Thursday, January 28, 2010

3 years ago I was out of time. Now I'm in it.

Yesterday's edition of this had a wrong link. Apologies.

Three years ago this week I got my formal diagnosis. This week:

Last Sunday the New Hampshire Union Leader ran a story "What's next for health care" following the Massachusetts Senate election. For some reason, I'm happy to say, they led with my sentiment that I just want people to be able to get good care when they need it.

At the end of the interview I learned that the reporter's mother had died of cancer 5 years ago.

Then this piece appeared online today, for tomorrow's print edition of Time. Again somehow they put my story first.

Honestly I think what's doing this is that I always hammer on the point "This is personal. Your time will come." Don't I know it.

And, as fate would have it, this is happening unexpectedly in a week when I'm in DC, speaking at some conferences and meeting executives of non-profits. Yesterday I decided to visit my legislators' staff on Capitol Hill; I met with one yesterday and have appointments with the others tomorrow. AWFULLY convenient that I can have this publicity in hand when I walk in!

The universe works in mysterious ways. This time, I'll take it.


  1. Dave, I saw your presentation at FDA and it was very inspiring. Am certain you are making a tremendous positive impact.

  2. John, thanks for YOUR presentation about the patient safety impact of electronic medical records. Please email me at dave at epatientdave dot com.

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