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?
I live in a world looking for digital solutions to some of health’s biggest problems. I love watching this all play out. So yesterday Seth Godin tells the world that a piece of paper could save your life. He’s advocating that everyone write down their history and carry it around with them. Yes, your personal health record on a piece of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. ... Continue Reading about A Piece of Paper as a Personal Health Record
First he won at Jeopardy. Now IBM Watson is helping to treat cancer. IBM, WellPoint, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center today unveiled the first commercially developed Watson-based cognitive computing breakthroughs. This is transformative stuff. IBM Watson is using evidence-based treatment models to individualize care and improve the speed and quality of ... Continue Reading about Why IBM Watson is Important
This story by Iltifat Hussain over at iMedicalApps is worth a peek. Apparently he had given his medical student brother an iPad for his clinical clerkships. He went on to receive an unfavorable evaluation by an attending for being 'too dependent on his iPad during rounds.' I wonder what this attending was trying to teach him. I suspect he comes from a ... Continue Reading about Analog Discipline