Last week, I met with one of our collaborators who had some wonderful insight into the note-taking process and general vision of this project. She shared some wonderful articles with me but one, in particular, stands out. This article, titled The Downside of Healthcare Design, does a wonderful job of articulating some of the struggles with designing for healthcare companies. I would encourage everyone to read it. One line stands out:
Happier clinicians should conceivably create improved patient experiences and, thus, should beget a higher loyalty.
This is exactly the idea I’ve been thinking. I’m hopeful that in a few years’ time, we will be able to track with some certainty the causation of happier and healthier physicians with better patient outcomes and patient experiences.
I also spent some time working on better understanding clinical note language. Part of our app will rely on Natural Language Processing(NLP) to help a physician create and manage clinical documentation. I’m working on a way to document and link together various words, sentences, and phrases within a note. Sound confusing? It is for me too. Hopefully, I am able to provide some more clarity on that in the coming weeks.
This past week, I was reminded of a book by Simon Sinek called Together is Better. This book sits on a shelf right above my desk for easy access. This book reminds me that our best work won’t happen in isolation but with others around us. I am thankful for everyone so far who has lent their voice to this process and has help craft what we’re building.
This week I’m working on:
That’s it for this week!
See ya next week!