The American Resident Project, sponsored by ThinkAnthem, is a platform for future physician leaders – medical students, residents and physicians newly in practice – to connect, explore ideas for transforming American health care delivery, and exchange their views with other health care providers and opinion leaders across the country. READ MORE
The American Resident Project is a platform that enables young physician leaders to connect, share their ideas, and explore new concepts to transform the American health care system. The following are examples of their innovation.
The age-old saying is that ‘knowledge is power.’ But what happens when you are overwhelmed with the information you need to make a decision without the understanding of how that information fits together to answer your question?
It’s 5:50 a.m. and my alarm is buzzing. It’s been going off intermittently since 5:30 a.m. Even though I really don’t need to be out of bed until 6:00 a.m., I’ve lived with myself long enough to know my biggest vice is the snooze button. I roll out of bed and get ready for the day.
I kick the sink and the warm water pours over my hands as I start the now familiar ritual. I scrub my hands intensely, from my fingertips to where my scrub sleeves end. The process takes a few minutes, before I gently rinse the soap off, again, from fingertips to the ends of my sleeves.
In the last few years, the importance of patient data has been stressed in a variety of ways. There has been increased attention on the electronic medical record (EMR), and how clinicians and patients can easily and safely access it.
As a parent of a toddler, I am constantly trying to balance my desire to teach and guide my daughter with her desire to showcase her independence. Likewise, we (doctors) must not underestimate that what we know may not be as important as self-discovery.
The ability to data share via internet groups and apps holds potential to be an incredible advancement in the future of medical treatment, research and health tracking. “Crowdsourcing” is already proving to be a relevant hot topic in the health world. But how can crowdsourcing improve, or potentially hinder, patient outcomes?
It’s important for us as medical students to recognize, as we embark on our journeys, that we’re all on the same team. Every physician and surgeon in the hospital is trying to optimize the patient’s health at the end of the day.
Collaborative, team-based health care is becoming an increasingly popular way to practice medicine. The days of a top-down approach in which doctors simply dictate care to patients who know very little about their diseases have been replaced by a 360-degree view of the health experience.
Medical innovation has ballooned this decade as entrepreneurs pitch ways to improve health care and modernize an industry. There are four big categories of exciting advancement that I’m watching, and I’ll point out a few of my favorite startups to follow in the coming years.