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Friday, January 04, 2019

Surely This Is Much Too Obvious To Be News In Late 2018 - Seems Not!

This appeared last week:

Doctors are asking Silicon Valley engineers to spend more time in the hospital before building apps

Published Fri, Dec 28 2018 • 9:38 AM EST | Updated Fri, Dec 28 2018 • 12:43 PM EST

Key Points
  • Richard Zane, an emergency room physician, developed a program so that engineers can understand the clinician’s workflow before they build their products
  • RxRevu is one start-up that shadows Zane on the job.
  • In the Bay Area, it’s become common for doctors to invite technologists from Google and elsewhere to follow them on the job.
As an emergency room physician, Richard Zane often considers how software can help him with patients. The problem is that engineers and doctors are from different worlds.
Zane, who’s also the chief innovation officer at UCHealth in Colorado, said that most technologists he’s met have never seen the inner workings of a hospital and don’t have a deep understanding of what doctors want and need.
“We found that tech companies more often than not had a preconceived notion of how health care worked,” Zane told CNBC. They’ve “gone very far down the path of building a product” without that input, he said.
Zane decided one way to bridge the gap was by inviting in developers from companies to see how he works. For now, that involves monitoring how he uses computers and other software tools to document and make decisions, but keeping them out of the operating environment and away from patient information.
However, “if there were a good reason to do it, like we wanted to build a surgical tool, we would ask patients for their consent,” Zane said.
Across the country, as more funding than ever pours into digital health, technologists are realizing that selling to doctors is more challenging than they expected. So spending time with clinicians by observing medical procedures and sitting in on consultations are some of the ways they’re getting up to speed.
Lots more here:
All I can say this seems to me to be about two decades late, but who’s counting.
Just amazing!


Dr Ian Colclough said...

It's more than amazing David. It spotlights brilliantly what lies at the core of so many extraordinarily costly, deeply troubled and hugely disruptive, all-encompassing health IT projects. My Health Record is no exception.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately they are not building bridges across canyons, or submarines, or space ships, or inter continental ballistic missiles

Anonymous said...

Maybe they are all off working for Tim Kelsey Pty. he has boasted this on Twitter

2019 will be the year #myhealthrecord supports the safety of health and care for most Australians, #securemessaging goes national and #interoperability standards are developed. It will be a vital year - thank you to all who work so hard to deliver #digitalhealth

Nice but dim

Anonymous said...

Having looked at the NHS NICE and their ministers announcements, Timmy is simply doing a copy and paste. I am interested in what he thinks “license to operate” actually means in reality. The ADHA is not a regulartory body. Without a CCA mechanism for product and in operation this will go nowhere.

Vendors and healthcare organisations are businesses so there will need to be something in it for them and a wish to share and an understanding and acceptance of those consequences.

Anonymous said...

Timmy is a particular personality type - understand that and you understand Timmy and the way he operates. A good psychiatrist should be able to help you understand.