Last year, I was given an award by a well-known charity. The clear glass award was engraved with my name, and presented by a former Congressman in a ballroom just outside DC, in front of an audience full of doctors, lawyers, and philanthropists. The evening’s entertainer, a sweet young country singer straight from Nashville, shouted […]
Dr. Larry Chu and the Stanford Medicine X crew just dropped a major bomb on the already still-hyped up ePatient community. Applications for the 2015 ePatient Scholar program opened yesterday night.
I am nowhere near completing the process of recapping the 2014 event, nowhere near recovering from the jet-lag, euphoria, and ideas for action whirring […]
I’ve had a complicated relationship with MedX. Earlier, I thought it was just this year, the stress of having to get so much done, learning so much on the fly, feeling (perhaps unfairly on my part) not as much support as I needed. I was first in a difficult living situation and then dealing with […]
The #DOC is one group I would not advise messing with. According to the CDC, in 2011 diabetes affected 8.3% of the US population. The diabetes online community is massive. It seems as though half my ePatient Twitter friends are PWD (people with diabetes). They have their own lingo, hashtags, […]
I just finished listening to “The self-tracking patient” panel – part 3 of the Friday programming at Stanford’s Medicine X conference. The description from MedX’s website reads as follows:
Self-tracking involves the collection of any data that can be measured about one’s self over time. Focusing on the incorporation of technology into data […]
Prior to the conference, I didn’t know many people going to Medicine X. Because I was staying with friends to save money, I’d miss out on some hotel-based bonding. Networking makes me break out in hives. What the heck was I doing flying across the country to hang out with total strangers?
I wasn’t expecting […]