Digital health startup Eko has a product that can detect murmurs more reliably than humans. At the recent American Heart Association meeting they presented a clinical study revealing the first murmur detection algorithm to outperform cardiologists. Predictably, the digital Twitterati touted the Eko Core Digital Stethoscope as the next great thing. Evidence of ... Continue Reading about Eko Core Digital Stethoscope – Analog Dressed for Digital?
If you look at physicians on Twitter over the past decade things have changed dramatically. When I look at ThisISourLane that has exploded over the past couple of weeks, it shows me how doctors have changed. We've cut our teeth. I got thinking about how this might have played out a few years back. I think of MedTwitter’s overall growth this this way: Ten years ... Continue Reading about ThisISourLane Could Only Work for Doctors in 2018
Possibly the biggest change that I’ve seen in clinical practice is the rising burden of health care costs on patients. On a daily basis I have difficult conversations with families as they face the grim reality of health costs offset in their direction. It’s captured pretty nicely here in this Bloomberg piece, Doctors are Fed Up with Being Turned Into Debt Collectors. ... Continue Reading about High-Deductible Insurance – 3 Consequences to Patient Care
Should you date blog posts? It’s a question as old as the Internet. Those who don’t date like to see their writing as evergreen. Without a date, you'll hear, a post is as new as the day it was written. When someone stumbles on it they have no idea it was penned 4 years ago. I date my blog posts. In the most traditional way of seeing a blog, my dated entries mark my ... Continue Reading about Should You Date Blog Posts?
Physicians are under increasing demand to achieve the Clinical Trifecta of productivity, quality and satisfaction. As pressure for scaling efficiency mounts, a growing number of stakeholders are charged with keeping doctors compliant and productive. Each stakeholder is typically only with their task - their spreadsheet, graph, email query, documentation correction, ... Continue Reading about The Zero-Sum Medical Day
This article in Stat, As social media ‘influencers,’ patients are getting a voice. And pharma is ready to pay up, raises questions about pharmaceutical supported patient influencers. An entire industry has cropped up to link drug makers with the industry’s own version of an influencer — people, usually patients, who have small but devoted followings and who might be ... Continue Reading about Patient Influencers: How Do We Protect Patients from Patients?