Physician Burnout, Data Scientists, Facebook, and Patient Engagement

It’s been quite a while since I did a Twitter round up and so I thought it would be fun to take a quick look around the Twittersphere to see what people are sharing. You all probably already know you can follow me anytime on Twitter (@techguy) or the Healthcare Scene Twitter account (@HealthcareScene). We’re always sharing and connecting with others in the healthcare IT community.

Now, without further ado, some tweets I saw that stood out to me and a little bit of short commentary (some might say snark) on each.

The physician burnout problem is a really challenging one with no simple, turn-key solutions. I like what Gabe Charbonneau, MD is doing to try and help #FightBurnout.

We definitely need more data scientists in healthcare. It always brings up the question of whether it’s easier to teach data science to healthcare people or healthcare to data scientists. This graphic from Tamara explains why many aren’t getting into data science (this is complex stuff) and it makes the case for why healthcare should embrace data scientists who know their stuff even if they don’t know healthcare.

I’ve been seeing a series of Tweets like this from people who are leaving Facebook. What do you think? Do you trust Facebook? Do you trust any social media platform? I’d love to get your thoughts.

I think that all of us hope that Colin is right! On that note, go and get or give a Savvy Coop membership as part of their membership drive. It’s an amazing organization that is the epitome of patient engagement. Plus, you could win a free trip to #HIMSS19 or other great prizes thanks to OneView. Go sign up for a membership now.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

1 Comment

  • John – this is a great roundup, thank you for sharing. Your point about needing more data scientists in healthcare is right on point, particularly as interoperability becomes more prevalent. We are going to be left with these massive data sets all over the country that a proper DS can use to uncover clinically relevant insights to improve the practice of medicine. This is an incredibly exciting time!

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