This is the part where I’m supposed to say something about myself like this on a resume:
“I am a fast-paced leader that is dedicated to the goal of driving the adoption and quality of ePrescribing and its related Physician Connectivity counterparts to the point of care, allowing healthcare providers to make the most informed decisions for their patients blah blah blah blah blah…..”
Okay, fair enough, that is actually completely true, as you probably won’t meet a more driven and passionate person than me. However, being the direct person that I am, here’s what I really want to say on a resume without putting in all that corporate speak gobbledygook:
First things first: I LIVE FOR THIS STUFF. Seriously. Ask anybody that knows me and they’ll tell you that I live, eat and breathe everything that physician connectivity encompasses. I truly believe that all this technology we are building and implementing has the potential to revolutionize the way we practice medicine in this country. And I say “we” because we are ALL a part of this continuum.
But maybe we need to take a step back and actually define what “physician connectivity” is. Here it goes:
Physician connectivity is any technology that allows doctors, pharmacists, payers and members to communicate with eachother so that in the end, we can lower the cost of care because the patient was able to get the right medicine at the right time for the right condition. Some of the technologies we’re talking about here are things like ePrescribing, electronic prior authorization (ePA) and clinical messaging to name a few.
I sat back for many years and watched my father suffer through heart disease, diabetes and 2 forms of cancer before he passed away earlier this year. I saw how he had literally 10 doctors at any given time, none of who knew of each other or what the others were prescribing for my father. Top that off with the fact that my dad had literally a physical paper chart that needed its own CART just to carry it around. Did I mention he was on over 50 drugs a day just to maintain, not even to get better?!?
Now mind you, I know a lot of those doctors and individually, they are all phenomenal physicians. But they didn’t have the technology and direction to communicate with each other. Don’t even get me started on his health insurance plan and PBM and how they could’ve cared less if he lived or died.
By the way, I work for a PBM and not all of them are bad, but most of us are severely disconnected when it comes to the continuum of care.
And that’s what I’m on this earth to stop: Physician DISCONNECTIVITY.
I’m just one guy though. Just a guy with a passion to save lives, help people live healthier lives and allow doctors to actually work a normal work week and not spend 80 hours a week just maintaining people. Can I make a difference in this huge industry called health care?
I can and I do. Every single day, whether it’s at work as the Product Manager for Physician Connectivity or it’s just me in the exam room with my doctor for my 90 day diabetic checkup and I’m able to answer her ePrescribing questions and show her a new feature in her EHR. Remember: I live, eat and BREATHE this stuff.
If at the end of my days I have saved even one life or just given one person an extra day of life because they received the care they needed due to these technologies, then I’ll die a happy man. But I don’t plan on dying anytime soon!
So there you have it. Physician Connectivity and what it means to me.