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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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  • Using OsiriX to Guide Surgery

    Apple's Web site has a feature on the use of OsiriX, a mac-based open-source software system for viewing radiologic images. A surgical team at Teikyo University Chiba Medical Center in Japan uses Osirix to project "surgical roadmaps" on patients a...

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  • My Experience Creating a Medical Wiki

    Image via Wikipediawiki.efficientmd.comWikis — collaborative websites to which anyone can contribute — are powerful tools for education. The most popular Wiki is Wikipedia.org, a public encyclopedia, which as of this writing has 2,377,813 English ...

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  • Neurometrix NC-stat, a New Nerve Conduction Test, a Moneymaker, Divides Doctors

    Neurometrix's new nerve-testing system, called the NC-stat, is used to diagnose peripheral neuropathy in cases such as CTS carpal tunnel syndrome, and came under fire today with a New York Times expose on the marketing schemes promoted to the fami...

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  • How Doctors Can Use Evernote As A Professional Memory Accessible Anywhere, Part 3: How to Use Evernote as an Electronic Health Record (EHR)

    Please see part 1 for an introduction to Evernote and part 2 for an introduction to using Evernote as an EHR.Let me be clear: I'm not suggesting that Evernote is a substitute for any of the excellent commercial EHRs currently available. The follow...

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  • Links from "Decoding Your Health" from The New York Times

    Image by Ethan Bloch via FlickrThe New York Times recently published a special section on "Decoding your Health" focusing on health resources online. The following are selected links from this section as well as other recent health-related article...

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  • CDC Starts Blogging

    The United States Government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the world's preeminent organization devoted to public health research and disease outbreak control and prevention. It's very exciting to see that their director of...

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  • Recall of Complete MoisturePLUS multipurpose contact lens care solution and Active Packs

    The FDA and Advanced Medical Optics, Inc (AMO) announced a nationwide recall of 183,000 units of its 12 ounce Complete MoisturePLUS multipurpose contact lens care solution and Active Packs distributed in the United States after contamination was d...

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  • Halloween Grand Rounds

    Head on over to Dr. Hebert's Halloween poetry themed Grand Rounds - this week's best of the health blogosphere, the carnival of the caregivers. It's quite creative in presentation!Tags: Healthline, health, doctor, medical, physician, grand rounds...

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  • My Talk on "Health 2.0" for the 5th Annual Healthcare M&A and Corporate Development Conference

    This is the talk I gave at the 5th Annual Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Corporate Development Conference on September 24, 2007. I was part of a panel titled "Healthcare 2.0: Technology & Healthcare Services of the Future," ...

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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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