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
33c is thrilled to have Doximity as a sponsor this week. The ideas below, however, are shaped and written on my own. You might not have noticed it, but last week Doximity Dialer was rolled into the Doximity app making it part of the growing set of Doximity offerings for health care professionals (For a summary of what Doximity is up to, see my post last month when ... Continue Reading about Doximity Dialer Now Part of the Doximity App
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?