Next week (Thursday 29th March 2018) I’m giving a couple of lectures at University College Dublin Medical School on the topics of “How would the BornMobile generation redesign Medicine?” and “The Future role of the Doctor“.
The lectures will build on the mHealth course for Healthcare Professionals that we built for the Healthcare Informatics Society but I thought it would be a good idea to crowdsource ideas here by outlining a draft skeleton of the presentations and inviting your thoughts and suggestions (easiest way is via email or the comments box below – and messages will remain private unless you request otherwise).
In appreciation of your help I’ll give you a credit at the end of the lectures (both lectures will be video recorded and shared on YouTube).
“How would the BornMobile generation redesign Medicine?“
Why the most powerful lesson I got at Medical School came from a Patient as we looked at the internet together.
- Keeping current with the tools of our time.
It’s critical we also appreciate that the mobile phone in your pocket provides the quickest way to end your career…
…or even worse.
PLEASE TAKE THESE POWERFUL DEVICES SERIOUSLY AND TAKE TIME TO LEARN HOW TO USE THEM because ‘here’s my mobile number’ is now one of the most caring things you can say to a Patient or Carer.
- Description of the Born Mobile Generation & the disconnect with modern medicine.
There’s probably not a Doctor in Ireland who wouldn’t get a sizeable GDPR fine if they were inspected today yet Cancer Research charities are paying private investigators to research the family and friends of children who have cancer, the NHS is giving away the detailed healthcare records of millions of Patients to the world’s biggest advertising company (Google) without even notifying Patients who never even had access to the same info and referral agents are paying google millions while masquerading as free helplines for drug addicts (while generating millions in finder fees for rehab services).
- Describe how the Healthcare Industry is failing to keep up with the changing needs of Patients and Carers
International Diabetes Federation: Let’s embed mHealth and make it a compulsory embedded part of care for Patients who have diabetes.
The ability to use “Voice to Text” should be an entry requirement for Medical School in 2018.
- Imagine how we could use the internet together?
- Beyond the office visit model
Nutrition, Chronic Disease and Behaviour Change Focus.
- We need to bring the tools we use socially to work
You’re probably going to start working in a Hospital that expects you to use as many as 20 different software programmes and a heap of obsolete tech like fax machines and pagers. It’s time Medical Schools required students to always carry the latest smartphone & use it in their exams because we need to prepare them for a career in which they will always have a connected smartphone (at least as powerful as an iPhone X) and your Patients will have one too. How do you plan to leverage that?
- News & Published Research Literacy training
- Online sharing of lectures
Instills Transparency, Confidence in the profession. Useful Patient information: imagine how it might help the Parent of a child on dialysis if they watched the UCD nephrology course.
UCD should pride itself on the number of Medical Schools around the world that copy their lectures. When information is cheaper to distribute than water the value you offer is determined by the quality of the information you share.
- What would the world’s best Medical School look like?
Paperless, socially connected tuition designed to teach and build team working skills.
MD FastTrack for Experienced Nurses.
International students graduating at UCD after resitting their Final year in the world’s most modern medical school.
“The Future Role of the Doctor?“
The Future Patient brings their own data – why do we need this to happen (Primary care physicians in the US spend nearly 2 hours on EHR tasks per hour of direct patient care) and what changes do we need to make to accommodate this?
Long term commitment to proving your Trustworthiness and Professionalism so that you can be an Independent impartial advisor capable of reducing over treatment and overdiagnosis and making preventative connections with Patients that will help them change their behaviours.
How do you develop trust with Patients in a world that’s upside down and while Doctors get threatened with GDPR fines the leading teaching Hospitals are being rebranded by corporations that sell Patients down the road to scammers, the world’s biggest corporation was practically seed funded by illegal drug adverts and is now selling personal data on insured Patients to rehab referral agents who masquerade as a ‘free helpline’ for addicts:
From: “Please give me 36 seconds to tell my story” to “The Doctor Can See you now & thanks to data Doctors are able to select Patients that they know, understand and feel a connection with”.
How do you prepare for a career in which you won’t be allowed to practice without a smartphone loaded with up to date content, mHealth accessories and exhaustive clinical decision support tools?
The implications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
What if you never got to diagnose a Patient? What type of a Doctor will we need when every Patient you ever meet already has a diagnosis?
Don’t strive for perfection, instead pledge to never to repeat a mistake.
UPDATE: Draft slides for first lecture: