Category Archives: Updates

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 Flickr.com 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

Innovation often happens in out of the way places



View Innovation Happens in Out of the Way Places, Washington DC USA 49759 on Flickr.com …. 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

Thanks for publishing my photo and a bright spot in transgender person health, Colorado Independent



Today, Winners is employed as an engineer and has health insurance through Kaiser Permanente (Colorado). The insurer gives transgender clients a list of preferred providers trained in transgender-specific care.“The biggest change is actually having a primary care physician that’s not only educated about transgender health care but passionate about advocating for transgender people,” Winners said.Winners’s » » » » on to the full article

Crowdsource Request: Keynote for Labor-Management Parntership all-hands – “Social innovation”



As I continue to do from time to time, before I give a presentation to an audience, I like to ask the crowd for advice. Why? More information is better / listening is the new talking… I have been honored to be invited to speak at the annual Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership All Hands » » » » on to the full article

Allies Need Allies: 2014 SMYAL Fall Brunch



Permanente physician Sangeeta Iyer, MD, and NBC’s Wendy Reiger (@nbcwendy) (View on Flickr.com) SMYAL (@SMYALDC) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through » » » » on to the full article

Quoted in USNews – Futureology 2004 – 2014 in health care – it is the decade of the patient



“2004 is the year of the online lab result” – True! View on Flickr.com I was contacted by Lindsey Cook (@Lindzcook) from USNews (@USnews) to follow up on a report by the one and only Susannah Fox (@SusannahFox) published in 2005, called “The Future of the Internet” and she published this pretty great article reflecting » » » » on to the full article