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Make it easy

By Dr. Colin Coulthard |

Have you ever had one of those moments when you’re trying to get to sleep and you suddenly realise that you’ve forgotten to do something really important?

 

For me, it’s usually paying an important bill, or returning a telephone call.

 

The thing is, I mean to do it, I really do. And then I get distracted, and it doesn’t get done. And then three weeks later, I suddenly remember whilst I’m lying in bed trying to go to sleep.



In this blog post, I’m going to explain how understanding why this happens could help us in healthcare. I’m also going to give a concrete example of how working smarter could have made a recent announcement have a far greater impact...

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The problem that medical apps face...

Healthcare apps

 

We keep hearing that the solution to the workload crisis is going to involve telehealth and the greater use of “apps”. In future Mr and Mrs Smith aren’t going to have to see a GP because IT is going to provide them with the information that they need. GPs, freed from the shackles of seeing the worried well are going to have the time and resources to deal with our ageing population. Many IT providers are stepping into the breach to provide the solutions that are needed. So that’s ok then…

Well yes and no.

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