33c is thrilled to have JotForm as a sponsor this week. The ideas below are shaped and written on my own. So it’s a recurrent theme in clinics everywhere. The patient shows for their appointment on time. They sit filling out forms. The doctor waits for the forms to be filled out. If the patient is accessing two different clinics in a facility, they may fill out the ... Continue Reading about JotForm – A HIPAA-compliant Solution to One of Healthcare’s Biggest Workflow Problems
I have a friend who’s a hospitalist. His team carries Voalte phones for communication within the hospital. The Voalte phone is an enterprise mobile device that allows communication by voice and text. For those trying to reach the doctor there is no waiting for a call back after a page. You just call directly. On the surface this seems like it would improve ... Continue Reading about Voalte Phones and the Fantasy of Real-Time Physician Communication
In 2011 I wrote about typing as a critical physician skill. Things haven’t changed much. Voice recognition has improved but admittedly only works in certain contexts. Typing remains key. It’s the interface to the digital world. You can quibble about EHRs but the critical nature of keyboarding goes well beyond records and impacts how we connect to the world. As I ... Continue Reading about Keyboarding Doctors: Would You Hire a Doctor Who Can’t Type?
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?
During a recent interview a reporter asked me to discuss the technology challenges faced by young physicians. I was tempted to mention EHRs. The problem is that a technology challenge identified through my lens may not represent a challenge to a younger generation. Mid-career physicians see change from within the constraints of their own 20th century ... Continue Reading about Technology Challenges for Young Physicians
If you got together the best user experience professionals in Silicon Valley and invested billions into the creation of The Best EHR in the World, doctors would still hate it. They would complain that The Best EHR in the World is destroying medicine and hurting patients. Long essays in the Sunday New York Times would wax nostalgic about the good old days before the ... Continue Reading about Why Doctors Would Hate The Best EHR in the World