As winter sets in here in DC, I’m warming up with memories of September’s Stanford Medicine X conference. I loved putting together a keynote that highlighted how the maker movement intersects with the e-patient movement — and how private sector and government leaders can benefit. This intersection, and the lessons we are learning from it, are the latest examples […]
Check out this gem of a postcard from 1920, entitled: The sky is now her limit. The detail I wish was true: that we had achieved wage equality before women gained political appointments. What is true: The ratio of female notaries to males is 3 to 1 in some states. And yes, if you can’t read […]
Technology enables the mission of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). It widens access to information and tools and pushes power out to all parts of the network, from our colleagues in the federal workforce to our fellow citizens. At HHS, we seek to create a learning system that recognizes the potential of […]
I am thrilled to share the news that I am the new Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grateful for the opportunity to serve under the leadership of Secretary Burwell — truly an extraordinary person.
Last week I was part of the first community meeting for Data for Health, a program sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It was held in Philadelphia on October 30 (an absolutely beautiful fall day). You can catch up on the #data4health tweets thanks to Symplur — and there were some good ones: Some themes of #Data4Health: […]
“What if, in the midst of a crisis in which workflows, policies, procedures, and operations must be altered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could distribute an app to emergency departments as easily as a software developer submits an app to the Apple App Store?” – Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH, talking so much sense about […]