Holograms to the Rescue

By KIM BELLARD Google is getting much (deserved) publicity for its Project Starline, announced at last week’s I/O conference.  Project Starline is a new 3D video chat capability that promises to make your Zoom experience seem even more tedious.  That’s great, but I’m...

Death, Taxes — and Paperwork

By KIM BELLARD Tuesday, in case you missed it, was the deadline for filing your 2020 federal taxes (it was postponed  from its usual April 15 date due to “the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic”).  Nothing, Benjamin Franklin famously said, is certain but...

“Tell Me More”

By HANS DUVEFELT Words can be misleading. Medical terms work really well when shared between clinicians. But we can’t assume our patients speak the same language we do. If we “run with” whatever key words we pick up from our patient’s chief complaint, we can easily...

A Timex Healthcare System

By KIM BELLARD Those of us of a certain age remember the Timex slogan that bragged about its watches’ durability: “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking.”  A recent article about our military, of all things, made me wish we had a healthcare system that prized that...