The latest mobile app for doctors is Figure 1, which has been touted as ‘instragram for doctors.’ Figure 1 is a crowdsourced medical library that allows individuals to post clinical images from their mobile devices. The concept makes sense. Images in medicine represent a great way to teach and tell a story. But I’m bearish on Figure 1. Here’s why: Low ... Continue Reading about Figure 1 – A Safe App for Medical Images?
During a clinical encounter recently the mother I was visiting with reached down to the phone sitting on her chair and discreetly hit a red record button. Increasingly, parents are interested in recording their encounters with me. Sometimes one parent can’t be present for a visit. Perhaps the mother of an inconsolable 6-week-old wants to remember what her ... Continue Reading about Doctors on the Record
This post on Wing of Zock by Jason Franasiak is worth a peek. Perspectives of this type make deterministic assumptions about technology: Technology shapes us and we follow. This reflects a view among physicians that we’re the victims rather than the beneficiaries of technology. We cling to the belief that things were better way back when. We blame technology ... Continue Reading about Doctors as Victims of Technology
Most presentations to physicians on social media don't do the job that they should be doing. They focus on the medium rather than what the medium can bring. They focus on tools rather than the value offered by tools. The audience only sees the shiny object. Presentations that tell doctors about social media rarely motivate. Few of us care about computer ... Continue Reading about Doctors, Social Media and Shiny Objects
Evernote is the single most critical application in my daily workflow. When it comes to public speaking, it serves as an indispensible tool for organization. Here's how I used Evernote as a means of preparing specifically for panels: Create a notebook. I start by creating a new notebook dedicated to the panel. This is where I collect my thoughts, ideas content ... Continue Reading about How I Use Evernote to Prepare for Panels
A Kentucky electrophysiologist created a satirical post recently that positioned the EPIC EHR as a computer game. Screenshots of platform were used and he was subsequently forced to remove the images. Wes Fisher caught the story and has the necessary links. While I didn't feel that the original post was nearly as clever as it was provocative and snarky, Wes’ pithy ... Continue Reading about Do Patients Have a Right to Understand the EHR?