Happy New Year! OK, I realize that nearly three months have passed since the holiday season but it is the first opportunity that I have had to offer this greeting to HIM&CC readers. Another equally important holiday tradition that I have yet to share is predictions for 2013, specifically with regard to technology and health … Continue reading Whatever Scares You, Do It
A little over two years ago I took a left hand turn in my career path when I joined a regional EHR program as their Project Manager. Having written and spoken about interoperability and digital health solutions, I wanted to “put my money where my mouth is” so to speak and devote my time and … Continue reading What is best for the patient?
My Dad is the classic late adopter. He waits until a technology is mainstream and nearly everyone around him is using it before he adopts. Given that he now owns and uses a computer, an iPad and, most recently, an iPhone, I have started to wonder what computing technology will emerge that is equally transformative. … Continue reading Are You Afraid of Robots?
Earlier this year a National Post article written by Sarah Boesveld on the role of failure in our children’s education served as “grist for the mill” during one of our early morning “Elgin Street Diner” think tank discussions. Entitled “In Praise of Failure”, Ms. Boesveld’s opinion piece makes the case that we should view failure … Continue reading The High Cost of (Not) Failing
While working with Bill Pascal on a joint article about the link between innovation and failure for this edition of the magazine, I reflected on how easy it is to talk about failure in the abstract and how difficult it can be to actually cope with it. I was reminded of my own failures and … Continue reading What It Takes to Fail