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Dr. Secan’s Insights

Thoughts from a Practicing Hospitalist & medaptus’ Chief Medical Officer.

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20 Years of Medicine

There have been a lot of jokes about how awful a year 2020 has been, with a pandemic, quarantines, police violence, social unrest, and even invasive murder hornets.  However, it’s also the 20th anniversary of the founding of medaptus.  While I wasn’t here from the beginning, I’ve been with medaptus for almost ten years, and have seen a lot of…
Ryan Secan
July 23, 2020
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Software Design That is Intuitive Versus Prohibitive

I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but I need to take a minute to talk about some glitchy things that as a physician technologist, really make me crazy. Since I work at several different hospitals as a hospitalist, we can avoid naming names.  At one facility, there are multiple IT-related problems that are not being addressed despite…
Ryan Secan
July 8, 2020
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Hospitalist perspective: on being a patient

So, I had what felt like a unique experience today:  I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned.  Now this isn’t unique because I’d never done it before (thankfully no dental issues) – it was my first real experience as a patient in the COVID-19 era.  I got just the smallest taste of what my patients are experiencing.…
Ryan Secan
July 2, 2020
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Hospitalist perspective: I wonder what my dog thinks. . .

In my normal, everyday life, I live with my wife, two kids, and my mother-in-law.  She’s in great health without significant comorbidities, however, I’d be very concerned about her outcome if she picked up COVID-19.  As a practicing hospitalist I’ve been taking care of lots of patients who are sick with COVID-19, and given my exposures, it didn’t make sense…
Ryan Secan
May 7, 2020
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Doctor Stock Photo #FAILS

I'm a practicing hospitalist and also the Chief Medical Officer here at medaptus. It is in this latter role that I find myself looking at stock medical photos and often as per the request of our marketing team.  I may be crafting a presentation or advising on our website, or I may be on the receiving end of a pitch. …
Ryan Secan
February 26, 2020
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Workflow Management by Ryan Secan, MD

I had a very interesting discussion here on day #2 of the SHM Leadership Academy.  I was speaking with a potential client of our ASSIGNCARE product suite, and to continue the theme from yesterday, we were discussing workload management. Workload Management About a year or so ago, I heard Dr John Nelson give a talk about workload, and one of…
Ryan Secan
November 10, 2019