With a mashup of curated and original stuff that crosses the spaces of digital health, media, communication, technology, patient experience, digital culture, and the humanities, 33 Charts offers unique insight and analysis on the changing face of medicine.
A sandbox for new ideas
Ultimately 33 charts is a sandbox for my thinking. Writing here helps me understand how I view the world. Placing ideas in the public space helps them take shape in a way that helps the greater good. What’s here is not finished but the earliest iterations of bigger things for myself and the reader.
My best insights come when I focus on the tensions experienced in my work as a physician. I look for unique angles and elements that cast a lens on broader, emerging trends in medicine. In the words of Edwin Schlossberg, “the skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.” This captures precisely what I strive to do on 33 charts.
Founded as a center of community for a changing world
What you find on 33 charts reflects my core belief that this is the most interesting time to be in medicine. We are front stage to the most transformational period in medical history. Eric Topol has called this The Creative Destruction of Medicine. We are witnessing an “unprecedented super-convergence of technologies” that are redefining the concept of physician and patient.
Founded in 2009 as a center of community and thought leadership for the issues doctors face in a digital world, 33 charts was included in the National Library of Medicine permanent web archive in 2014.
The health infosphere is a noisy place. Money follows attention and everyone wants your bandwidth. 33 charts counters the dangerous predilection toward groupthink with thoughtful insight into a world in transition.