Yearly Archives: 2019

2019 Reading (and Listening) List for the Health and Healthcare Data Geek

I’m heading to Bustins Island, Maine, in a few days to swing in the hammock and sip watermelon mojitos — Nirvana. I’m looking forward to this summer’s trek even more than usual because leading data visualization expert (and my mentor … Continue reading

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What the Hex?

I think (and hope) that I’m exceptionally open to new ideas and to change — but if I’m brutally honest, I must also acknowledge that there are times when my inner skeptic whispers (OK, shouts), “change is good — you … Continue reading

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A New View of Scores and Percentiles

Do you remember taking standardized tests? The one I remember best was the SAT’s, in high school. They struck fear into our hearts: would my friends and I do well enough to get into the colleges of our dreams? This … Continue reading

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Leading Causes of Death

It’s a beautiful snowy morning in New England. There’s a fire in the fireplace, and my husband is reading the newspaper with two pups snoozing away at his feet. It’s all quite lovely and picturesque. Well, it would be if … Continue reading

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Mekko Charts

I’m a long (long)-time devotee of the iconic Marimekko designs and textiles. I have Marimekko clothes (I’m sure they’re considered vintage now), and in my daughter’s bedroom I splurged on yards and yards of custom drapes made from Marimekko’s Pieni … Continue reading

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