I’ve been listening to more podcasts recently. I’m trying to understand how style, format, and white space come together to share information in audio format. White space and the case of the crunched podcast I listened to a sports podcast recently that made me think. But not in a good way. It was a really interesting topic discussed by a couple of guys not super ... Continue Reading about White Space in Communication
Most of us were raised in a world where information is static and fixed. If you’re a later generation physician, information lived in places like libraries, textbooks and encyclopedias. Where it landed, it sat. Not so much anymore. And that has real implications for our digital footprint. Information is now linear and lives in a stream. The good news is while that ... Continue Reading about Your Digital Footprint is Like a Beachball
This week marks the release of the Apple Watch Series 4 with the capability of EKG. From their wrist, users can record a rhythm that they can send to their doctor. Through most of history, data like EKGs were collected by hospitals and health professionals. This changes things. As watches move from fitness trackers to medical devices, questions emerge such as, what ... Continue Reading about Data Confrontation – Who is Responsible for a Patient’s Data?
Very carefully. Using constrained media (apps where you don’t have enough room to really spell things out, like Twitter or Instagram) to pitch the products of companies that support us as physicians is tricky territory. How we handle conflict of interest with digital media needs discussion. Proper disclosure of conflict of interest is hard to achieve Solutions for ... Continue Reading about How Physicians Should Handle Conflict of Interest on Twitter
Gweneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site, Goop, has been at the center of a poostorm over its baseless medical quackery. You can catch up on my post from a few weeks ago where I describe the Goop Effect. A colleague suggested on Twitter that we should look at Goop and try to make sense of why they’re so successful. What is it that they’re offering that mainstream medicine ... Continue Reading about Can We Learn From Goop’s Cultural Storms?
Increasingly EHR systems like Epic are automatically releasing test results to patients. This release of health data should be a good thing. But when a machine delivers data alone we fail to help patients achieve understanding of what it means. Personal health data without knowledge and wisdom is just a spreadsheet. We have to figure out how to help patients ... Continue Reading about Health Data Without Wisdom is a Spreadsheet