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.

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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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Calling Out Health Disparities on Martin Luther King Day 2019

On this weekend as we appreciate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., I post a photo of him in my hometown of Detroit in 1963, giving a…

Data Ownership the Swiss Way: Our 5Q with Reto Schegg

Reto Schegg is the CEO of healthbank, a position he has held since 2013. Based in Switzerland, healthbank is a cooperative centered around…

On to the Next Big Thing

It’s amusing to watch old movies where plot points often involved someone’s inability to talk to the person they needed, in the pre-mobile…

An outlook on data privacy

2018 has been a year of major data breaches. Since 2005, there have been almost 8,200 recorded data security breaches with more than a…

How to Win at Clinical Trial Recruitment in 2019

There are so many theories on how to improve clinical trial recruitment. There are endless panels, discussions, conferences, webinars…

In God We Trust, All Others (Don’t) Pay Cash

I was intrigued by a recent Wall Street Journal article about how some retail establishments won’t accept cash as a form of payment…

Digging in to Your Social Media Feed

It was with interest I read a recent Viewpoint article in the Journal of American Medical Associations (JAMA) titled: Social Determinants…

Peer support for when the system fails

What do you do when you know something is wrong but you can’t find anyone to confirm your suspicions? Or when you finally identify the…

First, We Listen

As a blogger, I talk. Every week, I talk. I talk about what I experience, what I think, and what I think I know. As my web/social media…

Healthcare Needs a Punk Rock Vision

It’s December 1, 1976, and the Sex Pistols are being interviewed on live television.


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