A shortcut to use researchers' time for something useful.
I am very happy about something that you may be interested in.
In a minute I’ll tell you about it, but first I’ll tell you something else that might interest you more.
Or less, I don’t know.
The second one is that I have a very good tip to defend myself when I call any customer line.
It’s something I found out by myself, through suffering and hardship.
It’s very simple, but it gets you out of a lot of trouble.
Look, when you call to beg for anything you need… to sign out, to be sent to a technician, I don’t know… and the answer is negative, you do something very simple.
You hang up, call back and ask for exactly the same thing with the same words.
I know you won’t believe me, but I give you my word of scout honor that 75% of the time they say yes, whatever it is.
The explanation is very simple.
The first time you get a fisrt year resident and the second time you get a fourth year resident.
It is a question of probability. And it works like a charm.
Try it and invite me to beers.
Well, now the first one, which has to do precisely with looking for shortcuts and easy solutions…
I know many people who were in a mess about keeping the registry of X disease alive.
The pharmaceutical company that sponsors it was overwhelmed because they couldn’t stop paying for it, because doctors would get angry.
And the doctors who have to fill it out at 11:50 p.m. when they are on call, I can’t even tell you.
Even more so when they realize in the scientific society that it is incomplete and lacks variables.
That is why I love to help these people. Really, I love to see their faces when I tell them that now a machine can do the filling out of a registry, pulling the clinical history by itself.
So I wasted a lot of time on whether to call this a pragmatic registry, a synthetic registry, a dynamic registry or a virtual registry. It was between those 4, because when you invent something you have to name it. But above all because those of us who are not very smart, have to entertain ourselves with such nonsense.
So, I decided to go for virtual registry.
And today I found out that a very big and very important company has also chosen that name.
And well, I have nothing more to tell you.
Only that this virtual registry thing is here to stay.
So if you want us to make a virtual registry with the information of a few centers of reference in any disease, we can act here.