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5 Causes of Physician-Anesthesiologist Burnout

5 Causes of Physician-Anesthesiologist Burnout

As physician burnout continues to be a severe and worsening epidemic in the United States, among anesthesiologists in particular it can pose an even bigger danger in healthcare. Anesthesiology as a specialty suffers higher degrees of burnout, according to an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) abstract from a survey of resident and attending physicians in orthopaedic surgery and anesthesiology at urban medial centers who responded anonymously in 2017 to determine signs of burnout an...
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Anesthesiologists Tech Talk in #ANES18

Anesthesiologists Tech Talk in #ANES18

Bridging practice to innovation was the underlying message of this year’s meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in San Francisco held this past Oct. 13 to 17. Over 10,000 anesthesiologists and other health care professionals from around the world participated. The conference chose a keynote speech on harnessing innovation by best-selling author and tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner (@joshlinkner) “Health care is in the midst of upheaval, with new technology and ...
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Top 10 Anesthesiologists to Follow on Twitter

Top 10 Anesthesiologists to Follow on Twitter

While you may think anesthesiology wouldn’t necessarily be a popular topic of discussion on social media, the ten people on this list, and others like them, tell a different story.This is something the recent Anesthesiology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on October 13 to 17 highlighted.On top of the medical discussions taking place, there were also working sessions around social media that focused on: creating a personal brand, building awareness and credibility, social media strat...
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The OR eConnections (Pre-Optimizing the Patient)

The OR eConnections (Pre-Optimizing the Patient)

When a health condition needs to be addressed and surgery is necessary, how and where does a patient begin their wellness journey? What information is shared and with whom? How does a patient get through the PeriOperative process and arrive in the operating room in the most efficient manner possible? A surgical procedure does not just ‘happen.’  It involves a process that, thankfully, is foreign to most people.  This process requires answers to specific questions, deci...
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DEFINING TODAY’S DIGITAL PATIENT

DEFINING TODAY’S DIGITAL PATIENT

Helping prevent a suicide. Connecting the elderly. Tracking the responders. Today, care communication and delivery mean more than just what occurs within the hospital. For the vulnerable, the elderly, or the military, there’s a wider range for what “healthcare” means – especially once patient care goes digital.Connecting the patient to the health provider has become a basic in patient engagement, and industry innovators are using this core value to redefine care today. Pr...
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THE DOCTOR IS IN, THE PATIENT IS NOT (The Costs of a Day-of-Surgery Cancellation)

THE DOCTOR IS IN, THE PATIENT IS NOT (The Costs of a Day-of-Surgery Cancellation)

Scene: It’s seven in the morning; operating room 1 is ready; sterile equipment unpackaged and laid per protocol; the surgeon and nurses on stand-by.The patient: fasted for 8-hours; travelled from some distance with his family, who have taken a day off from work to be with him.The anesthesiologist: Checks the patient record; cancels surgery.Another day of surgery cancellation.The waste, the anxiety, the stress, the disappointment, the blame-game, and negative effect on reputations. It all h...
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The ePatient: Empowered and Engaged Digitally

The ePatient: Empowered and Engaged Digitally

A patient is a customer. The customer is the patient. The reality of the interchangeable meanings is that either is just a person being one and the same. The customer, who receives and pays his bills, is also the patient who tries to book an appointment with his doctor by phone.
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The eDOCTOR: Connected, Assisted Digitally

The eDOCTOR: Connected, Assisted Digitally

Connected Health. Technology Enabled Care (TEC). Mobile Health (mHealth). Digital Health (dHealth) Health Technology (HealthTech). Telemedicine. Telehealth.The healthcare industry’s list of digital buzzwords is long but have two things in common: They all refer to health and the power of connectivity.  Paperless billing and electronic medical records, digital health monitors, health apps, simply put, it’s all about -  engagement, ease efficiency and outcomes.And where is th...
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LifeWIRE One of 10 patents ACT: The App Association thinks "deserve recognition for their APP-solutely awesome innovations and contribution to the global economy"

PaTENt MILLION: Celebrating Ten Million Ideas and the Importance of Intellectual Property by Catlin Irr (ACT The App Association)… Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) celebrates the issuance of their 10 millionth patent. That’s seven zeros and a whole lot of creativity. USPTO calls this feat a “milestone of human ingenuity” – we call it the representation of American leadership in the promotion of art and science and ideas. Protecting intellectual property (IP) is th...
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