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

49% Screen Time 27% Face Time – Doctors And Patients

A study conducted by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, the American Medical Association (AMA), Sharp End Advisory, and the Australian Institute of Health Innovation observed 57 U.S. providers who practiced cardiology, family medicine, orthopedics, or internal medicine in four states. This … Read More

Realistic Work Life Balance – Surgeon and Parent

  Nigel Marsh explains that “certain job and career choices are incompatible with being meaningfully engaged on a daily basis with a young family.”  He jokingly states that casual Friday is not going solve this problem and outside entities aren’t … Read More

5 Things Human Scribes Do

Below are 5 things our human scribes do everyday: Our scribes can decipher audio between two different people with two different speaking styles and/or accents. Our scribes can decipher physician’s patient encounters that have multiple people in a room.  For … Read More

Clicking In An EMR

Something to think about.  How many mouse clicks per day would it take an average surgeon to complete his patient’s charts?  I decided to get a rough estimate of this by counting the clicks I require to paste a chart … Read More

Errors – How Many Can You Handle?

PC World cites speech recognition as one of Microsoft’s big weaknesses. The article states that there have been significant advances in the equipment used to record audio and store audio but the actual deciphering of audio is still behind.   … Read More