Here’s how I’ve been talking about health data interoperability recently, with an appeal to people’s patriotism (and their appetites): At the start of the video, I thank Mona Siddiqui, MD, for her service as the Chief Data Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To learn more about her portfolio, check out […]
A question I hear quite often, sometimes whispered, is: Why should anyone care about health data interoperability? It sounds pretty technical and boring. If I’m talking with a “civilian” (in my world, someone not obsessed with health care and technology) I point out that interoperable health data can help people care for themselves and their families […]
Continuing my practice of “flipping” an event — posting what I hope to get across in advance in order to jump start the conversation — here is a preview for a panel set to take place on Oct. 23. My co-panelists (Iya Khalil, Deborah Kilpatrick, and Don Rucker) and I will talk about data as an engine […]
On February 21, Larry Chu, MD, announced that Stanford Medicine X would take a hiatus. He shared the following story: Eight years ago, I posted a tweet announcing my intention to launch my first conference at Stanford. I received a variety of responses, but the one that remains the most poignant is the one I received from […]
Google is upgrading health search…again. In 2010, I was inspired by Animal Farm to write that Google saw some health sites as more equal than others. This time I turned to Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton.