The Evolution of Technology in the Healthcare Workspace – Fun Friday

Is it Friday? I’m never sure on these odd weeks that include the holiday. I’ve thought it was Friday about 3 different times this week. I guess that’s the nature of weeks with a holiday in them, but today is Friday and so we’re back with another Fun Friday.

This week’s healthcare humor comes from Aaron Miri and C-Section Comics (which is a funny name in and of itself). You’re going to want to click a few times to see the full comic, but this is a pretty funny evolution to consider. I especially like the expressions on the man’s face as technology in his workspace evolves.

As someone who has long commented on the value of dual monitors, I really appreciate this comic. I’ve also been known to have a number of laptops around me as well. My wife likes to make fun of me for it, but sometimes it’s needed.

The only change I’d make to this comment is I’d add in a 2018 which includes a smart phone and a tablet. In healthcare, we should probably add a COW (Computer on Wheels) or WOW (Workstation on Wheels) if you prefer. We could also add a 2020 one where the computer is gone and the person just has a tablet and phone and then a 2025 one where they just talk to the walls and Alexa and Siri take care of it for them.

Is that the path you think technology will take in healthcare? Or do you see a different future?

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, 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, EXPO.health, 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.

   

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