For many of my colleagues sharing ideas is an epic production. 5000 words, weeks of preparation, peer approval, boss endorsement, pages of references, etc. Sharing ideas, we’ve been taught, is an epic production. We are bred to believe that ideas are shared only when they’re done. We think that value only comes with the finished product. But this is how the ... Continue Reading about Medicine’s Epic Production
If you think Twitter has devolved into a buttoned-down forum for predictable professional posturing, check out Ilooklikeasurgeon. This and other communities of female physician voices on Twitter are shaping a new image of the physician. Ilooklikeasurgeon The original meme that went global, #Ilooklikeasurgeon put a spotlight on the the way real (female) surgeons ... Continue Reading about Twitter’s Continuum of Female Physician Voices: ILookLikeaSurgeon, GirlMedTwitter, and MotherCutter
This evening represents the sunsetting of the longstanding #HCSM Twitter chat. Dana Lewis sums up the culture that evolved in the #HCSM chat here: The chat began in January of 2009, and continued almost every Sunday night at 8pm CT from then until now. Discussion has ranged around hundreds of topics related to healthcare and social media – such as interactions ... Continue Reading about 3 Reasons the Sun Went Down on #HCSM
Clay Shirky’s recent Twitter post about the changing role of the human contact is telling: We are beginning to normalize automated transactions. And encounters with smart machines, be it by voice or web, are emerging as the way we interface with businesses. They are technologically primitive at this point, but they are priming the pump for smarter machine ... Continue Reading about Human Contact as Evidence of a Problem
Is Apple responsible for your child’s smartphone use? That’s like asking if Frito-Lay is responsible for what your children eat. Rather than believing we can regulate food we need to give our children the tools to regulate themselves. Concerning technology, we should expect a similar level of responsibility and control. But few of even the best parents have ... Continue Reading about Is Apple Responsible for Your Child’s Smartphone Use?
This comment was posted on Twitter by a physician: Not referring to anyone specifically but the sentiment that in the era of SoMe it’s all too easy to publicize opinion only w/o doing the hard work of original research. New ideas are great. New ideas that are appropriately tested are even better. This is something that I’ve seen more of lately. I think of it as a ... Continue Reading about Doctors and the Rise of Authority Creep