Translating 'fortress medicine' into plain english. A digital town square for ideas & new perspectives. Open-source Thoughtware. Accessible. Important. Exciting. Trying hard to remember the future.

Jordan L. Shlain MD

Purveyor of subtleties in the science of medicine. Inspired by phenomena. Ideas are fuel.

Naveen Rao

Writer, Creator, Thinker. Pursuing a vision of better healthcare.

John Battelle

A Founder of NewCo, Federated Media, sovrn Holdings, Web 2 Summit, Wired, Industry Standard; writer on Media, Technology, Culture, Business

Kim Bellard

Editor at Tincture. Always curious, always ready to challenge the status quo, in health care & elsewhere, especially via innovation & technology.

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HL7 makes it official: #FHIR exists to serve patient needs.

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U.S. Healthcare Is a Cadillac…Unfortunately

The good news: the U.S. healthcare is a Cadillac. The bad news: it’s not an Escalade or even an XTS, it’s a Cimarron, which is on most…

Hippocratic Oath 2.0

The Hippocratic Oath is one of the cornerstones of the practice of medicine — and has been for over 2,500 years. Healthcare in the 21st…

The breakthroughs and failures of medicine

There is a pervasive tendency to turn to medicine looking for magic. Patients and health care professionals alike generally expect…

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Previously, covering the #FHIRDevDays gathering at Microsoft headquarters near Seattle, I said “Tuesday I heard two blow-the-roof-off…

The Key to Patient Satisfaction With Payers? The RIGHT Telemedicine Solution

Health insurance companies don’t have it easy. Amazon, Lyft, Netflix and the like have trained consumers to expect to control all aspects…

Yes, it DOES look like FHIR will enable Gimme My Data

Last week I blogged a seven-part series ending with “Does FHIR provide what Google Health tried to?” Today I’m in Seattle at the…

You’ve Been Planning All Wrong

Like many of you, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future, especially the future of healthcare. There are so many things to…

We need a digital health Cajun Navy

The Cajun Navy — people who rally their personal boats to rescue hurricane survivors — is an example of how ordinary citizens are the true…


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