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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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  • The iStan Medical Mannequin: it Sweats, Bleeds, and Breathes.

    There's an appeal to learning medicine on virtual patient simulators, like Simantha, a simulator for cardiologists that I wrote about last week. You can practice dealing with emergencies and challenging patient situations that you might rarely enc...

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  • Medicare Will No Longer Pay For "Preventable Hospital Errors"

    Starting October 1, 2008, Medicare will no longer pay for certain hospital acquired conditions (errors, injuries, and infections) that could "reasonably have been prevented." (The New York Times article is here. The large pdf file of Medicare reim...

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  • Hilarious Journal Articles and NCBI ROFL

    Levitating Frog, Image via WikipediaTwo years ago, I began collecting "hilarious journal articles" and posting them on kidneynotes.com. Here's a sample:The untapped potential of virtual game worlds to shed light on real world epidemicsDidgeridoo p...

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  • Grand Rounds is up at Med Valley High

    Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Med Valley High. Thanks for including my post on The Value of Mind Mapping.

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

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