It’s been a busy winter. Amid all the Facebook scandals and new government regulation work that’s going on, I thought I’d send an update on travels. Here are some visuals from a recent 17 day, six country, seven speech trip. (Fun facts: nine different hotels, and doing laundry in a Vienna laundromat that only takes instructions from a smartphone app.)
The background image is the HIMSS19 (health IT systems conference) logo repeated over and over and over and over, because that brutal exhausting conference is like that :-), and is the background of everything else.
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Last July I participated in a workshop on life after cancer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington. They’ve just published the final report, Long-term Survivorship Care after Cancer Treatment: Proceedings of a Workshop. It’s a free 160 page PDF.
If you’re, frankly, a visionary who sees that the power structure in medicine is flipping, I urge you to come to La Jolla next month.
MedCity News, one of the best health IT publishers, is hosting its annual “ENGAGE” conference. The mighty Eric Topol is speaking the first morning, and I’m doing the closing keynote on day 2. (I call him mighty because that’s what I think about his vision. So sue me.:-)
Register with promotion code SpeakerReferral and get $500 off, so your cost is only $395. That’s a heck of a good price for this list of speakers – even better than the $300 early-bird discount shown above.
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If you’re a fan of healthcare improvement, or of the e-patient movement, or social movements in general, and if you know anything about tweetchats in general or the #HCLDR tweetchat in specific, mark your calendar for next Tuesday night, 8:30-9:30 ET. I’ll be that week’s guest, and it’s going to be wild and wooly and intentionally mind-bending.
In short, ten years ago the e-patient movement was getting born – well, it already existed, but it was beginning to get noticed, and with social movements getting noticed makes all the difference.
What’s this “emergence” thing?
Emergence is a scientific principle that I’ll say more about over the weekend. Click the photo above to go to the HCLDR blog post to learn more about it in this context. In short, ten years ago the e-patient movement was like individual birds, and emergence is when new behaviors emerge in flocks of something.
Things are changing. Please click and learn. We’ll have more to say afterward.