As health professionals we’ve all multitasked on Zoom calls. But few of us have done Zoom calls with a patient asleep in front of us. Recently we heard the story of a California plastic surgeon Zooming court from the operating room with a patient on the operating table. “Hello, Mr. Green? Hi, are you available for trial?” a courtroom clerk said as Dr. Green, ... Continue Reading about Zooming Court From the Operating Room
Twitter during COVID-19 is filled with commentary and conversations about coronavirus. ￼There’s some really good information. And it's been clearly established that we're facing a serious situation. Beyond that there’s lots of noise — nervous chatter about things that we can’t control and stuff our tweets will never change. In our efforts to help (especially us ... Continue Reading about Twitter During COVID-19 – 4 Tips for Less Noise
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