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?
This week when doctors weighed in on the escalating gun crisis the NRA suggested, 'stay in your lane.’ So then there were petitions, #thisisOURlane and images of blood-soaked trauma room floors. What the NRA doesn’t realize is that doctors increasingly don’t have a lane. Once restricted under the fluorescent glare of small exam rooms, physicians now are part of a ... Continue Reading about Stay in Your Lane – What the NRA Doesn’t Know About Doctors
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt had this chilling prediction about a child’s digital footprint in The New Digital Age in 2013 (required reading for everyone): Near-permanent data storage will have a big impact on how citizens operate in virtual space. There will be a record of all activity and associations online, and everything added to the Internet will become part ... Continue Reading about The Frightening Reality of a Child’s Digital Footprint
Running an algorithm for the management of a well-typed tumor or a child with a septic joint is relatively easy. But managing the expectations of that cancer patient or nervous mother is something more involved. Expectations are how we imagine the future given what we currently know and understand. Patient expectations are part of the human experience of ... Continue Reading about Human Experience of Disease and Patient Expectations