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A Vault That Only You Can Open

We wholeheartedly believe in protecting patients’ information and giving them control over their own data. Hundreds of hospitals around the country trust us because of how seriously we treat patient data security. We’re hardcore about data stewardship, encryption, and security. Call me a nerd for that, but it’s written into everything we do...


The story behind the CrossChux

The best feeling in the world is when those amazing people form small teams that can execute super effectively without much guidance. When they do it right, they do it much better than I could do on my own. The people who rise to become the elite members of these teams of badass executers typically share some similar characteristics...


BOOM. Table Stakes.

Regardless of what the transformation looks like, I think we can all agree it’s part of the quasi-hegemonic cycle of big industry titans. Some titans can adapt and stay on top, some are too mired in groupthink and status quo and get toppled by tenacious underdogs. I have a strategy I love to use for industry transformation (in full disclosure the jury is still out on whether or not I’m right). Some would call it disruption....


The Fog of Experts

He says to ignore experts, and that their hit rate on being right is less than dart-throwing monkeys. I’ve always lived my life in a way that challenges these so-called experts. I was raised that way I guess. My dad actually instilled in me at a very early age to question anyone who supposedly knew more than me about any subject. It helped propel my entrepreneurial spirit. My teachers hated it...


Small Business ≠ Startup

Cities that aren’t the Bay area are constantly figuring out how to define themselves in a way that likens itself to the Bay area. I find that while most undercurrents in cities around the US have a posture towards gaining an identity similar to the startup Mecca of Silicon Valley, most aren’t truly willing to do what it takes to be like Silicon Valley and I’m not sure they actually want to be like Silicon Valley. Being like SV means focusing on big, big wins....


Company Culture

One question is ‘How is (insert name of your start-up here)?” The typical answer is “Gooood” or if you’re feeling particularly spicy, it’s “Great.” Typically, there’s never any interesting discourse that follows that question. Most of the time the person asking doesn’t really want to know the dirty detail of the health of your startup, so the general reaction is to pull out an expected response and keep the conversation from getting too awkward. It bugs me so much to answer this question with meaningless positive platitudes...


Making the Health Browser a Basic Right

 Physicians, nurses, and coders have been pecking away for years on their mandated EHR, filling it full of useful data. They’ve created one of the largest stockpiles of super important content on the planet...


Making the Health Browser a Basic Right

Think about smartphones as just one piece of the evolution of the internet. The iPhone launched eight years ago and is now a part of the everyday lives of millions of people around the world, connecting them to information like never before...