This week marks the release of the Apple Watch Series 4 with the capability of EKG. From their wrist, users can record a rhythm that they can send to their doctor. Through most of history, data like EKGs were collected by hospitals and health professionals. This changes things. As watches move from fitness trackers to medical devices, questions emerge such as, what ... Continue Reading about Data Confrontation – Who is Responsible for a Patient’s Data?
Should healthcare be inconvenient by design? And should slow medicine be the default option in some circumstances? Slow medicine is a movement calling for change in medical practice which is inspired by the slow food movement. “Like for the slow food movement, slow medicine is a call to balance over-emphasis on fast processes which reduce quality.” But real-time ... Continue Reading about Slow Medicine – Should Healthcare be Inconvenient?
After today’s Apple Watch Series 4 announcement, CNBC reporter Chrissy Farr reported, “Apple stressed a lot today that this isn’t a physician replacement.” But Intelligent guardian for your health is pretty damn close. It’s a product that’s smart, always there and it has your back. Kind of like doctors used to be. I’m pretty certain that the Apple intelligentsia ... Continue Reading about Apple Watch Series 4: Intelligent Guardian for Your Health
The world is changing faster than hospitals and health systems can keep up. Progress has outpaced the capacity of 20th century operations. But the problem is that there’s no one dedicated to helping hospital systems respond to change. The academics are preoccupied with writing articles. Clinicians are busy with service delivery. Administrators are trying to ... Continue Reading about The Health System Transformation Space
In medicine there’s an endemic mindset that if medical technology doesn’t work it will never work. If patients don’t use the patient portal, then portals don’t work and patients aren’t interested in connecting with their own information. The EHR, of course, is the poster child for technology’s failure in health care. But is the idea of a digital space for a ... Continue Reading about 5 Reasons Medical Technology Appears to Fail
If you haven’t heard, OpenNotes has a killer panel submitted for the 2019 SXSW Interactive Festival: Transparency in Healthcare, One Note At a Time. For the uninformed, OpenNotes is an international movement advocating for the availability of medical providers’ notes to patients. The team at OpenNotes has pulled together University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s ... Continue Reading about 4 Reasons OpenNotes Will Rock SXSW Interactive in 2019