I’m excited to announce that I’m starting a podcast. The Exam Room will begin late this month. Exploring the boundaries of medicine, technology and culture The Exam Room will put a lens on the forces reshaping medicine. One of the core threads running through the program will be the idea of technologically mediated change and its effect on the work of health care professionals. How do we adjust to a system changing faster than most of us can process?
I would like to build on some of the ideas that I have pulled together on 33 charts over the past several years. I’ll bring you some interesting and unexpected voices that will help expose some of medicine’s new, hidden tensions. While the podcast will start centered on critical conversations, I would like to leave the door open to trying some creative elements with audio.
People want to know the exact demographic of the listener and the specific trajectory of the podcast over the next year but I can’t do that. And that’s by design. As with every other foray into new media, I began by understanding very little. I suspect things will be no different here. I’ll learn and pivot as I go. I relish the wide open space.
I’m excited to be working with the folks at Touch-Point Media who are handling the technical aspects of the podcast. This will allow me to shape the creative trajectory of the show with compelling content and interesting guests.
So why The Exam Room? I wanted a name that represented a physical space in the analog medical world. I find the idea of discussing the future of medicine in an old square room strangely appealing. The exam room is where stories are told and ideas are explored. It’s where direct examination occurs and introspection happens.
We anticipate publishing our first podcast later this month. Your support with downloads and subscriptions would be helpful. Most importantly, I would appreciate your feedback on the natural progression of what I’m doing.
As I’ve echoed here many times: I believe you can join the conversation or create it. So here we go. Stay tuned.