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
This week while serving on the GI consult service at Texas Children's Hospital I was asked to evaluate a child in the Pediatric Heart Failure ICU. When I walked into the patient's room, I found this: A massive wall-mounted touch screen at the foot of the bed with all of the patient's critical data beautifully displayed. As the cardiac intensivists round, all of the ... Continue Reading about When Data Meets Doctors
Google announced yesterday that they're breathing new life into health search. In an effort to move from an information engine to a knowledge engine, Google will soon be offering information specially curated by physicians from within The Knowledge Graph. For a company that’s declared itself less-than-invested in health care, this is a fascinating step. Here are ... Continue Reading about Google’s Evolution as a Health Knowledge Engine
The word content is used a lot surrounding online communication. A colleague recently asked me to define content. After thinking about it, here's what I came up with. Content is: Retrievable information that can be consumed. It’s stuff that can be heard, seen, shared, curated and commented upon. A human creation, something translated from the realm of the ... Continue Reading about Content – What Is It and Why Should You Care?
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
Information is becoming a huge part of my world. All day it comes at me like a stream through a growing number of channels. Scraps, stories, bits of language, quotes, weird angles, pictures, unique human tensions, links and concepts. These can be virtual, IRL, or in my mind. Perhaps the most important things are the ideas that come to me by way of the things I ... Continue Reading about Capture