How Medicine Can Learn From Javascript Callbacks

By Dr. Kevin Maloy, April 2015

mobile-health-02-smallDid you just execute a callback?

Chances are … yes.  If you use browsers (which you obviously do if you are reading this), chances are you are using “javascript.”  Javascript goes hand in hand with the modern web.  You are using it right now.  And javascript is full of callbacks.

These are not HCAHPS callbacks for patient satisfaction.  Those are important, but for other reasons.

Rather, these callbacks in programming languages like javascript are things that happen when something else happens.  As a real world example of a callback, imagine a doctor in… More

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