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Three Themes From Epic App Orchard Conference

Three Themes From Epic App Orchard Conference

We recently attended the Epic App Orchard conference and for those of you who were unable to attend we thought we’d share what we saw. 1 - Epic’s ambitions for the App Orchard are clear:Epic would like to have an ecosystem as robust as Apples App Marketplace where all...

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

From the beginning of time, (wo)mankind has developed tools to make us more efficient. While on the face of it, Medicine has been a proud beneficiary of this innovation, the preponderance of medical inventions in recent decades have been focused on molecular discoveries, or devices to support procedural skills. For example:
Scanners of all types: CT, MRI, advanced surgical imaging guidance etc. → Equivalencies: radar, sonar, etc.
Remote monitoring equipment of all sorts → Equivalencies: The internet, wearables, etc.
A myriad of surgical tools ranging from the scalpel to the machines that enable us to operate at the microscopic level → Equivalencies: robotics to everything in the military
And so much more….

Caring For Those Who Care For Us

Caring For Those Who Care For Us

I’m new to healthcare so some things that seem normal and even “old news” to industry insiders are still shocking to me. Case in point: the welfare of individual providers of care. I was recently reading about how we (in healthcare) should move from the triple to...