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  • Case Study of a Physician's Use of the iPhone 3GS (Part 1)

    I recently upgraded my original iPhone, which I purchased two years ago, to the iPhone 3GS. Truthfully, I wasn't expecting much of a change. Sure, I read the marketing hype — faster processor! 3G speed! GPS! voice control! better camera! — but I d...

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  • Doctors Report Feast and Famine For Flu Vaccine

    NPR covers physicians' frustration that they haven't received their flu vaccine supply yet, and patients are clamoring for it. They quote a large supplier, Mark Mlotek of Henry Schein, Inc. as stating, "Will there be Wal-Marts that have it and do...

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  • Digitizing Paper Medical Records -- Medical Uses of the iPhone (Part 4)

    I don't use electronic medical records (EMR). Let me qualify that: I don't use EMRs for when I write notes on patient visits; I do use online patient scheduling, I read laboratory studies online, and I do write orders for patients in the hospital ...

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  • GAO Report Discredits Home Genetic Test Kits

    Yesterday, Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei of geneticsandhealth.com reviewed a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to the Senate that over the counter home genetics tests are fraudulent and misleading, specifically discrediting the products of Surac...

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  • Review of the HydraCoach

    This is a brief review of the HydraCoach, an intelligent water bottle that measures how much you drink.In my last post, I described the HydraCoach, which is marketed primarily to athletes and those concerned about maintain optimal hydration.As a k...

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  • Del.icio.us and Hilarious Journal Articles

    One of the most useful sites on the web is del.icio.us. (Yes, it's a pun; you type it in exactly like that.) In case you've not heard of it, del.icio.us is one of the best social bookmarking sites on the web. When you "bookmark" a web page in your...

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  • Grand Rounds is Up

    Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Med Journal Watch. Thanks for including my post on Patient-Physician Email.

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  • The Health 2.0 Conference

    Image by Somewhat Frank via FlickrThe Health 2.0 Conference starts tomorrow (October 22) in San Francisco. We've previously discussed Medicine 2.0, so in case you have difficulty keeping all these terms straight, here's a definition of Health 2.0 ...

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  • Links of Interest

    Image via WikipediaThe following posts on the web recently caught my attention.Clinical Cases and Images -- which contains a wealth of resources for technology in medicine -- posted 5 tips to stay up to date with the medical literature (click the...

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  • Thanks to GruntDoc for Grand Rounds

    Image by Getty Images via DaylifeThanks to GruntDoc for Grand Rounds and for including my Review of Epocrates on the iPhone.

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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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