e-Patient Dave DeBronkart, Jan 8
The horrible usability of many of today’s EMRs has understandably caused a lot of bitching from their users (clinicians). e-Patient Dave totally empathizes and wants it fixed, but does anyone remember what visit notes used to look like before we had EMR? Dave shows us his own visit notes from an ENT appointment in 2009 and it isn’t pretty. If you have stories of patient harm or danger as a result of such unclear notes, Dave is collecting instances of such things.
Andy Mychkovsky, Jan 7
In order to celebrate the next decade (although the internet is confused whether it’s actually the end of the decade…), Andy takes a step back and lists his picks for the 9 most influential healthcare companies of the 2010s. Here’s a unique listing of companies that spanned the gamut of redefining health care for a variety of good and bad reasons. If your company is left off, there’s always next decade…
Kim Bellard, Jan 6
How are hypersonic missiles related to healthcare? It turns out this technology is a great analogy for healthcare—we knew that the technology for hypersonic missiles was possible and knew we’d need it at some point, but we had other, more expensive, more traditional priorities. The future of healthcare is going to be a lot like hypersonic missiles. It will come fast. It won’t look like what we’re used to. It will arrive before we’re really ready for it or can react to it. And it won’t come as a complete surprise.