Mouse Clicking In An EMR

“The sound of medicine is not the click of a mouse. It is the human voice. Let’s bring it back.” Phrased so eloquently by Doctors John Levinson, Bruce H. Price and Vikas Saini in their article on the cumbersome aspects … Read More

Lessons From The Longest Study Ever On Happiness

    Robert Waldinger is the current Director of the Harvard study of adult development, spanning an impressive 75 years.  It tracked 724 men asking about their work, home life, and satisfaction.  The study began in 1938 with sophomores attending … Read More

Physician Burnout

Physician burnout is closely linked with stress, depression, and fear.  Many physicians are hesitant to get help as licenses can be denied due to substance abuse or depression.  There is a culture within the medical profession of pushing yourself to … Read More

5 Stresses Physicians Handle Daily

  When people think of physicians, they often jump to the prestige of the position and fail to consider the many stressful aspects of being a physician.  These are the top 5 stresses physicians handle on a daily basis, according … Read More

EMR Frustration 2013 To 2017

A study was conducted by RAND and the AMA in 2013.  It showed physicians were frustrated by electronic health records.  The big problem?  Not much has changed since 2013.  Four years later, physicians are still facing the same issues.  How do … Read More

Surgical Ergonomics Study

Researchers at the University of Buffalo, Oregon State University, and other institutions, conducted an ergonomics postural assessment in real-time (ErgoPART) study to develop a tool to assess environmental, task, and postural variables during surgical work. The study entered data that … Read More

4 Ways Surgeons Prep For Surgery

It’s easy to find information about how patients should prep for surgery.  Did you ever wonder how the top surgeons prep for surgery?  It really varies from surgeon to surgeon.  Here are a few popular preps: Sleep: This is the … Read More

Tech, Distraction, and Time

  Tristan Harris gave an interesting TED talk on how improvements in technology can prevent us from distraction.  His main point is that we need a choice in how much time we spend using our technology.  Right now we have … Read More

3 Steps To Improve Work Life Balance as a Surgeon

3 concrete steps surgeons and any busy working professional can use to improve work-life balance. Being an orthopaedic surgeon is a very demanding profession.  You have a slew of patients on clinic days for assessments and follow ups combined with … Read More

Traits Of Highly Successful Orthopaedic Surgeons

A study published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes Of Health surveyed 152 orthopaedic surgeons.  It  defined successful orthopaedic surgeons as “individuals who exert a large influence on the orthopedic field.”   A few interesting findings: What … Read More