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Where Are The Creative Doctors?

Where Are The Creative Doctors?

Just as we delight in how ancient kung-fu masters took  inspiration from movements of animals such as the praying mantis, the crane (panda?), I was amazed by how an Argentinean car mechanic was inspired from a tool used to pull wine corks out of a bottle to invent something entirely out of his field: a...
Medicaid As A Catalyst For Community Change

Medicaid As A Catalyst For Community Change

In California, it’s a tale almost worthy of Hollywood.In 2008, Alex Briscoe, the Director of Alameda County’s Health Care Services Agency, stood watching a demonstration against the police after the shooting of a young black man, Oscar Grant III, by a white police officer.  He was there with the Medical Director of the Emergency Medical...
The Most Important Person in Primary Care Today... Ain’t a Doctor!

The Most Important Person in Primary Care Today… Ain’t a Doctor!

One of the highlights and first deliverables of the data-driven revolution in the NHS is the five star ratings and feedback system at NHS Choices, which allows patients to rate their experiences with GPs surgeries. In theory it should allow everyone to make informed choices about the care they receive and who they receive it...
An Entrepreneur On The Inside: How A Seattle Doctor Is Redefining Patient-Clinician Communication

An Entrepreneur On The Inside: How A Seattle Doctor Is Redefining Patient-Clinician Communication

A sheet of paper reading “Digital Health” covers Suite 250‘s original office sign at the  Springbrook building of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Inside are two offices and a cubicle for three full-time staff comprising the Digital Health Department. Pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP, and author of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Seattle Mama Doc Blog, accepted...
Meet Florian Otto, Sales Vice President at ZocDoc

Meet Florian Otto, Sales Vice President at ZocDoc

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Doctors and Management Consulting Florian Otto is the Sales Vice President at ZocDoc. Florian utilizes his extensive expertise in both healthcare and business to oversee ZocDoc’s local and enterprise sales teams. He is helping the company build and manage its growing sales force. Florian focuses specifically on...
Doctor Goes Entrepreneur - And What Management Consulting Has To Do With It

Doctor Goes Entrepreneur – And What Management Consulting Has To Do With It

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Doctors and Management Consulting In my last posts I laid out why management consulting can be a promising alternative to clinical routine for doctors. However, the question on ‘what happens next?’ remains unresolved. A management-consulting career lasts two to three years on average. And then?...
How Medicine Should Be - Larry Weed's Grand Ground from 1971

How Medicine Should Be – Larry Weed’s Grand Ground from 1971

Many people think that medicine is an art, but it’s not. Good medicine is not guessing, but problem-orientated thinking. Watch the video of Grand Rounds by Larry Weed, the famous propagator of the medical record. More than 40 years have passed since this Grand Round took place, yet, it’s more relevant and true than ever....
The Astute Observation that Digital Health is Going to Change the Way We View Healthcare -DHF13 Recap with Vishal Gulati

The Astute Observation that Digital Health is Going to Change the Way We View Healthcare -DHF13 Recap with Vishal Gulati

MedCrunch: We loved attending the DHF13 event; it was really informative and refreshing. We particularly enjoyed the coziness and familiarity created between the audience and the speakers that gave way to really excellent conversations. Could you please give us some general thoughts about the event and also tell us what the highlights were for you?...
Realising the need for Wellthcare

Realising the need for Wellthcare

This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Wellthcare As the Clinical Editor of TEDMED, I have been lucky enough to speak to some of the biggest thinkers and innovators in health care. Their thoughts and actions are inspiring, but as I sat stage-side at the 2013 event I struggled to shake off...
10 Tips on Being a Good Doctor from MedCrunch

10 Tips on Being a Good Doctor from MedCrunch

When reading the infamous Ten Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy I instantly thought about how these rules could be applied to competent, modern doctors. I gave it a try and came up...
THINKING OUT OF THE BOX - Why doctors are the heroes of management consulting

THINKING OUT OF THE BOX – Why doctors are the heroes of management consulting

What is management consulting? Why can consulting be interesting for medical doctors? And especially: what’s in for the doctors? Read all about it in this post!

Only When We Learn How To Die Then We Learn How To Live

Only When We Learn How To Die Then We Learn How To Live

The headline of this post comes from a book called Tuesday with Morrie. Maybe some of you read it. The quote has been used by a Singapore-based physician named Dr. Richard Teo, who not only millions as a physician but also mingled with the rich and famous.