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  • iPhone Medicine Watch: Epocrates on the iPhone

    "I'd like to get an iPhone, but..."In the hospital, when I use my iPhone, I hear this all the time. What are the two biggest reasons doctors give for not switching to the iPhone? 1) They don't want to change their carrier to AT&T and 2) The iP...

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  • Interventional Cardiologists Tested on Virtual Patient Simulators

    Image from WikipediaCardiologists and other medical specialists are required to complete training and education "modules" by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for renewal of their board certification. For the first time, the ABIM is a...

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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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  • Come Grab a Cuppa Joe with Kim of Emergiblog at Grand Rounds

    Once a week, health bloggers from around the world contribute to Grand Rounds, a roundup of the best that the blogosphere has to offer in regards to health and medicine. This week, Kim from Emergiblog has continued on her tear (recently hosting 2...

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    What's this blog all about?My goal in Tech Medicine will be to explore the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet. This is a purposefully broad topic. Several times weekly I will post focused reviews of issues interesting to ...

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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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