We love a good laugh here at Healthcare IT Today and some of the best laughs come from really creative “approaches” to really serious challenges. In today’s edition of “Fun Friday” we’re talking about Fall Prevention and Obesity. Both of these are major challenges that are costing the healthcare system a lot of money. So, I think you’ll enjoy these creative cartoons about these two important challenges.
— Sean Hagey (@SeanHagey) August 6, 2018
— (S)carrie Conrad (@ExperimentsRFun) October 6, 2019
Ok, the first one is just pretty funny because it is actually a pretty good solution to the problem. It’s not a practical solution, but it’s a cartoon after all. It also reminds me that while tech can help facilitate a number of solutions to problems in healthcare, we also have to be careful to remember that tech is not the cure all and that many solutions require little to no technology.
The second cartoon is actually a little rude. I’m sure no doctor would ever act like that. Although, it does also highlight the real challenge we face in being able to influence patients’ behavior to keep them healthy. This cartoon might resonate with me and my health a little too much.
Have a great weekend!