I'm Writing a Book with the American College of Physicians
The ink on the contract is drying, so I'm finally able to make this announcement: I'm writing a book with the American College of Physicians. This means that I'm humbly joining the ranks of other medical bloggers with book deals based on their blo...
Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Sterility
The follwing is fourth in a series of articles reviewing FDA guidelines on using Medical Devices in a disaster, with my comments in italics from my reflections about volunteering in medical clinics following Katrina. Concerning sterility:Sterility...
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 ...
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 ...
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...