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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….

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from the inside out

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from the inside out

The Sharp Index, a non-profit dedicated to reducing physician suicide through awareness and data science, recently recognized CareAlign CEO Subha Airan-Javia, MD with the ‘Best Health Tech Innovator’ award for physician burnout and suicide prevention.

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 the...

When Giving the Benefit of the Doubt Isn’t a Good Thing

When Giving the Benefit of the Doubt Isn’t a Good Thing

The Sharp Index, a non-profit dedicated to reducing physician suicide through awareness and data science, recently recognized CareAlign CEO Subha Airan-Javia, MD with the ‘Best Health Tech Innovator’ award for physician burnout and suicide prevention.

The Critical Role Family Plays in Patient Care

The Critical Role Family Plays in Patient Care

With COVID comes solitude and separation. In a hospital setting it often means no family or friends. This has had profound impacts on care and reminds me of why it’s so important to have loved ones near. Not just for the traditional reason: because patients and their...

When “This is the way” becomes “This is the ONLY way”

When “This is the way” becomes “This is the ONLY way”

  It’s Friday night, and I just finished up another long day of virtual meetings ending with one where I failed to explain something that I believe to be obvious, so I’m opening a bottle of wine and reflecting. How did this become standard practice? Clinicians in...

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