Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

As the sign says in the photograph. It is time to move into the future again, inclusively, even with different abilities . Today was the last day of operation of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health Version 1, as we prepare for demolition and rebuilding of the space. Follow our hashtag #CTHNext and the … Continue reading Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

See you at the Millennial Week DC Code-a-Thon

See you at the Millennial Week DC Code-a-Thon

I have been known to hang out with Millenials, actually I am almost one if you look at my score on the Millennial quiz . Even if this wasn’t in support of Millenial Week (@MillenialWeek), it’s in support of Washington, DC, which happens to be the best city in the United States to be a … Continue reading See you at the Millennial Week DC Code-a-Thon

“I will not stop until we have the right to see our own information” – Part 2 -2015

"I will not stop until we have the right to see our own information" - Part 2 -2015

This is the scene in which I encountered Regina yesterday.

It contrasts so sharply to the one I saw her in on July 13, 2010, the day Meaningful Use regulations were announced.

Then, Regina stood next to Kathleen Sibelius as she unveiled Meaningful Use to the world.

The difference in images between what I saw yesterday and 2010 is striking – from filling the scene to being just a small part of it.

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Just Read: Dr. Sara Hurley’s Dissertation on the It Gets Better Project, and my story within

Just Read: Dr. Sara Hurley's Dissertation on the It Gets Better Project, and my story within

Sara Hurley, PhD (@saralovesyou) is a newly minted doctor with a degree in education. Her dissertation is entitled “Public Pedagogy and the Experience of Video Creators in the It Gets Better Project” (Direct link to PDF), and I am honored to have my story included in it.

With Sara’s permission, I’m republishing it below. Continue reading→

My 3rd Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA

My 3rd Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA

As the subject line says. And as we predicted, the venues for Washington, DC’s Capital TransPride would get bigger and the rooms would get more full. We didn’t predict how big, though – 500% increase from last year.

The World: Learning to Love Better

New data from the Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) shows that of 2016 likely voters, 22 % of people know someone who is transgender, up from 17 % one year ago. This parallels the trajectory of acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, with a higher slope on the curve. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Keeping Historic Vermont Avenue Beautiful, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Keeping Historic Vermont Avenue Beautiful, Washington, DC USA

This weeks’s photograph is (of course) taken in Washington, DC of local residents keeping one of the most historic streets in the United States beautiful. The photos were published in local DC blog Prince of Petworth (@PopVille), which ignited the curiosity of someone in neighboring Bloomingdale. It turns out that creating a gardening party requires … Continue reading Photo Friday: Keeping Historic Vermont Avenue Beautiful, Washington, DC USA

Just Read: The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

Just Read: The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

I finally got to thumb through a paper copy of Bob Wachter, MD’s (@Bob_Wachter) book about a month ago, after meeting up with him last summer while he was on the journey to write it, and then I knew I had to read it. I could never have believed when I started the health information technology journey more than (cough) 15 years ago that there would be enough content for a whole book about it. And yet, there is more than enough of a story to be told, and I’ll say, to be told from the physician’s perspective. Why? Read on. Continue reading→