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
If you spend time nosing around medical charts you’ll find that the quality of physician notes vary as much as the doctors who creates them. Even as physicians we sometimes have difficulty understanding what’s happening or where a patient is headed in their care. An informed patient begins with clean information It got me thinking of OpenNotes. This is a tremendous ... Continue Reading about Physician Notes: Access is Only as Good as the Notes Themselves
Traditionally bowel sounds and the ability to pass urine were signs of postoperative progress. Now there’s the smart phone sign. Researchers in this month’s Journal of Hospital Medicine studied 221 postoperative patients. They wanted to know if a patient’s use of a smartphone during the initial clinical assessment by a surgeon could be used as a marker for well-being ... Continue Reading about Smart Phone Sign – A Measure of Well-Being and Suitability for Discharge
Nature Research has teamed up with the Scripps Translational Institute to launch a new journal focused on digital medicine. The journal, npj Digital Medicine is under the Nature Partner Journal Series and the editorial tutelage of Dr. Eric Topol, professor of genomics and founder of the STSI and Dr. Steven Steinhubl, director of digital medicine at Scripps ... Continue Reading about npj Digital Medicine – Moving Digital Health from Hype to Evidence
We’re excited to have Carbon Health as our featured sponsor this week. The ideas expressed, however, are shaped and written on my own. You don’t have to look far to find doctors and patients at odds with what happens in a clinic. Repeated questions, unfriendly EHRs and poor communication add up to a miserable experience for everyone. It seems way the information ... Continue Reading about Carbon Health – 6 Ways it is Reinventing Healthcare and Revolutionizing the Clinical Encounter
Is Apple responsible for your child’s smartphone use? That’s like asking if Frito-Lay is responsible for what your children eat. Rather than believing we can regulate food we need to give our children the tools to regulate themselves. Concerning technology, we should expect a similar level of responsibility and control. But few of even the best parents have ... Continue Reading about Is Apple Responsible for Your Child’s Smartphone Use?