It’s the age of the connected baby. But do we need monitors on babies that tell us when they turn over? Of course not. But we have the technology that allows us to know that. So, Silicon Valley and its army of venture capitalists have decided that we all need to know when babies move at 3am. This is the push of senseless technology rather than the pull ... Continue Reading about The Connected Baby and the Internet of Onesies
I’ve always believed that the technology sold to us by Silicon Valley is push, not pull. In other words, these gadgets are solutions looking for a problem — not the other way around. Like the gadgetry showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show, there’s stuff we don’t need but we’re told we can’t live without. But this look at the Consumer Electronics Show in ... Continue Reading about Consumer Electronics Show as a Reflection of our Misery
This quote from Jeff Howe and Joi Ito in Whiplash is worth a look. It references the birth of film as a technology and reminds us that technology is useless until fueled by human ideas: Ponder this for a moment. It took eight years, hundreds of filmmakers, and thousands of films before someone conceived of the new technology as anything other than a play in ... Continue Reading about Technology is Useless Until Fueled by Human Ideas
In a field now awash with data and technologies, physicians are preparing for the transformation of patient care, according to the 2020 Health Trends Report, The Rise of the Data-Driven Physician, published by Stanford Medicine. The report documents key trends steering the healthcare's future, including an emerging digital health market, new laws opening patient ... Continue Reading about Data-Driven Physician – 2020 Stanford Med Health Report
The AMA asks if we can create doctors better equipped to deal with the EHR. The question lit up Twitter and its growing numbers of health professionals. But this is the wrong question. Framing the question becomes important when you consider how we have related to our tools as a profession. Technology has traditionally served to extend the hand of the ... Continue Reading about Industry Applies – Man Conforms
During its revered white coat ceremony last week The University of California Irvine School of Medicine gave Butterfly iQ pocket ultrasound devices to its medical students. The future, it seems, belongs to POCUS (point of care ultrasound). Twitter lit up. Social sentiment pinned the Butterfly iQ as the new stethoscope. Every armchair futurist was over the ... Continue Reading about Butterfly iQ Moments – Should Med Students Have a POCUS?