Author Archives: Ted Eytan

How Can Large Companies Innovate? | Andreessen Horowitz

How Can Large Companies Innovate? | Andreessen Horowitz. As the title says, this is via @a16z, the theory is that The best innovations are good ideas that look like bad ideas Large companies are good at eliminating bad ideas This has some congruence with me, as I notice that I subconsciously hang out in spaces » » » » on to the full article

A moment of realness in Washington, DC, on the passing of Marion Barry

View “Ride life until the wheels fall off” Special amazing DC moment, honoring MarionBarryJr in Anacostia on I came back to Anacostia sooner than I thought. Washington, DC is an incredible place because people here believe everything is possible, because it is, and at the same times, the problems to be solved are not » » » » on to the full article

Photo Friday: 2014 International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington, DC USA

View International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington, DC USA 49825 on The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: A perfect score for Kaiser Permanente on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index again for 2015

One-third of the Fortune 500 and over half of the CEI universe of businesses offer transgender-inclusive health care coverage, up from 0 in 2002 and nearly ten times as many businesses as five years ago; Kaiser Permanente is one of them, of course, and every doctor should be part of a health system that is » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Just 6 more seconds of listening needed to elicit the patient’s agenda

“…asking “Anything else?” repeatedly until a complete agenda has been identified appears to take 6 seconds longer than interviews in which the patient’s agenda is interrupted” Reference: Marvel MK, Epstein RM, Flowers K, Beckman HB. Soliciting the Patient’s Agenda: Have We Improved? Jama. 1999;281(3):283–287 Actually I read this a while ago; I realize I’ve never » » » » on to the full article

Innovation often happens in out of the way places

View Innovation Happens in Out of the Way Places, Washington DC USA 49759 on …. when using human centered design. Arli Christian (see staff bios here), from the National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality), is joining the sponsor group for Project Lantern, which will explore the transgender person life and health experience using a » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: State of Transgender Person Health, the dawn of primary care in Colorado

Transparent: The State of Transgender Health in Colorado, One Colorado Education Fund This is a new report published by One Colorado (@One_Colorado) that’s a non-randomized survey of 417 transgender and gender nonconforming Colorado residents. Even though it’s not randomized, that’s a pretty large sample size for this population. A few findings that caught my eye: » » » » on to the full article