Friday, September 26, 2014

This Week in EID Episode 22

Sometimes it surprises me which articles get the most response.  I leave the sophisticated analytics to Keith, but when I cross-post on LinkedIn groups I see how many comments and likes the discussion gets.  Sometimes I participate but other times it seems to be doing quite nicely on its own. 

For the past couple of days, the Ed Tech article from Tuesday has been lighting it up.  The thrust of the discussion is about the contrast between designs that focus on promoting real education and those that are geared towards business metrics – cheaper, wider distribution, spiffy tech, long features lists to promote – you know the drill here.  Keith and I are already queueing up education-related topics for the future, maybe one a week.

Another topic that seems to be getting traction, although it is early still, is Wednesday's article on the hospital user experience and how it can improve health outcomes.  We have long known about the power of positive thinking.  It shouldn’t be a surprise that when patients are treated with dignity they experience less pain, fewer side effects, and heal faster.  Turns out, care-givers do better too.  Fewer errors, more efficient and effective care.  So I already have another one of these on my list – perhaps for early October.

Thursday’s post that cited the Daily Tech News Show was fun because the host contacted me on Twitter with some great compliments on my article.  I often get retweeted, but Tom took some real personal time.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that.

And then the one that I thought would get the most comments didn’t.  That was Monday’s article on behavioral nudges in the insurance industry.  Usually the behavioral science folks are pretty reliable commenters on LinkedIn.  But not this week.