We need to be better than this
We shouldn't be ok with what the standards are telling
You know the feeling.
You’re sitting at your desk as the clock ticks toward 5 pm. There’s a half-drunk, lukewarm coffee, and a blinking cursor on the computer screen in front of you.
As you get ready to call it a day, you think to yourself: What did I actually get done today?
But the answer eludes you.
You sent some emails. You attended some meetings. You shuffled some slides around in a PowerPoint deck. You had lunch with a colleague. You made some phone calls. But there’s little trace of tangible achievement.
You go home, only to return the next day to rinse and repeat, ending the day with the same nagging feeling, I’m not sure what I accomplished today.
This is the plight of the modern knowledge worker. It stems in part from a false expectation—that the output of a knowledge worker should resemble that of a manual worker.
If you’re a manual worker on an assembly line, you’re producing tangible goods. Your outputs are the steel rods, the appliances, and the widgets you help assemble. In manual work, input translates to output, often in a nice linear and predictable line.
But knowledge work doesn’t function this way. The output of the knowledge worker is far less tangible. Knowledge workers assemble decisions. They sell influence. They make change happen.
There's a revolution happening in healthcare, and it's time for primary care to take a new shape.
In this article, we'll explore how ultrasound technology is poised to change the way you receive medical care—and why it should be done outside the hospital setting.
The first ultrasound machine was invented 60 years ago, but it wasn't until recently that its potential has been realized. Now we're seeing machines that can be used at home, in pharmacies, and in mobile Medicare teams (allowing for continuous monitoring of bodily functions), as well as machines that autonomously carry out a risk assessment of tissues, smart image processing, segmentation, and reporting of medical images to doctors.
By using these machines, doctors can monitor patients' complications anywhere and instantly.
New research suggests celebs injecting serums to live longer are wasting their time.
A study published this week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that people who drink 1.5 to 3.5 cups of coffee a day (even if they add a little bit of sugar to it!) had a lower mortality rate than people who didn’t drink any coffee. The researchers, who studied 171,000 people in the UK over a seven-year period, found that coffee drinkers were 30% less likely to die during the study period than the coffee-less.