After last week’s FHIR DevDays conference, I blogged on Wednesday that Morgan Gleason had won the judges’ award in the Patient Innovator Track. There was another winner – for the first time we did a People’s Choice award, and it was won by Olivier Karasira, a man in Rwanda working on a remarkable project: “Turning Paper into FHIR in Africa.”[Read more…]
Last week at the virtual DevDays conference (for the FHIR software standard that I’ve blogged about so much) we held the second Patient Innovator Track. Watch the winning pitch, 10 minutes long, from Morgan Gleason, fresh out of college. She describes her complex situation and how she’s learned to deal with it manually, and tells the FHIR developer community what she needs – what she wants them to help create, so she can walk into each doctor visit fully prepared without going through all the work she has to do now:[Read more…]
Two months ago I blogged about virus data, and noted that a “natural experiment” was happening in Scandinavia, where Sweden was trying a strategy of herd immunity. It appears to be a complete failure.
The idea was that herd immunity would cause the number of new COVID-19 cases to decline, without the shutdown policies and economic impact adopted by its Scandinavian neighbors. But the rate of new cases in Sweden hasn’t declined, while its neighbors’ all have:[Read more…]
I’ve been blogging about personal responsibility, particularly understanding the risks of emerging into an uncertain world and taking effective action to protect ourselves.[Read more…]
Last week I wrote about emerging from quarantine (if you want to – it’s optional) into a world where we can’t know with certainty what’s safe and where danger is. My primary focus was “It’s going to be dangerous out there because a lot of people are rejecting common sense science.” But this weekend we learned of an additional risk: workers who can’t afford to stay home sick.[Read more…]
It’s happening: we’re coming out of our caves, and life is not like it was when we went in, back in March. There are new dangers and much uncertainty, even as science is bringing rapid new knowledge (amid overblown headlines). And there are liars fouling the air. What to do?
I posted this on Facebook the other day:[Read more…]