This is awkward but I think we need to stop saying thank you. At least in the EHR. Take the health professional who responds to 25 staff messages per day. With all dutifully addressed in the early afternoon, by the end of the day they’ll often find their inbox full again. And each one with nothing more than a ‘thank you.’ A kind of warm and fuzzy last word in an ... Continue Reading about The EHR Thank You Crisis
I can’t help but think that Twitter’s move to 280 character tweets will have some effect on the way people use the application. Think of the Twitter chat. A part of Twitter since its earliest days, the Twitter chat is one of the platform’s unique uses for bringing likeminded folks together for some serious back and forth. Part of what makes a Twitter chat hum is ... Continue Reading about Will Twitter’s 280 Character Expansion Kill the Twitter Chat?
Information is one of this generation's greatest challenges. The explosion of information is matched only by new tools for sharing it with one another. Information design is the next frontier. Ambient monitors living on our wrists and pockets have created spaces for push notifications of all kinds. Endless pummeling of the inbox with this and that with no regard ... Continue Reading about Information Design
I unfollowed an old friend on Twitter recently. A person with some good things to say. Recently he had taken to repeatedly pushing his personal agenda down my throat. I got tired of it. So I voted with my cursor. I love the folks I follow. I love the different stuff they bring. I love to know where they stand. That’s why I chose to follow them. I avoid ... Continue Reading about How I Avoid Filter Failure on Twitter
I woke up this morning, tapped my digital signal, and found this from Brian McGowan on Twitter: "What happens when complexity races ahead of the mind's ability to adapt? When progress outpaces evolution? We need new solutions." What happens when information outpaces evolution? Like a slow hunch, a version of this idea has been rattling around in my head for some ... Continue Reading about When Information Outpaces Evolution