It occurred to me that I could pick any 24 hours’ worth of events to describe why I heart DC, so I’ll just use the last 24 hours, which started off with me meeting Josh Seidman, President of the Center for Information Therapy, for a walking meeting in Dupont Circle, which was joined spontaneously by Susannah Fox, from the Pew Research Center and e-patients.net. We walked Susannah to her workplace, passing both Hello Cupcake, where we talked about the arrival of the cupcake wars in Washington, walking past the offices of Bisnow.com, where I reminded myself to introduce Curtis Raye from Medical Bisnow to both Josh and Susannah in his profile of local health influencers. Later on, I received a tweet from Jen McCabe-Gorman who met Curtis at the Disruptive Women in Healthcare meeting, and the reciprocal tweet from Curtis (you could just see their twitterstreams coming together) that he met Jen. And so the epicenter of health care transformation becomes a little more epicentric.
This is happening in place with the most walkable areas per capita in the United States and with incredible diversity of cultures and thought. The only thing the District is currently missing for me are an Apple Store. And a Cheesecake Factory. (Both are three metro stops away in Virginia, though).