MIT’s Max Tegmark in his new book, Life 3.0 - Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, discusses how young workers can future proof for AI. Recent forecasts for when various jobs will get taken over by machines identify several useful questions to ask about a career before deciding to educate oneself for it. For example: Does it require interacting ... Continue Reading about Future Proof Your Job From A.I.
One of this generation's greatest health care challenges will be privacy. As genomic analysis becomes more precise, individuals with genetically associated disease are increasingly cautious about sharing their genome over fear of discrimination and bias. This is a problem. Stanford researchers report in Science this week a method for shrouding private genetic ... Continue Reading about Novel Approach to Genetic Discrimination
Chrissy Farr at CNBC broke news about clandestine discussions between Apple and Aetna over free watches for all (Aetna customers). The insurer, which covers 23 million, offers an Apple Watch to its 50,000 employees as part of its corporate wellness program. Now, Aetna is negotiating with Apple on a plan to offer a free or discounted Apple Watch, Apple's wearable ... Continue Reading about Aetna’s Free Apple Watch
I once had a clinic nurse who wouldn’t talk to me. First a little history. Clinical workflow in my early career included the ritual of phone messages. Every day, at least once and usually in the afternoon, I would sit with my clinic nurse and a pile of manilla folders to discuss phone calls. Details were discussed, recommendations were made, triage assessments ... Continue Reading about EHR and the Failure to Communicate
As I suggested in 2014, we are seeing the rise of a creative class in medicine. These are health professionals hell bent on making, breaking, and bending healthcare. Enter Bon Ku and Joyce Lee in today's New York Times - Design Thinking for Doctors and Nurses. They see the world differently. More importantly they see the problems of medicine differently. Then they ... Continue Reading about Design and Medicine’s Creative Class
Literacy was once characterized by the ability to read and write. But in modern terms, literacies may be viewed as the skill sets needed to function. Howard Rheingold tells us, “Literacy is skill plus social competency.” Better put: It's what we need to be able to do. This got me thinking: What do doctors need to be able to do? Physician literacies have ... Continue Reading about Literacies for 21st Century Physicians