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A Profoundly Moving Data Display, Revisited

Perhaps you’ve visited this memorial. There are more than 58,000 names engraved on panels of polished black granite commemorating the Americans who died or were listed as Missing in Action in the war. The 250-foot long walls are each ten … Continue reading

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Serious Talk About Bubbles

This past summer our beloved daughter, Annie, was married to our new, very favorite son-in-law, Douglas. There were bubbles blown by the guests as the bride and groom finalized their vows, and flowing Champagne (lots and lots of Champagne). It … Continue reading

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2018 Summer Reading List for the Health and Healthcare Data Geek

I’ve been thinking of including a book (or two) about using maps to display data on my 2018 Summer Reading List, but it was my old pup Juno who sent me the sign I needed as to which book(s). Now … Continue reading

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Visualizing Annual Reports and the Donaghue Foundation

Recently I was engaged to help the Donaghue Foundation re-imagine parts of its 2017 Annual Report. I was thrilled to work on this project, as the important work the Foundation does is completely in alignment with what I believe about … Continue reading

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Only Charlotte Needs a Web

Recently my colleague and HealthDataViz Senior Consultant Janet Steeger sent me the graph below and an associated article, with the subject line “Blog Posting?”. (Click to expand) Incredulousness was quickly followed by inspiration. How, we wondered, could super-smart people use … Continue reading

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Can’t See the Forest for the Treemaps

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “Can’t see the forest for the trees.” It describes someone far too involved in the details of a problem or situation to grasp its entirety; (s)he has lost sight of overall goals — the … Continue reading

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Intersecting Indicators and Time to Think

I want to send a very big and public thank you to the Health Informatics and Financial Reporting leadership at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, for instructing their teams to put an away message on e-mail, shut … Continue reading

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Ghost Map

A few weeks ago, I delivered the keynote address at the First Annual Information and Quality Services Center (IQSC) Educational Event, put on by the Dallas Fort Worth Healthcare Foundation (DFWHC) in Dallas, Texas. It was a great meeting, and … Continue reading

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Fabulously Terrible

Years ago when I first worked at Mass General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, I had a really great boss, Dr. Dan Rosenthal. Like many smart people, he was also very funny. I especially loved his ability to use adjectives in … Continue reading

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The Hammock Chronicle (2017 Edition)

Greetings from Bustins Island, Maine, where every summer I mix a batch of watermelon mojitos, climb into the hammock, and reflect on the year to date, the work ahead, and the Sox’ standing in the ALE (as of 8/25, first … Continue reading

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