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Have You Built Your Health Decision Tree?

The first step in building your decision tree.

I’m going to my first book launch party tomorrow. I’m a bit nervous.

It’s for Thomas Goetz’s book The Decision Tree, which was just released. His book and blog carry great insight into the future of health – personalization, quantification, and smarter choices. He even created a nifty app on Wired’s website where you can build your own decision tree.

Why am I nervous? Well, the book includes my own personal decision tree (see below), based on my 10-year battle with chronic pain. So now everyone who reads it will know my story. Which is scary but also fantastic, because I think hearing people’s stories is such an important part of healing ourselves that is often missing in traditional doctor-patient healthcare.

Kudos to Thomas for putting personal, informed, patient choice at the forefront of health. I’m glad he wrote the book, and I encourage you to read it!

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2 Responses to “Have You Built Your Health Decision Tree?”

  1. @susanlindsey Says:

    it’s just a walk in the park. you came across so well in wired. thanks for all you do for patient choice and participatory medicine.

  2. Thanks so much Susan! I really needed that positive comment today… :)

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