Recently one of my colleagues called and asked if she could borrow and deliver one of my presentations. Apparently she had been called on to give a talk on new communication tools in medicine. ‘Delivering’ someone else's presentation makes no sense. It's like borrowing somebody's comfortable shoes. You can do it but you’ll likely feel funny. If the crowd is ... Continue Reading about Can I Deliver Your Presentation?
Swedish start-up Memoto is breathing life into the concept of lifestreaming. They’re releasing a lapel camera that snaps and stores a photo every 30 seconds. Your life, captured. I love the concept but I suspect that they may be upstaged by Glass lifestreamers. This challenges the future of memory. Enter Evernote which is naturally positioned for the latent ... Continue Reading about Lifestreaming and the Future of Memory
The latest mobile app for doctors is Figure 1, which has been touted as ‘instragram for doctors.’ Figure 1 is a crowdsourced medical library that allows individuals to post clinical images from their mobile devices. The concept makes sense. Images in medicine represent a great way to teach and tell a story. But I’m bearish on Figure 1. Here’s why: Low ... Continue Reading about Figure 1 – A Safe App for Medical Images?
It’s June first. Cue up the pool safety blog posts. It’s a predictable part of every hospital’s editorial calendar and a rite of summer in the health infosphere. We want desperately to be timely and seasonal. But the end result is the same: Year after year, post after post, empty copy that fills space but falls flat. Content farming masquerading as stuff that ... Continue Reading about Pool Safety and the Rise of Empty Health Messaging
There are only two things on the internet: Content. The stuff that we look at. Conversation. The the dialog that happens around the stuff we look at. Consequently, there are only two things that you can do online: You make the stuff that people look at. You talk about the stuff that other people make. It’s that simple. There actually is a ... Continue Reading about The Two Things on the Internet
It seems that the AAMC, Khan Academy and the RWJF have teamed up to develop training videos for the new MCAT. This unique partnership will solicit student-generated videos covering subject matter from the new MCAT. The best submissions will receive an all expense paid trip to the Khan headquarters where they will receive individualized training from Khan Jedi ... Continue Reading about Flipping the MCAT