Say you take a new job and on the first day they present their company’s rules to you: No email can be used No Slack No team collaboration tools like Google docs No project management tools like Asana or Monday or Productboard. The only way to communicate with your new colleagues is via scheduled 10 minute one-on-one oral conversations either in a meeting room or … Continue reading Health conditions should be project managed.
Yesterday, I wrote about the advantages of asynchronous communication and problem solving from the perspective of the patient. But what about for doctors? Does it make their practice easier or harder? Are they better doctors or worse? What can asynchronous doctors do that their traditional counterparts cannot? After 7 years of practicing exclusively asynchronously, our doctors believe practicing asynchronously is far safer, more efficient, and … Continue reading The advantages of asynchronous medicine: the doctor perspective
First, let’s define “asynchronous” as “not real-time conversations.” Instead of oral conversations, it’s messaging you respond to when you have the time. Of course, jumping on a call or video is always an option when necessary. But we all know how many emails we send vs. how few out-of-the-blue calls we make in a given day. Traditional healthcare has always been a real-time oral conversation … Continue reading Why the doctor-patient relationship should move primarily online: the patient perspective.
Yesterday, I posted a chart detailing the characteristics of new and traditional primary care models. Today, I’m going to try to identify who would be a best fit for each model. The following is a primer on how primary care works, how people spend on care, and how spend can be affected by the various new models of primary care. I’m a firm believer in … Continue reading Matching the right primary care tool to the needs of each person
Sherpaa invented and pioneered Virtual Primary Care over the last 7 years. VPC is a new genre of primary care. It’s “mobile-first healthcare.” It is an ongoing relationship you have with the same doctors, that offers cost-effective care conveniently delivered online via a secure, HIPAA-compliant mobile and web app. VPC’s main mode of communication and problem solving is via messaging, photos, health data, phone, and … Continue reading What is Virtual Primary Care?