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  • A Better Pillbox from MIT

    Researchers at MIT have built a better pillbox.The hurdles to taking medications are many. Patients forget their medications, purposefully don't take their medications, or accidentally take too much or too little. And sometimes, taking medications...

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  • A Link to All iPhone Applications in the App Store Sorted by Release Date

    A longer post reviewing the medical apps in the iTunes store is forthcoming. Meanwhile, here's a useful bit of advice for all you iPhone owners. Enjoy.Image via WikipediaIf you're like many iPhone owners, you're trying out dozens of new apps from ...

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  • 100+ Tips for Doctors on Call (Part 1)

    [The following post initially appeared in The Efficient MD. It demonstrates the unexpected power of blogs and Twitter for soliciting advice from large groups of people with specialized knowledge.]Several weekends ago, while seeing nearly fifty pat...

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  • Thanks to Polite Dissent for Grand Rounds

    Thanks to polite dissent for including my post on Healthline's new drug search tool for Grand Rounds.

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  • Feed Reading, Three Ways (Part 1)

    Here's a simple version of the story of feeds.First, the Internet had too much information. Then, RSS feeds came along, which were designed to reduce the torrent of information from the Internet into something more manageable. RSS feeds (or just "...

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  • Jay Parkinson, Myca, and Hello Hello Health Watch

    I previously wrote about Dr. Jay Parkinson on Tech Medicine. He runs an innovative practice, primarily for the uninsured, involving housecalls and the integral use of email and instant messaging to facilitate communication with patients.In associa...

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  • Electronic Medical Records Under Senate Scrutiny

    Steve Lohr's article for the New York Times this week, "Smart Care via a Mouse, but What Will It Cost?" highlights the support expected from politicians as a bill meanders through senate committee. It touches on a number of interesting points con...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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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