I’m excited to announce that I’m starting a podcast. The Exam Room will begin late this month. Exploring the boundaries of medicine, technology and culture The Exam Room will put a lens on the forces reshaping medicine. One of the core threads running through the program will be the idea of technologically mediated change and its effect on the work of health care ... Continue Reading about The Exam Room – A New Medical Podcast
33c is thrilled to have Doximity as a sponsor this week. The ideas below, however, are shaped and written on my own. I woke up this morning and had a Doximity message from my childhood best friend. Inseparable as kids, we grew up and apart and went our separate ways some forty years ago. I didn’t know what had become of him and had no idea he was a doctor. You can ... Continue Reading about Doximity – America’s Million Member Health Professional Network
The three A’s of physician success are availability, affability and ability. In this order. It speaks to what patients see as the most important attribute of a physician. Capacity and competence take a back seat to who happens to be around when you’re in need. To some it sounds short-sighted. But it works because average physician know how serves the average ... Continue Reading about Three A’s of Physician Success: Availability, Affability, Ability
I went to medical school with a woman who wanted to fix things. As a fourth year medical student on clinical rotations when confronted with chronic conditions she would bang her fists. ‘Just fix it,’ she would say with frustrated urgency. ‘I want something I can fix.’ She wanted the quick hit of making things better. So she became a surgeon under the illusion that she ... Continue Reading about The Fixer and the Docent
Jack West is on to something here on Medscape. He discovered that meetings like the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference are flush with Chief Medical Innovators and doctors disconnected from the day-to-day operations of caring for patients. In all of these meetings that purport to disrupt healthcare, where I met hundreds of participants, not a single one sees patients ... Continue Reading about Too Many Chief Medical Innovators?
Dr. Clay Johnston, Dean of the UT Dell Medical School recently riffed on artificial intelligence and doctors as an endangered species. It plays on our insecurities over artificial intelligence while recognizing that technology could be the very thing that saves us. A few rapid fire thoughts on some of his points. Artificial intelligence as our asteroid ... Continue Reading about Doctors as an Endangered Species | Quick Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Physician