What do sharks have to do with Tesla (valves)?

from wired.com

https://www.wired.com/story/3d-imaging-shows-shark-guts-work-like-nikola-tesla-water-valve/

I only know Nikola Tesla from his competition with Edison over electrification. However, Tesla, like Edison was an inveterate inventor. In this article, scientists recently deconstructed the gastrointestinal system of sharks, and found that they resemble Tesla valves.

What is that, you say? It has nothing to do with anything you think you know about Tesla. And it is a fascinating read. Here is a taste (video) of a Tesla valve system, illustrated with flames.

CMIO’s take? Super cool! But, what does this have to do with informatics, you say? I leave that for you to puzzle out. πŸ™‚

Sepsis, Machine Learning and the Centaur (my SMILE conference talk)

Find out: What is a centaur and what does it have to do with healthcare? What are the criteria for a good machine learning project? What is the role of a virtual health center with predictive models? And most importantly: What ukulele song goes with machine learning?

Here are the slides for my talk given at SMILE (Symposium for Machine learning, ImpLementation and Evaluation). The slides are mostly self-explanatory. You can also watch my talk at YouTube. Here is a PDF of the entire deck.

Information Transparency with patients (Open Notes, Financial estimates) @UCHealth (EpicShare news)

“…at the end of the year, you will know exactly how bad an idea this was”
-physician naysayer

https://www.epicshare.org/perspectives/designing-a-patient-centric-approach-to-sharing-health-information

Thanks to Epic for writing about us! This briefly encapsulates our information transparency journey at UCHealth over the past couple decades, including our clinical and financial projects to show more to our patients, and the leadership lessons we learned on the way. Happy new year!

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