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Bryan Vartabedian
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Lives in The Woodlands, TX
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http://33charts.com/2016/01/waiting-health.html

This is one of the most powerful things I have ever seen. 
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This little image has made a big splash in the health infosphere. All I can say the day we're threatened by a search engine is the day we're in trouble.  
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Where computers have the capacity to consider all possible moves fast, we require more creativity and confidence to buck conventional thinking.
In The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver provides interesting examples of why some predictions fail but some don't. Using examples from games like chess and poker, the investment world, baseball, weather forecasting, earthquake prediction, economics, and polling Silver says predictions go bad because of biases, vested interests, and overconfidence. The chess tale about humans/computers trying to outguess each other -- how Kasparov thought he coul...
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The Paris massacre offers a lens on communities. It's during these rare moments that we discover something about those who we’ve chosen to listen to.
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A few thoughts on Jeffrey Fliers Twitter comments
A quick review of Jeffrey Flier's commentary on Harvard and Twitter.
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From patients and psychologists to humanist scholars, Medicine X | ed is built on the idea that the solutions to some of medical education’s greatest challenges sit beyond the ivory covered walls of traditional education..... I hope to see everyone there.

http://33charts.com/2015/07/attend-medicine-x-ed.html
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A quickie 4 Pointers on magnets and kids. If you know anyone who has children, be on the lookout for toys with rare earth magnets brought in from outside the U.S. This is an emerging and potentially devastating problem that can be prevented. Please pass this one along
One of hottest trends in consumer gadgets has been the use of rare-earth magnets.
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In my worldview there are curators and dumpers...
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As technology advances patients and providers will negotiate how the tools of information and media are used during the encounter. Right now it’s passive and accidental. Expect it to be done with more intent.
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Fitbit as the Wang Laboratories of Digital Health.  

While Fitbit is perfectly positioned for 2011, it isn’t positioned for where digital health is headed. 

http://33charts.com/2015/07/fitbit-wang-digital-health.html
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When it comes to (free open access) medical education, enduring content that’s searchable and retrievable is where the money is. Live has its place, but I’m concerned that it could be more for visibility than value.

http://33charts.com/2015/06/periscope-medical.html
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Education
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Pediatric GI/nutrition fellowship, 1994 - 1997
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Pediatrics residency, 1991 - 1994
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medicine, 1987 - 1991
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Public physician
Introduction

I teach at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where I cultivate programs in digital literacy.  I like to think of myself as preparing the next generation of physician for a very different future.  I’m most passionate about how doctors engage and communicate in public spaces.  Since 2005 I've been an active witness to the social health revolution and its impact on doctors and patients.  

Most of my public thinking is centered at 33 charts.  It’s where I explore the weird edges of medicine/technology and narrate the experience of the post-analog physician.  33 charts is my test kitchen for thinking.  33 charts was recently selected to be archived for future generations in the National Library of Medicine.  

Communication is at my core.  Before the Internet I cut my teeth on pulp doing freelance work for magazines such as Parenting and American Baby.  I am the author of Colic Solved - The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to-Soothe Baby (Ballantine/Random House, 2007) and First Foods (St. Martin's Press, 2001). I've done a bunch of other cool stuff that I've forgotten at this point.

When I'm not writing or thinking, I read obsessively.

I have an Australian Labradoodle that speaks English.

I like to work really early in the morning.

Bragging rights
I once rode the elevator with Mark Zuckerberg
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Public physician, pediatric gastroenterologist
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Communicating big ideas in small spaces
Employment
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    pediatrician, 2004 - present
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The Woodlands, TX
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Westwood, MA
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