Last week on Twitter I watched a surgeon ask if it was okay to say that he loved to operate. But as a surgeon do you really need someone's permission to love surgery? A ... Continue Reading about Do You Need Permission to Love Surgery?
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I needed a jacket and I wanted a fresh look. So I went to the Market Street Bonobos in The Woodlands, TX. I had never been there before. I read that they were doing things ... Continue Reading about What Bonobos Can Teach Us About Health Care
There’s a concept in manufacturing called tolerance. It’s the error allowed as part of the process of making stuff. Engineering tolerance is the permissible limit or limits of ... Continue Reading about Physician Tolerance and the Six Sigma Clinic
Medical cyberpresence can be stranger than fiction. Case in point is the saga of Dr. Eugene Gu. For those who don't remember, Gu as a surgical resident positioned himself as a ... Continue Reading about Eugene Gu and MedTwitter’s Strangest Hour
This week Ernest Quintana, a 78-year-old man with lung disease, was told by a doctor on a telemedicine encounter that he did not have long to live. Caught on phone video the family ... Continue Reading about Lessons From a Botched Telemedicine Encounter
SXSW is plugging the odd reminder to 'turn your clocks forward’ for daylight savings. I’m imagining all the techies last night using their index fingers to twirl the big hand of ... Continue Reading about Daylight Savings – Turn Your Apple Watch Forward
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With a mashup of curated and original content that crosses the spaces of digital health, media, communication, technology, patient experience, digital culture, and the humanities, 33 charts offers unique insight and analysis on the changing face of medicine.
Founded in 2009 as a center of community and thought leadership for the issues doctors face in a digital world, 33 charts was included in the National Library of Medicine permanent web archive in 2014.