This week apple released the Apple Watch Series 6. The premier feature is the pulse oximetry sensor on its underbelly that measures peripheral blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). I love Apple products. In fact, in the past I’ve suggested that if Apple released an Apple Hat I would buy it. Despite my blind love for all things Apple I began to wonder this week why we ... Continue Reading about Apple Watch Series 6 – Why Watch Your Blood Oxygen?
Check out this StatNews piece addressing the question: should patients consent for use of artificial intelligence in the clinic setting? It builds the case for an emerging crisis in healthcare where patients are the victims of a failure to disclose the use of AI in the clinical setting. The concerns expressed reflect the a false dichotomy of man or machine. We ... Continue Reading about Should Patients Consent for Use of Artificial Intelligence?
A recent STATNews First Opinion piece suggested that we’re seeing the abandonment of telemedicine by physicians after a strong start in 2020. Data from Phreesia shows early adoption in March 2020 with a fall off in May - This pattern reflects the earliest phases of the telemedicine hype cycle. Distracted and disillusioned maybe. Abandoned, no. So what ... Continue Reading about Telemedicine Hype Cycle and the Future of Remote Care
Look at everyone who jumped on to telemedicine during COVID19. Almost across the board healthcare systems are using video technology to sustain an old business model. It’s the short game of telemedicine. I understand it because I live in it. Operations must continue. The lights need to stay on. The problem is that some healthcare leaders see telemedicine ... Continue Reading about The Short Game of Telemedicine
The world has gone remote. Overnight the connection between doctor and patient has gone to teleconnection. And as it happened every doctor in the free world has scrambled for a place and a space to connect with patients. As a means of bridging doctors and patients Doximity has released Dialer Video. Dialer Video works with a doctor’s iOS or Android smartphone and ... Continue Reading about Doximity Dialer Video – Telemedicine’s Latest Power Player
This week Dr. Jay Parkinson had this to say about telemedicine and telehype: In the minds of consumers, they hear telehealth and they hear a cheap 10 minutes with a stranger. They don’t hear that it should be like managing a project at work over time using online and in-person communication with a known team of highly competent people. Over the past ... Continue Reading about Telemedicine and Telehype