A friend asked me to share some of my tips about how to organize a useful, comfortable, inclusive health care conference. Meeting planning is not what I do for a living, but since I attend about a dozen events each year, I’ve captured quite a few observations about how to create a great experience for […]
Here are the open tabs on my browser right now: Networks and Pickup Basketball, by Eugene Eric Kim. I’m always looking for images and metaphors to help people understand complex ideas — this is a powerful (and fun) one. Kim explores the infrastructure and protocols of decentralized, open systems that allow for creativity while discouraging […]
My dad was a survivor — of a heart attack in his 50s, kidney cancer in his 60s, and an initial diagnosis of melanoma in his 70s. Melanoma recurrence and complications of treatment are what finally got him. A lifelong runner, Dad kept meticulous notes about his mileage and heart rate on paper. He bought […]
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 […]
Sunflowers have always been my favorite flower and now I know why: They turn to each other for help. Image: My backyard sunflower patch at its midsummer height (I gave up on growing vegetables this year and reaped a crop of beauty instead).