Nice piece in Wired today: Why Telemedicine Needs to Redesign the Doctor’s Appointment. Essentially, I again make the case that video visits with doctors are essentially a bunch of nonsense. First of all, video visits with random strangers is weird and when things are weird they don’t become ingrained cultural behaviors.  Here’s how online communication with doctors should work: Ninety-eight percent of online communication should … Continue reading

To the man who taught me how to fish, shoot a bow, live off the land at age 6 (it was the height of the Cold War), waterski, hunt for morels, catch some fish and fry them up over a fire along the banks of the White River, how to live in an Airstream, how to drive an old WWII army jeep up some Ozark … Continue reading

Sherpaa does to the world what email and texting did to the phone and handwritten letters.

Prior to the invention of email, texts, and within-app messaging, we depended on things like telephones and meetings to communicate, relay messages and make decisions. Everything had to happen “synchronously.” Communication was difficult, decisions took longer to make, and execution of a strategy depended on expensive, time-consuming meetings. This was a pain, it was complex, and for the most part highly inefficient. Especially when considering … Continue reading Sherpaa does to the world what email and texting did to the phone and handwritten letters.

This is Spencer. He’s awesome. For the past year, he’s done a ridiculously important job here at Sherpaa. He’s served as the doctors’ go to person for anything and everything they need to efficiently practice their best medicine and make everyone’s lives run smoothly. But we’re very sad that he’s moving back to California and will be leaving us. That means we have to fill … Continue reading