Digital disruption: Why “Move Fast and Break Things” Doesn’t Work Anymore

This is a fascinating write-up and requires an in-depth understanding of how it translates to the complex and fascinating domain of patients with cancer. Over the coming decades, however, agility will take on a new meaning: the ability to explore multiple domains at once and combine them into something that produces value. We’ll need computer … Continue reading Digital disruption: Why “Move Fast and Break Things” Doesn’t Work Anymore

Innovation: Health Care Innovation to What End? Asking the Right Questions

It is a fantastic talk by Alice Chen and I think the key takeaway from her presentation is this: “The innovation that health care truly needs is not a shiny, new piece of technology or a quick fix. It’s not about more new and different things to do,” Chen says. “It’s about new and different … Continue reading Innovation: Health Care Innovation to What End? Asking the Right Questions

Why Hospitals Never Have Enough Nurses: The Explanatory Power of “Prasad’s Law” of Wealth Concentration

The conclusion is harsh, but there's a truth that merits a broader discussion. Medical healthcare delivery is expensive because the "market forces" determine the costs of payouts. There is no "fixed cost" to the procedures (emphasis mine) Vinay Prasad, the hematologist-oncologist who, with Adam Cifu, wrote Ending Medical Reversal and who hosts the Plenary Sessionpodcasts, … Continue reading Why Hospitals Never Have Enough Nurses: The Explanatory Power of “Prasad’s Law” of Wealth Concentration

How to be productive: Lowering the barrier for “activation energy”

Last but not least, lower the barrier for achieving productivity nirvana: Achor described the importance of minimizing what he calls “activation energy,” or the amount of effort it takes to get from doing nothing to doing whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish..... The success of his new strategy led Achor to develop something called … Continue reading How to be productive: Lowering the barrier for “activation energy”

How to be productive: Break Up with Your Bad Habits

By realising that you have "bad habits" (and getting an awareness) would help you to gain a better insight into being productive. Over the past 20 years, I’ve researched ways to create a better method by bringing the scientific and clinical practices together. My time spent studying the behavioral neuroscience of how habits form, and … Continue reading How to be productive: Break Up with Your Bad Habits