(Yes, it’s the third post in 5 days from me, but when you’ve got cool stuff to share, why wait?) Matthew Zachary‘s podcast, Out of Patients, is one of my favorites because he brings his whole self to health care discussions, as you’ll hear in our conversation. It was a pleasure to unpack my latest […]
Is there a generational tech divide in medicine? And is that the main problem?
Jay Parkinson recently wrote a post responding to a question raised by Atul Gawande: Can technology be a change agent for health care? Jay’s answer focused on the generational tech divide in medicine today. One quote: “Many of the most influential doctors practicing medicine today have an antagonistic relationship with computers. Change will only come in […]
Peer-to-peer health care is a slow idea that will change the world
2018 update: Watch a 10-minute video that captures the essentials of peer health advice. Someone recently asked me to name the most exciting innovation in health care today. I think he was hoping for a sexy technology tip, like an app that’s catching fire in the expert patient communities I follow. Nope. I’ve said it […]
Never assume that what you are seeing or experiencing is everyone else’s reality.
Atul Gawande can shine a bright spotlight, even with just a few tweets. On Saturday he linked to an article about new social media guidelines for physicians which states: Aside from not “friending” patients [on Facebook], the guidelines also recommend the following to physicians: • Don’t use text messaging for medical interactions, even with established […]