I’m honoring the contributions of my community colleagues over the years by pulling out some of their best comments and quotes. Ian Eslick, in response to Peer-to-peer Healthcare: Crazy. Crazy. Crazy. Obvious. (2011) There are many kinds of information that can be gleaned through the lens of science, and not all of them need to be the […]
Health care is in danger of missing the point. (A repost from 2014 that’s relevant today thanks to announcements at HIMSS.) In 1999, when I was the editor of USNews.com, the dot-com boom was in full swing. Money seemed to be gushing out of the Bay Area and some sharpies at U.S.News saw an opportunity […]
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: […]
In this talk at the Quantified Self Public Health symposium, I argue that we must respect the context of people’s lives while designing health interventions, tools, and research projects. Not everyone is ready to stand naked in front of the bright light of numbers on a screen. Let’s be gentle in our approach, especially to […]
In my opening remarks for Health Datapalooza‘s final day, I tried to strike notes of “welcome!” and “let’s get real.” The adolescent meme got picked up, but without much context, so I thought I’d share what I said: The Datapalooza is five years old, but we are way past the kindergarten stage, when people outside the movement […]
– John Wilbanks talking about unintended consequences of informed consent. Read a summary of his talk and a clarification.