This post signaled my biggest professional disappointment! A key phrase being:
I think it’s fair to say that it has failed
TILT stood for ‘Today I Learnt That’ and in a nutshell allows health professionals to record things they’ve learnt recently. A longer explanation can be viewed here. Some examples of recorded learning being:
- The commonest causes of postural hypotension are medications and conditions that cause hypovolaemia
- Even after extensive evaluation, about a third of patients with persistent, consistent postural hypotension have no identified cause
Why do I like it? These are nuggets of learning/evidence that have typically been distilled from a larger document. The person TILTing has removed all the unnecessary background information and just recorded what’s important to them. Also, the user will only record what they previously didn’t know – so fresh learning that’s likely to be valuable to others.
In this post I highlighted while I think it failed. I think things have moved on since then, in relation to the notion of sharing. Design has moved on as well. But I still think the main reasons for failure are the same. In a nutshell it needs to be easier to use and we need to communicate what we’re trying to achieve better.
Can we do it? Is it worth it? I want it to happen but sometimes you’ve got to know when to stop. I guess I’ll be seeking opinions to see what people think – so let me know. If it works it’ll be magic, but it’s a big ‘if’!