The future of the doctor’s visit is the topic of innumerable conference lectures, policy forecasts, and venture capital meetings. Will we all go to community clinics under single-payer health care? Will doctors’ offices shut down as on-demand house calls prosper? Will IBM Watson figure out what that pink mole is? Continue reading Could a freshly designed patient experience revolutionize the doctor’s visit?
1. She has slept for 3 hours in the last 48. 2. On his first day of residency, a vindictive doctor sent him on an errand to a nonexistent department just to watch him suffer. On … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why A Young Doctor Will Die By Suicide
Could we lose hundreds, perhaps thousands, of physicians to bad software? I’ve written about doctors’ frustrations with software before, but recent studies have now linked electronic health records (EHR) to physician burnout. That means the software that runs billing and medical records and occupies doctors’ hands and eyes for much of the work day is a direct contributor to feelings of apathy toward patients and medicine, depressed or angry mood, cynicism and lack of feelings of accomplishment. Continue reading Until we fix electronic medical records, we’ll keep losing good physicians
The Indian party was in full swing. The ladies gossiped in the kitchen and rolled dough, and the men smoked and sipped whiskey in the den. One of our ‘uncles’ popped a second gulab jamun sweet in his mouth, prompting a raised eyebrow from one of the doctors in attendance. Continue reading A Little Bit of Diabetes
In America, though, we permit just about anyone to accumulate lethal weapons–like the AR-15 assault rifle responsible for so many mass shootings–with the power to end many people’s lives. Continue reading Obtaining an assault rifle should be as difficult as becoming a doctor
Medicine is going through growing and shrinking pains at the same time. Conferences like MedX illuminate where we are falling short with our patients and where opportunities for change exist. Continue reading Docs seek balance between tech advances, patient empathy