This question appeared on Twitter this week: Should I be a doctor or an investor? If you want to do what doctors do day-to-day, you should go to medical school. If you don’t know what doctors do on a day-to-day basis, you should probably figure it out. I’d recommend shadowing working clinicians in a busy setting. See what we do in the morning and at night. See what ... Continue Reading about Should I Be a Doctor or an Investor?
This from Chrissy Farr at CNBC today, Why telemedicine has been such a bust so far. Billions of investment dollars have been poured into apps and websites that offer this virtual consultations with physicians, ranging from Doctor on Demand to American Well. The theory behind them is that millennials would opt for a digital alternative to an in-person physician's ... Continue Reading about Is Telemedicine Really a Bust?
I hear this a lot from young and mid-career physicians in the face of new information, “But I was trained to...” 'I was trained’ suggests knowledge and standards are static. The way things were done is the way things are done. It fuels the myth that our mentors could do no wrong and they knew everything. 'I was trained’ is a dangerous way to think. It closes us ... Continue Reading about The Danger of What Doctors Were Trained to Do
CNBC technology reporter Chrissy Farr raised a question about doctrepreneurs on Twitter this week: What are your thoughts on the trend of high-quality doctors leaving medicine to join start-ups/become "doctrepreneurs"? Anecdotally, it seems to be driven by push factors (medicine isn't what I expected) and pull (start-ups are sexy). According to Farr’s own 2015 KQED ... Continue Reading about Doctrepreneurs and the Silicon Valley Brain Drain
Interesting essay in the New York Times today. Lauren Waldron, A budding pediatric neurologist discloses elements of her journey as a survivor of early stroke. Lots of interesting elements beyond early adaption to disability. The conclusion caught me As a doctor who was once a patient, I want to use my story to help families cope with their children’s diagnoses. When ... Continue Reading about The Patient-Physician | A Doctor Who Was Once a Patient
When it comes to health and technology, language matters. Chrissy Farr of CNBC during WWDC: ”Quick note that it’s 2 hours in and Apple has not used the term “digital health.” Perhaps only an internal thing?” I suggested that maybe ‘digital health’ is now just health again. Wendy Sue Swanson countered with the idea that the digital health designation is key in ... Continue Reading about Caretech as the new Digital Health