News You Can Use – Tech Titans, MRI Tales, and EHR Woes: Unraveling May’s Healthcare Insights
This Month's Episode
This month’s episode of “News you can Use” on Healthcare NOW Radio features news from the month of May 2023.
Trillion Dollar Chips
This month ChatGPT continues to be a focus and trending topic and we discuss the affirmation of this technology with the news of NVIDIA’s financial results almost catapulting them to the rarefied air of the Trillion Dollar Club. We dive into the GPU chips produced and a little of that history and context. Craig discusses in detail his experience explaining his own MRI taken as part of his challenge with back pain.
Craig dates himself as he details the book he wished he had bought which was offered as an index of the Internet (I have good news for him – an old copy of the New Rider’s Official Internet and World Wide Web Yellow Pages is available at AbeBooks).
Social Media Mayhem
We discuss the recent public Health Advisory by the Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy “Surgeon General Issues New Advisory About Effects Social Media Use Has on Youth Mental Health” and wonder if we need regulations to help manage these negative effects.
We touch upon an article in JAMA that discusses the impact of electronic health records (EHRs) on healthcare team communication and well-being, emphasizing the importance of reversing the trend of reduced personal interactions among clinicians. The article comes to the same conclusion most of us had already reached
The EHR has allowed or even promoted fewer person-to-person interactions among clinicians.
We should take action to reverse this trend.
Listen in to hear our take on the EpicResearch papers “Opioids Plus Gabapentin Associated with Increased Risk of Opioid Use Disorder Over Opioids Alone” and “Stroke and Blood Clotting Disorders Rare After Monovalent and Bivalent COVID Vaccination” and we close by saying farewell to “Simply the Best”.
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For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
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