A few things that caught my eye this week:
‘What does it mean to be able to afford care if there is no one there to provide it?’ Just one of the awkward questions about physician training raised this week in The Atlantic post, When the Best Hospitals are the Worst. And if Johns Hopkins receives $80 million dollars per year in subsidies, should we hold their feet to the fire to create more primary care doctors?
Images, it seems, are playing a bigger role in sharing information. Nick Bilton’s New York Times piece on images as a new form of communication has had me thinking all week. Actually, I’m obsessed with this concept. Implications for health communication are huge. Stay tuned. More from me on this.
The Line Between Robots and Humans is Becoming Blurry in The European offers a nice Q&A with roboticist Noel Sharkey. My greying-on-the sides, analog lens has me seeing this as some kind of scifi fantasy but the robots are getting closer than we think.
More doctors are coming into LinkedIn (social media lite) and, like most professionals, there’s dialog about the limits of our connections. Alexandra Samuel in the Harvard Business Review offers one of the best takes on LinkedIn that I’ve seen. Her ‘favor test’ illustrates the type personal rules that we impose on our individual social spaces.