Doctors vs Data

I just wrote a post for the Strata Big Data blog about Doctors vs Data. You can always read all of my posts there by visiting my strata author page. -FT

Novice EHR Development is now unethical

The original Hipoocratic Oath states: I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work. One modern version reads: I will not be ashamed to say … Continued

Expert Healthcare Hackers

(This is a preview of a talk that I am going to give next week at Healthcare::Refactored, with Karen Herzog) There are two definitions of the word “Hacker”. One is an original and authentic term that the geekdom uses with respect. This … Continued

How to change the world over the weekend

I love hackathons. I love winning them. I love competing in them. I love winning them.  I love judging them. I also love not losing them. This weekend, I am acting as a mentor to the first Health 2.0 hackathon … Continued

QR code stencil upmanship

As far as I know, I was the first person to publish a generalizable method for creating a QR code stencil or to even clearly document why such a method was difficult. However, since that time, I have realized that … Continued

Programmable Self Reading List

Hi, I am preparing for my talk at Quantified Self about my work on Programmable Self. I was asked to make a “reading list” for the people who were interested in this subject so I wanted to create that here. … Continued

Hacking data: showing patterns in kids health

Here is my submission for the Local Children’s Data Health 2.0 developer challenge. The challenge was to make data available through kidsdata.org come alive. Generally, the red circles correspond to the percentage of child allergy suffers who had -seen- a … Continued

QR code stencils, the problem

I love QR codes. I think the notion of simple graphical URLs is beautiful and elegant. If my wife were a graphical data object, I think she would be a 2D QR code. Think of it, you can put links … Continued

Facebook Places powers the first social election game

Today, Farrin Anne ‘Crane’ Gustafson, the manager of the social media strategy for the Clayton Trotter (my father) congressional campaign became the first person in history to use Facebook Places to check-in to a new kind of application: a social election … Continued

How to add a new place to Facebook places

Soon, I will be making an announcement about some work that I have been doing with the Facebook places API. For now, I want to give a little tutorial on how to create a new place, in Facebook places, using … Continued