(This is one of a series of blog posts addressing workflow and wearable themes at this year’s Healthcare Unbound conference. Head on over to Seven Posts About Wearable Workflow And Healthcare Unbound and read them in sequence! For introductions to healthcare workflow tech, see my five-part series or my 42-minute Youtube video.)
— Charles Webster MD (@wareFLO) November 22, 2014
I usually write a series of blog posts I tweet during health IT-related conferences (most recently HFMA, HBMA, MGMA, AMIA, RSNA…). So I really perked my ears when I found out about an important theme at this year’s Healthcare Unbound, the future of healthcare wearable devices and services. I strongly believe that success or failure of wearable technology in healthcare depends on getting “wearable workflow” right!
Below is a list of topics, each with a short description or teaser. I came at wearables in healthcare from a healthcare work improvement perspective. However, as patients more-and-more become members of the care team, the same workflow tech that facilitates care coordination increasingly includes the patient. (See: Patient Experience And Engagement, Workflow And Workflow Tech.)
The next blog post in this series is Batteries, Workflow, & Stigma Are Biggest Barriers To Wearable Tech.
Links to all seven posts in this series:
Interestingly, all three involve different senses of the word, “power”
- Batteries store and release power.
- Power is the rate of performing work. It’s influenced by workflow.
- Stigmatization involves power struggle.
But this observation is just a hook to get you read the post!
- What’s an application platform?
- How have application platforms evolved since the sixties?
- What’s a wearable workflow platform?
- Consumer and patients wearing wearables: Not Google Glass.
- Clinicians and healthcare workers: Google Glass
- Hands free info and notifications, plus remote video sharing…
I average five different forecasts of the size of the wearables market in 2018. Then halve.
This post is a little different. I’m a maker. I have Google Glass. I like Intel’s new Edison microprocessor. I describe my experience, motivations, and Internet of Things wish list.
(This was one of a series of blog posts addressing workflow and wearable themes at this year’s Healthcare Unbound conference. Head on over to Seven Posts About Wearable Workflow And Healthcare Unbound and read them in sequence! For introductions to healthcare workflow tech, see my five-part series or my 42-minute Youtube video.)