In this week’s New England Journal of Medicine Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum uses digital adherence monitoring to offer an overview of the complexities surrounding medication adherence. In Swallowing a Spy — The Potential Uses of Digital Adherence Monitoring she concludes that technology won’t make up for what doctors don’t have the time to do: For those of us who struggle, ... Continue Reading about 3 Points on Potential Uses of Digital Adherence Monitoring
https://youtu.be/sQB2NjhJHvY In a new Apple commercial a young boy goes through his day with an iPad Pro doing a variety of things. At the end of the ad his mother passes by and asks, “what are you doing on your computer?” He replies, “what’s a computer?” Poignant in its own way. The computer traditionally created the context for work. But they no longer ... Continue Reading about Workspace Evolution: What’s a Computer?
I hear less about quantified self these days. 6-8 years ago at tech/digital meetings it was the stuff of panels. Not so much any more. Talking about quantified self as a thing is odd because many of us are measuring things about ourselves. Enough to make it less of a novelty than it once was. When cell phones were new we measured how many people had them. When ... Continue Reading about Quantified Self: Dead or Just Part of the Background?
Hubble Contacts dispensed contacts prescribed by a phony provider. Check it out on Quartz and see what happened when the author met the founders in their New York office. This lovely little cluster sums it up: Quick service, cheap contacts, and whimsical branding have made Hubble a speedy success. But in its rush to disrupt the consumer experience, Hubble also ... Continue Reading about Hubble Contacts and the Case of the Phony Prescription
It’s been an interesting week to watch the news surrounding the Apple Watch. The FDA approved the Kardia Band - a new ECG sensor for the Apple Watch that allows the recording of a single-lead ECG with the capture of conditions such as atrial fibrillation (AF). Apple also announced its entry into cardiac research with the Apple Heart Study. In partnership with ... Continue Reading about Kardia Band for Apple Watch – 4 Lessons From the Hype Cycle
In clinical nutrition some of us like to say there are no bad foods, only bad diets. When it comes to our tools and technology, a similar analogy can be used. Because technology isn’t the problem. It’s our technology habits. Of course there are bad foods. And they taste really good. But no one forces you to eat them. Similarly, technology is less of a problem than ... Continue Reading about There is No Bad Technology, Only Bad Technology Habits