The Best of the Medical Blogosphere
Thanks to those of you who came and read Grand Rounds here last week. It was great to have so many visitors and bloggers who were inspired to post at their own sites.I wanted to holler out thanks to the host of this week's Grand Rounds for includ...
"How Doctors Think" Reviewed
I'm almost finished reading Dr. Jerome Groopman's book on medical mistakes, "How Doctors Think."Well, not reading, exactly. I'm listening to it as an audiobook from Audible.com on my iPhone. Audible provides audiobooks on a wide variety of topics,...
10,000 Steps and Digital Pedometers
Most people find it difficult to make time to exercise, but exercising -- or at least, avoiding being sedentary -- is essential for weight loss and overall health. When I counsel patients on weight loss, I initially recommend small incremental cha...
My Interview With Google Discussing Google Book Search
Google interviewed me a few weeks ago about Google Book Search -- why it's innovative and how doctors can use it. The 2 minute video is posted on The Efficient MD.
Health 2.0 Conference Updates
Image by Joi via FlickrThe Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco is underway. For those of you who aren't attending — like myself — I've complied a list of resources to help you follow the action from afar. Of course, Even if you are attending, y...
Bulletproof Backup Strategies
We've all heard stories of friends and colleagues who've lost weeks of work, irreplaceable pictures of their families, or their entire music collection because they didn't backup their computer regularly. Recently, my external hard drive — contain...
Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: General Safety
After my experience treating patients in New Orleans following the Katrina Hurricane flooding, i became more interested in using medical devices during disaster. The FDA came out with guidelines regarding this, and I wanted to let you know how we...
This week in medical technology news
First, a public service announcement:Just a reminder, please submit Grand Rounds entries for Tuesday's host to Blog carnival at: http://blogcarnival.com/bc/cprof_21.html by monday.If you prefer, send the submission letter to drkavokin at yahoo dot...
Tim Gee covering AAMI Conference
Tim Gee is a buddy who's a Medical Connectivity Consultant with hot news from the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation: - notes from day 1- notes from opening receptionWhy should you care? Yes, it's very ge...
Notable New iPhone Medical Apps: ECG Guide and Safe OR
Many users of the iPhone — and certainly developers — view it not so much as a phone, but as a handheld computing platform. The iTunes App Store currently lists more than 200 applications in the "medical" category. "Notable New Medical iPhone Apps...