Not long ago the internet was captivated by the video clip of a physician using a wine glass to teach percussion. The display elicited a sense of nostalgia and long-lost wisdom. The clip put 20th and 21st century medicine into stark contrast. But when was the last time you used percussion to make a diagnosis? Predictably, every smartypants in the audience has ... Continue Reading about Percussion – An Obsolete Physician Skill?
I love Marshall McLuhan’s description of his work in media. It explains his style and reason for writing which was strictly to understand. McLuhan referenced his written observations as probes. He popularized pre-publication before there was such as thing. I can relate to this safe-cracker approach since this is how I have often seen this site and its ... Continue Reading about Marshall McLuhan’s Safe-Cracker Approach to Writing
I found this tweet and it got me thinking about the tension that I feel on MedTwitter. It made me think that there is a dual responsibility of media. Trying to post something on #MedTwitter without invoking criticism: Attached was a gif of a woman executing an impossible rollerblade sequence around some obstacles. The tweet is from Dr. Kurt Lucas and ... Continue Reading about Twitter and the Dual Responsibility of Media
Look at everyone who jumped on to telemedicine during COVID19. Almost across the board healthcare systems are using video technology to sustain an old business model. It’s the short game of telemedicine. I understand it because I live in it. Operations must continue. The lights need to stay on. The problem is that some healthcare leaders see telemedicine ... Continue Reading about The Short Game of Telemedicine
Recently a contentious public exchange over the diagnosis and management of surgical condition lead a young physician to leave Twitter. For some, watching this doctor virtually vaporize was the equivalent of losing a colleague. This is because our social networks have become important sources of support, information, inspiration and fellowship. The situation raises ... Continue Reading about How Doctors Learn About Social Media
The world has gone remote. Overnight the connection between doctor and patient has gone to teleconnection. And as it happened every doctor in the free world has scrambled for a place and a space to connect with patients. As a means of bridging doctors and patients Doximity has released Dialer Video. Dialer Video works with a doctor’s iOS or Android smartphone and ... Continue Reading about Doximity Dialer Video – Telemedicine’s Latest Power Player