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  • How Doctors Can Use Evernote As A Professional Memory Accessible Anywhere (Part 1 of 3)

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_ncr1Ee9e8&rel=0&color1=11645361&color2=13619151&fs=1]Evernote — a new searchable, available-anywhere, online personal database — recently became indispensable to my medical practice.Technol...

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  • RFID Chips Prevent Sponges From Being Left Behind During Surgery

    Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) chips are not just in your Mach3 razor packages, they're showing promise in surgery as well. In the July Archives of Surgery, Stanford researchers found that they could detect sponges left behind with an RFID ...

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  • Someone Please Create Free, HIPAA-Compliant Patient-Physician Email

    This is a rant. Or a plea. Or a pitch for a product idea that I wish someone would just run with. It would be invaluable to everyone involved.Free, encrypted, HIPAA-complaint patient-physician email. Simple. Easy-to-use. Ad-supported. Perhaps by G...

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  • Rate of the spread of flu Is linked to airline travel

    The New York Times today reports on a PLoS Medicine study by Brownstein, Wolfe & Mandl showing that the rate of spread of influenza is related to the number of people flying in airplanes.They studied the spread of influenza timed to the amoun...

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  • Dinner with Sermo's CEO, Dr. Daniel Palestrant

    Sermo's CEO, Dr. Daniel Palestrant, invited users in New York City out to dinner near Times Square last week. (Sermo is the largest online community for physicians, allowing doctors to ask each other questions, vote on answers, and post comments. ...

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  • Notes on the Technology Entertainment Design (TED) Conference

    The Technology Entertainment Design Conference -- or TED -- is a 4 day meeting of 50 brilliant speakers from a wide range of fields. In the words of David Pogue, a technology columnist at the New York Times: They are the most compelling, passionat...

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  • Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Water Contamination

    The follwing is third in a series of articles reviewing FDA guidelines on using Medical Devices in a disaster, with my comments in italics from my reflections about volunteering in medical clinics following Katrina. Water Contamination:Some medica...

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  • Medicare (and now other Insurers) will no longer pay for "Preventable Hospital Errors"

    Previously, I wrote about a Medicare proposal scheduled to take effect October 1, 2008, in which the government insurer would no longer pay for "preventable hospital errors." These include errors, injuries, and infections that could "reasonably ha...

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  • Robert Scoble Interviews Healthline's CEO

    Image via CrunchBaseRobert Scoble, co-author of Naked Conversations, interviews Healthline's CEO West Shell. The interview was recorded by a jerky, hypercaffeined Scoble on a handheld Flip Mino camera. The video, from Fast Company, is posted below...

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  • Medicine and the Ambient Orb

    For years, I've had a small glass orb in my kitchen with multicolored LEDs inside, capable of displaying dozens of colors. One early morning this week, it was pulsing dark blue.This meant it was going to be 20 degrees outside, according to the orb...

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MD, FACP, FASN

Dr. Schwimmer's blog explores the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet.

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