MakerDocsDC July: The Circuitous Route and Creating Weather Systems

MakerDocsDC July: The Circuitous Route and Creating Weather Systems

This time, we spoke about the circuitous route that a MakerDoc takes in so many things, what disciplined innovation can look like at organization that practice it, and the concept of innovators as weather systems.

Just as the Airbus 380 creates a hurricane behind it forcing air traffic to readjust, so can the MakerDoc, hopefully with good effect. Continue reading→

Speaker Academy #28: “It’s my job to be more interesting than your email” (@TedEytan) | e-Patient Dave

I think I gave @ePatientDave that quote a lot longer than 3 years ago, and I still believe it to this day. In fact, I enjoy it if people begin doing other things because then it’s experimentation time! When the first mobile device comes out I get official license to depart from any constraints made upon me in the interest of audience satisfaction and enjoyment. Continue reading→

Just Read: Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Just Read: Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Co-authored by one of my favorite physician colleagues, Brigid McCaw, MD (@BrigidMcCaw) whose work is an example of what happens when physicians lead. Clinicians use tools embedded in the electronic health record to facilitate screening, intervention, documentation, and referrals. Electronic health record questionnaires and progress note tem- plates include prompts for further inquiry (eg, “Are … Continue reading Just Read: Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Learning about growing in a way that works for everybody, 2016 Policy Forum, Smart Growth America Local Leaders Council

Learning about growing in a way that works for everybody, 2016 Policy Forum, Smart Growth America Local Leaders Council

As believers in the study of total health, and physical activity integration into everything, we do a lot of walks through the NoMa neighborhood with visitors from around the world, accompanied with data furnished by the wall that teaches (thanks @communitycommon). As we learn about the changing face of Washington, DC, especially this part of it, the question invariably arises – are people displaced?
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Photo Friday: Sunset over the Silicon Wadi, Herzliya Beach, Israel

Photo Friday: Sunset over the Silicon Wadi, Herzliya Beach, Israel

Several people have asked me if I photoshopped this. I took it at sunset at the beach at Herzliya, Israel (@CityofHerzliya), which is a central part of the “Silicon Wadi” (Hebrew for “Silicon Valley”), where some/most of the largest tech companies in the world operate. If you’re using a computer to read this, the microprocessor inside it was likely designed in Israel. Continue reading→

Comment on publishing my photo, Christianity Today, in “Evangelicals and Transgender Morality”

Comment on publishing my photo, Christianity Today, in "Evangelicals and Transgender Morality"

Thanks for publishing my photo Christianity Today (@CTMagazine). Since the post doesn’t allow for commenting, I’ll post my comment to the article (Where Evangelicals Stand on Transgender Morality | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com) here, which is:
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Just Read: Can Physicians Manage the Quality and Costs of Health Care? The Story of the Permanente Medical Group

Just Read: Can Physicians Manage the Quality and Costs of Health Care? The Story of the Permanente Medical Group

To know where you’re going, it’s important to know where you came from….

This book, published in 1991, gives a physician’s eye view of one of the most significant health movements in the United States – prepaid, integrated health care with a social mission.

Before reading the book, I already knew that part. I didn’t appreciate its scope in American consciousness, though:
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