Check out Flo, a handheld EMR concept from Oregon Health & Science University Medical student, Roheet Kakaday. While it may be a leap from concept to execution, it’s refreshing to see a budding health professional unwilling to blindly goosestep to EPIC’s monotonous beat. While most first year medical students are holed away memorizing lists, Roheet is ... Continue Reading about Bucking EPIC’s Monotonous Beat
In his book, Too Big to Know, David Weinberger suggests that information is becoming the problem rather than the solution. There used to be a nurse practitioner in another specialty in my hospital who copied those involved in a child's care with every encounter. Anything - phone calls, routine visits, etc. The rationale was that "it's better to be too informed ... Continue Reading about Human Bandwidth Will Never Scale to Match Clinical Supply
We’re all convinced that Google Glass will change medicine. But no one’s really sure how. The idea of a doctor talking to her glasses just seems inevitable. This closing paragraph from a FastCo.Exist article on surgeons and Glass showcases our dogged determinism in forcing technology into every corner of medicine. "For advocates of the technology, the big ... Continue Reading about Polishing Glass
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