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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    Image from WikipediaWhat'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 is...

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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 11 is available

    Emily Devoto hosts Grand Rounds, this week's best writing in the medical bloggosphere, those intrepid folks that take time out to share stories about health like the ones you see here at Healthline. Thanks for linking to my child safety post!Tags...

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  • Connecting with Physicians Online, a Study by Google

    Image via WikipediaIn November 2009 Hall & Partner published a study sponsored by Google titled "Connecting with Physicians Online." (Here's the webinar on YouTube and here's the PDF of the presentation.)The study's aim was to better understan...

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  • Vaprisol (Conivaptan) -- a Treatment for Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium)

    Vaprisol is a newly released drug treatment for low sodium in the blood (also called "hyponatremia").First, some background. Hyponatremia is a medical condition that can have many possible causes. For various reasons, the body retains too much wat...

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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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  • 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 ...

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  • Intel Mobile PC Platform To Help Healthcare Providers Only If It Fits Our Workflow

    Intel recently announced a partnership with Mobile Computing detailing their mobile computing platform, which it claims will improve patient safety and healthcare provider efficiency. It will do so by providing a toteable tablet sized portable com...

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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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