InstantDoc Productions started out of necessity. An Emergency Medical Director was unable to consistently spend time providing a quality orientation to incoming clinicians while also completing the necessary tasks of his job, this was not even considering the hope of achieving a work-life balance. In order to cut the onsite orientation time for new doctors down from 6 hours of everyone’s time at the hospital, he recorded the same things he was telling the new doctors over and over at each orientation. The videos were sent to the doctors before they even arrived.
The result was that the doctors PREFERRED the video orientation. They were able to learn at their own pace, replay parts they didn’t understand and many started to arrive for orientation only a short time before their first shift. What’s more, they were BETTER prepared for work than those who had completed their orientation only a week before their first shift. We’ve even had a doctor on a mission in Honduras able to get back to American soil and start his first shift within days because of his ability to start his orientation under a mosquito net with a laptop.
Talent should be broadcast. Too many great ideas and plans falter as they travel from meeting room to work floor. Few humans are able to create great lectures and great processes, communicate them efficiently to everybody, and still get home to their family at a decent hour.
The work put into a good lecture is as much as writing a book. It deserves a broad audience and scholarly credit. Video instruction is essential to teaching team members new tools, plans, and processes.
Managers need the best communication tools to be effective and retained. Academic programs need affordable and easy methods to convert their physicians’ work into PubMed®-recognized scholarly activity.