The Doctor's Room on FriendFeed
Topics discussed in this article: Doctor’s Room on FriendFeed, FriendFeed, Twitter, Feed of Doctors on TwitterThe quality of a conversation depends on the medium, and the newest and most successful medium for conversations on the net is FriendFeed...
The Value of Mind Mapping
Mapping is one way of visualizing ideas. (For a sense of how many ways there are, see "A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods.") Maps are most commonly used as graphical and textual representations of geographic data, but they may also be used ...
Thanks to GruntDoc for Grand Rounds
Image from WikipediaGrand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at GruntDoc (and eveywhere else). Thanks for including my post on The Physician Success Strategies Conference.
Play is Important in Children's Development
Children's play is a 'technology' specifically needed in children's development, according to the AAP American Academy of Pediatrics, in it's recent report, "The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Pare...
Medical Apps for the iPhone: Diagnosaurus, ICD9 Consult, and WellAdult
As of this writing, there are over 400 medical applications in the iTunes App Store. Whether you're a health care provider or patient, and whether you have an iPhone or iPod Touch or not, it's worth exploring the impressive range of applications a...
Aquapheresis: A New Treatment for Heart Failure (Part 1)
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition where the heart's pumping of blood is inadequate and consequently, fluid builds up in the lungs. (As a nod to my readers who are cardiologists -- CHF has many causes and is much more complicated that t...
Creating a Voicemail System for Patients using Free or Inexpensive Services Online (Google's Grand Central and CommuniKate)
Image via WikipediaIn doctor's offices, the telephone is critical for communicating with patients. Yet too often, the phone system is used inefficiently. Symptoms of this problem include scrawled messages spread out on doctor's desks, important me...
Elizabeth Edwards: Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers
I'm live blogging from a meeting with Elizabeth Edwards on her recent book, "Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers." Here are quotes from our interview with the Silicon Valley Moms Blog who Elizabeth reached out to...
The First Medical Calculator for the iPhone: Mediquations
I've lost count of the number of times I've been asked if the iPhone has a good medical calculator — usually by Palm Treo users who are interested in switching. My answer has always been, "No... not yet."Until now. This week, a third (!) year medi...
What Medical Blogs are Read at the National Library of Medicine?
In this post, I discussed Citing Medicine: the second edition of the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health's "Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers," which included a section on how to cite blogs (and other sources ...