Health Tech Reads: Medical Improv by Beth Boynton

Medical Improv by Beth Boynton was a really interesting read for me as I've talked to hospital systems about burnout and dealt with process improvement. So many errors in medicine are part of communication problems. Beth Boynton, RN, MS gives 15 practical tools that you can use to improve communication. 

I was reminded of a new Saturday Night Live sketch we could name- The Hospital. I would invite Patrick Dempsey and - What other famous doctors do we need to have on our improv sketch? We will discuss the book tonight on Twitter at @Healthtechreads and have 4 prompts for conversation.  ManageUpPRM is also contributing to a giveaway for this week. Their platform helps organize operations and engage employees. Maybe they can help launch a show about Medical Improv.

If you haven't finished the book yet- it's a great book for improving communication and you can get it HERE.

Questions for #HTREADS

#HTREADS QUESTION 1
HOW CAN IMPROV IMPROVE HEALTHCARE? WHAT ARE SOME USE CASES FROM THE BOOK OR THAT YOU CAN THINK OF FROM YOUR HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE?

#HTREADS QUESTION 2
WHO SHOULD LEAD IMPROV AT A HOSPITAL? WOULD IT WORK IN PLACES YOU HAVE WORKED OR RECEIVED CARE?

#HTREADS QUESTION 3
THE QUOTE "I HAD TO WORK OVERTIME WHEN MY KIDS WERE LITTLE" COULD BE A PROMPT FOR MEDICAL WORK CULTURE. WHAT ARE THINGS YOU HAVE HEARD AT WORK THAT COULD BE PROMPTS FOR CONVERSATION?

#HTREADS QUESTION 4
HOW IS SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AFFECTED BY AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM? WHAT MESSAGES DO WE GIVE OFF WITHOUT KNOWING?

 

Medical Improv

Nov 28 Health Tech Reads is Taking a break! After that join us December 5 for Dr. Rana Awdish and her book "In Shock" There is a great summary HERE.