A Big Announcement…

About a year ago, I floated the idea of writing a book across my social media communities.  You responded in ways I could never have imagined, nearly universally encouraging me and spurring me on. There were of course also a handful of trolls.  Like this one: Ignoring the trolls and buoyed by your support, I […]

What Books Changed Your Life?

This summer I’ve been fortunate to read some great books. Among others, I read Jon Meacham’s The Soul of America on the beach, flown cross-country while audio-booking Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and indulged a (wishful-thinking) Teddy Roosevelt kick by powering through both River of Doubt by Candice Millard and The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns […]

Weaponized Fear and Our Health

On a warm June day in 1950, 53-year-old Senator Margaret Chase Smith stepped to the rostrum in the chamber of the United States Senate. With a steady, measured tone, she delivered her “Declaration of Conscience” warning America and her Senate colleagues of the dangers of riding “to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny—fear, ignorance, […]

Ten Years in Medicine

On May 9, 2018, just after 8PM, I marked the end of my first decade as a doctor. Without question, the past ten years have challenged both my technical and diagnostic skills… for what either are worth.  I’ve had to irreparably bend a pair of iris forceps to cannulate an impossibly small infant’s impossibly small […]

Technology and Humanity in Medicine

A few more thoughts on the intersection of #technology and #humanity in #medicine – we need to amp the volume on this conversation to turn the corner and reach the transformative potential of #analytics and #AI in #healthcare!

Modern Healthcare Commentary

Excited to share my thoughts this week with Modern Healthcare on the intersection of analytics, technology, and humanity in healthcare: When we strip away everything in healthcare that humans do not absolutely have to do, all that remains is the raw humanity ingrained in person-to-person interactions. Better technology CAN thus both enable and expand our […]

March Metric Madness

While others spend the month taking in NCAA’s March Madness, as a self-proclaimed Quality Nerd I was truly fortunate to spend a day in DC focused instead on Metric Madness.  I was invited to Washington by Peggy O’Kane and her core team from NCQA, the group known for (among other things) driving value in healthcare […]