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
I just read The Sketchnote Handbook - The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking, a new book released by Mike Rohde. It details a method of note taking that I've been witnessing at major meetings over the last couple of years. For the uninformed, sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes and visual ... Continue Reading about Clinical Sketchnotes
The Buzzing Pager
It's funny what we remember. For example, as a 3rd year medical student rotating in surgery I remember clearly sitting in my attending's office at Worcester Memorial Hospital. He was a vascular surgeon. I don't remember his name. On this particular day I had followed him to his office after rounds. He had just received his new pager and placed a call to whomever had ... Continue Reading about The Buzzing Pager
How Relevant are Physician Meetings?
This post from John Mandrola got me thinking about physician meetings. He tells about his experience at weekly rounds were he endured a presentation on health reform. But John had heard it before. It had been played out in the medical infosphere. His story illustrates how physician-physician communication sits at the cusp of two generations. There’s the last ... Continue Reading about How Relevant are Physician Meetings?