I gave a talk on implementing self tracking in my medical practice at the Medicine X 2012 Conference at Stanford on September 28, 2012. A bit of perspective on the health care system and its shortcomings provided an introduction to… Continue reading
The latest post from my self-tracking blog: The Quantified Doctor, describing some of the devices we’re testing to see how they can empower patients take control of their own health.
These include BodyTrack, Zeo, Bodymedia, Withings, Emwave, and others.
Published at Fierce Healthcare on March 5, 2010
As a physician who works as a hospitalist and a primary-care doctor, I understand the complexity of discharging a patient from the hospital, and all the moving pieces that must come together to successfully transition a patient back to the outpatient setting. If even one link in the chain fails, a patient often ends up back in the emergency department and/or readmitted to the hospital as, in hospital-speak, a “bounce-back.”
These readmissions are like a canary in a coal mine, Continue reading
Published at Hospital Impact on September 15, 2010
The clinical scenario is familiar to many doctors.
An elderly man arrives at California Pacific Medical Center’s emergency department in San Francisco at 11 p.m. on a Saturday by ambulance, unconscious and severely ill. A neighbor had called 911 after he failed to answer the phone or door. No friends or relatives are available, and the man has never visited this emergency department before.
The treating doctors must Continue reading