This was more than a conference. It was a convocation of folks who have diverse but common interests in advancing health care as a humanistic, inclusive, technology-infused, egalitarian process wherein the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
I won't just take information, ideas and contacts away with me–we are sharing them all online! I expect the new ideas and contacts fostered here will continue to grow and be nurtured long after Medicine X.
It was absolutely thrilling to be there, I now want to work harder to make the world a better place. Very inspiring, especially learning directly from patients. Inspiration is mostly my take-home message.
From the outside, #MedX can seem like a happy place where everyone agrees on the betterment of health care–but it thrives most with difficult topics and people who care enough to challenge the status quo.