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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...

The need for Interoperability: What I Learned Through my Experience

The need for Interoperability: What I Learned Through my Experience

In this article, I want to share my own experience of interacting with three medical institutions in one day. What started out as a normal weekend morning – some quality time with my two-year-old – turned into a day consumed by visits to two different ERs and a...

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...

CareAlign CEO Wins Sharp Index Award for Burnout

CareAlign CEO Wins Sharp Index Award for Burnout

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.

New Name, Same Mission – Welcome to CareAlign

New Name, Same Mission – Welcome to CareAlign

Our mission has always been to bring patients and providers closer together through better designed technology. Making it easier for clinicians to #DoTheRightThing and enabling them to focus on patient care – is at the top of our priority list. Today, as we transition...

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