It’s been twelve years(!) since my first healthcare keynote speech, September 2009, at Gunther Eysenbach’s “Medicine 2.0” conference in Toronto, which was the genesis of the battle cry “Gimme my damn data!” Reflecting on how that all started – it was just a series of blog posts expressing curiosity about how to improve healthcare – I decided to publish them at no charge as a compilation e-book, for convenient reference. The book’s page is here.[Read more…]
This weekend the Mayo Clinic will “sunset” its Center for Social Media, the only project of its type that I’m aware of: professionalizing the use of social media in the business of healthcare, with a real focus on how to be methodical and competent, not just hip and edgy.
One of their first projects was to publish a small book, Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care, of essays by various authors (I was one). In 2017 they re-published each of the articles on their blog. Now, with that site closing, each of us has the chance to publish our contribution so it can still live on the Web. Here’s mine.[Read more…]
Taking a break from virus news … OMG, yesterday long-time friend Silja Chouquet in Basel shared this TEDx Talk with me: Martin Inderbitzin. 19 minutes.
I’m declaring him my newfound Swiss cousin. Now I have to go find him. (I already went to the website he started … I’ll leave that to you, if you want.) … ah, @MarBitz on Twitter. And he started My Survival Story.
Anyone who’s worked with me in the past eight years has gotten to know Kristin Gallant, the terrific assistant who’s helped with all my administrative and customer service work since 2013. With a workload that’s ranged as high as seventeen speaking events in a month, she’s been rock solid, indispensable.
Our working relationship has also been a perfect example of flexible hours, virtual office, apps, and “cloud everything,” enabling each of us to stay on top of things regardless of which time zone I was in. A professional executive assistant and bookkeeper before we met, she adapted hours as her growing kids’ school hours changed, often screen-sharing as we juggled tasks, client communication, and administrative housekeeping. And as a “cancer kicker” herself, she’s understood exactly what this work is about.[Read more…]
Continuing the series started Friday – fourteen foundation truths to set the stage for the upcoming book Superpatients: Patients who extend science when medicine’s out of answers.
A frequent thread in superpatient (and e-patient) stories is when a doctor gives outdated advice about what information deserves our attention. Today’s principle builds on Principle 3, “It’s a myth that doctors can be counted on to know what’s dependable and nobody else can be.” Here’s #5:
Some doctors were trained wrong
about what information’s
The organizers of the FHIR #DevDays conference next month have announced the four finalists who will come to Amsterdam to present their ideas to a panel of judges. I’ll copy/paste here from the conference’s Patient Innovator Track page:
The following applicants have been invited to present their achievement on Wednesday, November 20: [Alphabetically by presenter’s name][Read more…]