Associate Administrator of the Bureau of Health Professions, and Dr. Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, Administrator of HRSA. Together, they will aim to improve the quality of health care and nursing services in the U.S.

Dr. Sochalski comes to this position from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she is an Associate Professor of Nursing, Faculty Associate in the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. In 2009, she served as the AARP-American Academy of Nursing senior policy fellow and worked on workforce and care delivery issues related to the Affordable Care Act.

The appointments of Mary Wakefield, Janet Heinrich and Julie Sochalski to these key positions in Health and Human Services send a message that the administration expects new ideas for solving our nation’s health care problems. I can’t wait to see what new ideas and approaches this team of women—of nurses—comes up with. Stay tuned.

Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

06/15/2010: Disruptive Woman Agnes Binagwaho quoted in The New York Times

Dr. Binagwaho, permanent secretary of Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, discussed Rwanda’s health outcomes and national health insurance program in “A Poor Nation, With a Health Plan.”

Read the article.

06/08/2010: Advocates say consumer access equals better healthcare outcomes — The Hill’s Hillicon Valley blog

Gautham Nagesh covered key points made by the panel of experts at this morning’s Disruptive Women in Health Care® Breakfast Series event, User-Generated Healthcare.

Read the blog post.

05/24/2010: Disruptive Women Bloggers Tackle Childhood Obesity at Breakfast

Disruptive Women in Health Care® bloggers, and guests, will share their efforts and solutions to the obesity challenges facing individuals, families, and communities, in this month’s Breakfast Series event, Childhood Obesity: A Big Fat National Challenge.

Read more

05/05/2010: Health 2.0 Goes to Washington

The Health 2.0 Conference, the leading showcase of cutting-edge technologies in health care, is introducing the Health 2.0 Community to DC in a one day event on June 7, 2010.

Read the press release.

05/03/2010: New Women-to-Women Talk Radio Show Features Amy Cohen, NY Times Best Selling Author of The Late Bloomer’s Revolution

A new talk radio show by women for women, Real Women on Health!, will feature Amy Cohen, a masterfully fun story teller and author of The New York Times Best-Seller, The Late Bloomer’s Revolution, this Wednesday evening, May 5, 2010.

Read the press release.

04/21/2010: Disruptive Women Founder Robin Strongin to Serve as D.C. Correspondent for Women’s Health Radio Show

Beginning today Robin Strongin, founder of the Disruptive Women in Health Care® blog and president of Amplify Public Affairs, will be providing the weekly “inside the beltway” health policy update for the Real Women on Health! talk radio show.

“To be truly empowered women need to stay abreast of the decisions taking place in D.C. that will impact their health and wellbeing, which is why I am so pleased to be able to share the latest health care developments from inside the beltway with listeners,” said Strongin.

Originally created as an online talk radio show, Real Women on Health! will now begin broadcasting Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ET on News/Talk 1400 WSTC 1350 WNLK through Cox Media Group. You can call in and ask questions by dialing 203.845.3044.

Read more in our press release and the show announcement.

03/19/2010: Disruptive Woman Sharon Terry announced as Ashoka Fellow

Sharon Terry, president and chief executive officer of Genetic Alliance, was just announced as an Ashoka Fellow, a distinguished lifelong position attained only after a rigorous selection process. Ashoka is the largest association of leading social entrepreneurs in the world that strives to enable the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.

Terry was selected as an Ashoka Fellow for her efforts in leading an organization that helps improve health outcomes for patients who have genetic diseases by aligning incentives and structures so that they facilitate, rather than obstruct, the continuum of research, drug development, treatment, advocacy, and support.

Read the entire press release.

03/04/2010: Disruptive Woman Robin Strongin publishes post in MD&DI

The post, entitled “Health Reform in 140 Characters“, discusses the recent explosion of Internet-powered healthcare reforms.

“Technology enabled the health industry initially to move from a preInternet, industrial economy to an information economy (in which information was pushed out). Today, the economy could be described as one that emphasizes relationships, characterized by innovative tools that enable companies to build social connections, share information, and collaborate online. Social media affords both opportunities and challenges for medical device companies as these online tools find their way into marketing, communications, research, advocacy, and legal functions within the life sciences,” writes Strongin.

Read the entire article.

02/02/2010: Disruptive Woman Rosemary Gibson publishes article in Healthcare Finance News

Gibson discusses the problem of overuse of treatments in Stop running red lights and pay for healthcare reform!: “Health care tests and treatments today are like the colors of a traffic light. Life-saving treatments flash green. Where uncertainty exists, the light flashes yellow. With overuse, the light flashes red and tells us to stop. We don’t stop at red lights in health care. In fact, we run right through them.”

01/20/2010: Disruptive Women Blogger to Publish Book on Overuse of Medical Care

The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse of Medical Care Is Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do to Prevent It, written by Disruptive Woman Rosemary Gibson, will be published March 2010. By recounting many unfortunate experiences of real people within the context of medical research reporting that documents the burgeoning problem of unnecessary care, along with pertinent advice from doctors and related authorities, The Treatment Trap puts a human face on the “excess factor” in our health-care system.

Read the full press release.

01/11/2010: Disruptive Women in Health Care Founder Robin Strongin featured in Be Inkandescent

Be Inkandescent, the ezine for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, featured Robin Strongin’s “What the iPhone can teach us about improving health care” post from the Disruptive Women in Health Care blog in its inaugural issue.

Read the ezine.

2009 Mentions of Disruptive Women in the Media

12/02/2009: Kaiser Permanente Public Relations Leader Wins PR People Award

Disruptive Woman Holly Potter received the “PR Team Leader” award at PR News’ PR People luncheon.

Read the full press release.

11/30/2009: “Five Fierce Female Healthcare Bloggers to Watch” – Fierce Healthcare

Disruptive Women named one of Five Fierce Female Healthcare Bloggers to Watch.

Read the full press release.

11/18/2009: Empowering Women Will Improve Health Care in the Developing World

Washington, D.C. –

How do we improve health care in the developing world? We start by improving the economic opportunities for women, says advisor to the chief economist of the World Bank, Dr. Maureen Lewis.

Lewis will speak at a special networking event on Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m. in Washington, DC, hosted by Robin Strongin, creator of the popular health care blog Disruptive Women in Health Care (www.disruptivewomen.net).


11/05/2009: “Turkey Day Blog Buffet” – KHN Blog Watch

Following the ongoing debate in the blogosphere about the new mammography guidelines, Kaiser Health News’s Blog Watch highlighted Phyllis Greenberger’s post Stop Targeting Women.

11/05/2009: “Texting for Better Health” – The New York Times

Disruptive Women’s Robin Strongin comments on “Texting for Better Health”, a recent post on NYTimes.com’s Well Blog.

10/28/2009: “Do Women Need Such Big Flu Shots?” – The New York Times

Disruptive Woman Phyllis Greenberger co-authors “Do Women Need Such Big Flu Shots?”, a New York Times op-ed.

4/15/2009: Disruptive Women in Health Care, Health eGaming, Healthy Patients Briefing on WashingtonPost.com

Coverage of Disruptive Women and the Health eGaming, Healthy Patients event in Capitol Hill Gets A Taste of Health Games, by Mike Musgrove on the Washington Post‘s Post I.T. blog.

4/15/2009: Video Coverage of Disruptive Women event, where “technology and healthcare merged in a forum highlighting healthy egaming” – from The Hill

Disruptive Women in Health Care and media partner The Hill held the first of many health briefings on April 15, 2009 – Health eGaming, Healthy Patients: Supporting Stimulus Goals Through Health eGaming. Below is The Hill’s video coverage of the event:

3/30/2009: Disruptive Women in Health Care in Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report Blog Watch

Kaiser’s Blog Watch linked to 10 Things You Need to Know About the Health Care Stimulus, a list which outlined several ways that Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 would impact the country.

3/12/2009: Disruptive Women in Health Care Blog Adds Six New Disruptive Women to its Roster

Washington, D.C. – Disruptive Women in Health Care (www.disruptivewomen.net) is pleased to announce the addition of six new contributing authors to its already impressive list of disruptive women. The new bloggers include:

  • Tamar Abrams, Strategic Communications Consultant and Blogger;
  • Barbara Glickstein, R.N., Producer & Host, Healthstyles
  • Jennifer McCabe Gorman; Chief Patient Advocate, Organized Wisdom
  • Christine Gray, Ph.D., Anthropologist and Healthcare Activist
  • Phyllis Greenberger, M.S.W., President & CEO, Society for Women’s Health Research; and
  • Holly Potter, Vice President, Public Relations, National Media and Stakeholder Management, Kaiser Permanente.


1/9/2009: Disruptive Women in Health Care in Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report Blog Watch

Kaiser’s Blog Watch linked to What Does The Surgeon General Do?, an interview with Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as Surgeon General from 2002-2006, which first appeared on the Get Better Health Blog.

1/6/2009: Disruptive Women in Health Care in Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report Blog Watch

Kaiser’s Blog Watch linked to Dr. Val Jones’s Disruptive Women in Health Care guest post on Ten Good Things About the U.S. Healthcare System.

1/5/2009: Disruptive Women in Health Care in the Health Policy 100

Disruptive Women in Health Care has been named one of the the 100 best health care policy blogs by the Health Tech’s Blog.

2008 Mentions of Disruptive Women in the Media

11/18/2008: Amplify Public Affairs prepares for main launch of healthcare blog

PR Week announces “Amplify Public Affairs is preparing for the main launch of its blog Disruptive Women in Health Care on November 19″.

9/30/2008: Disruptive Women in Health Care in Medical Bisnow Washington

Medical Bisnow Washington reports “over 25 women will be blogging about bold healthcare changes at Disruptive Women in Healthcare, and the list includes some local talent”.

9/30/2008: Disruptive Women in Health Care in Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report Blog Watch

Blog Watch highlights posts “presenting new perspectives on policy issues and drawing attention to under-reported topics,” today including Robin Strongin’s priorities for the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.

9/25/2008: New Effort Brings Together Leading Women in Health Care

Washington, D.C. – A newly launched blog is bringing together diverse women with one common mission – to disrupt the health care status quo. Disruptive Women in Health Care™ is the first effort of its kind to create a platform where women from diverse backgrounds, careers and expertise can assemble to share provocative ideas, thoughts and solutions to the health challenges this country faces. More

Launch Announcement Ad from The Hill (PDF)

9/8/2008 – Ruth Lubic: The Midwife On A Mission

CBS Evening News: Can A Simple, Caring Approach Reverse The High U.S. Infant Mortality Rate?

Our Bodies, Our Blog: Ruth Lubic, Birth Center Founder, Profiled on CBS

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