From Pinterest and Septris to the Patient of the Future
Too many people are not going to see their doctors on a regular basis and they need to be educated on why that is a bad idea. No printed or interactive forum can replace a trained medical professional.
Like many “self-quanters,” Smarr wears a Fitbit to count his every step, a Zeo to track his sleep patterns, and a Polar WearLink that lets him regulate his maximum heart rate during exercise.
DS: What are you hoping to come away with from the conference?
TL: I do hope I can meet Berci in person and ask him how he has so much energy to tweet and write on his blog every single day
- PulsePoint: PulsePoint empowers individuals, within covered communities, the ability to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR.
Ryan Jones, MD, an internist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who is less than two years out of residency, realizes it could come off as showy if she stands over the shoulder of older colleagues, offering suggestions on how to become more tech savvy.
“I do definitely try to be very sweet about it,” she said. Her methods have proven successful as colleagues generally have welcomed the advice — just as she welcomes their unsolicited advice on ways to be a better internist.