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Scott Shreeve, MD

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I'm the CEO of Crossover Health, a patient-centered, membership-based medical group that is redesigning the practice, delivery, and experience of health care. We offer urgent, primary, and online care to our members who can access our technology platform, practice model, and provider network from anywhere and anytime to optimize their health. Email Me

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Aint that Tweet?

Twitter (twĭt’ər) v.

  1. To utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds; chirrup.
  2. To speak rapidly and in a tremulous manner: twittering over office gossip.
  3. To giggle nervously; or tremble with nervous agitation or excitemen

In anticipation of the upcoming conference, I have been experimenting with some alternative forms of new media. I remember first seeing Twitter about two years ago and thinking, “Why would I want to be a lifecaster and even more inane, why would any care if I was life casting random thoughts and stray intelligence”. So I let it go, but kept hearing occasional tweets about it over the ensuing months and years. I once again engaged after watching the ultimate tweety bird essentially single thumbly beat a mobile keyboard into submission.

Actually, I found some of her comments relevant. Some intriguing. Some insightful and actually some led me to look at some other things. Pretty soon I started following a few other tweeters, and then a few others, and then a few more. Unavoidably, I have to turn some off, tune some out, and block a few as well. Overall, however, I have found the service manageable (turn off the automatic device update which you get text’d ever time someone sends an update – I curently follow 35 people and that is alot; let alone the person following thousands). I am not 100% convinced this is a good use of time, but I am more convinced than I was.

What I am grinding to is that in a world of intensifying information flow it will become a new skill to parse information in faster and faster ways while also setting up a battle for one of the most essential resources we all have – our time. All this stuff can be overwhelming, and intellectually numbing without some discipline. I will keep experimenting  . . .

I usually tweet when I am killing time or have something unusual or funny happen. Here are a couple sample tweet memes while sitting on the airplane waiting to take off and hiding my iPhone from the flight attendant.

  • Capitalism requires a free market with information transparency to function. . . .
  • Whenever outside influence obstruct that markets cannot function propely to moderate supply and demand.
  • Insurance, tax breaks, bailouts, inappropriate regulation ( both too much and too little)
  • Distort makers and lead to market perversions – this does not mean capitalism does not work but rather the market is not functioning.
  • Optimally – health care is a great example. Big problem is that there is so much information missing from the health care maketplace
  • Price, quality, outcomes, beat treatment, and best providers is sketchy to non- existent
  • Couple with misaligned incentives, focus on treatment versus prevention, unhealthy lifestyles and general lack of accountbility of outco …
  • What I do – is there hope on the horizon?
  • Change in the future? Incremental progress? Where to focus limited resources?
  • Health 2.0 stillbrelevant in the current economic climate?
  • Interesting time – innovation doesn’t atop during a downturn . .. It just has to get smarter
  • And be more relevat
  • The recent spat about health 2.0 is important conversation that should allow us all to focus on what matters
  • Cold hard cash revenues . . . Tramsaction based business models, and personalized touch that people are willing to pay for
  • Jen McCabe – I can’t see “hive mind go where you flow” surviving in this environment
  • Bit I am confident your enthusiasm, persistence, and stictuitiveness will get you eveually to where you are trying to go
  • Ala … ChangeHealthcare – perfect example of passion pulling thru until the product / revenue model becomes clear
  • We will see you all next week . . . Tweets coming fast while waiting on airplane

“Random thoughts and stray intelligence” – now, aint that tweet.

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