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...
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.
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 "...
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...
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...
Thoughts on Patient-Physician Email (Part 3)
In part 1, I talked about the reasons why physicians don't use email. In part 2, I discussed the benefits of patient-physician email. To summarize:Many patients would like to email their physicians.Many physicians are either unfamiliar with email ...
Medical In-Flight Technology Amenities
The recent scare with my father in law reminds me to do something I haven't for the last few transpacific flights. I usually let the stewardesses know I'm a physician. I've had to come to a half dozen folks' aid over the years, but none of them ...
Risks of the Drug Avandia (Rosiglitazone)
Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a commonly used medication to treat type 2 diabetes. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine released online yesterday, Dr. Steven E. Nissen and Kathy Wolski from the Cleveland Clinic analyzed 42 prev...
Your Next Stethoscope Should be Electronic. Here's Why. (Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 3000 Review)
Last month, I reluctantly entered the market for a new stethoscope. (My old one broke. Don't ask.)For doctors, choosing a stethoscope is not a decision made lightly: it requires laying out a significant amount of cash for a device you might carry ...
Welcome to Techmedicine
Hi! I'm Enoch, and I've been an enthusiast of using technology in medicine ever since as a kid, my dad risked the workings of his allergy practice to the shenanigans of my brothers and I jerry-rigging practice management and electronic medical re...