Tech Medicine Links for 2.9.9
Bertalan Meskó from Scienceroll.com attended the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) 17 conference. He's posted some pictures here and here.The Seattle Times published an article titled, "With Smartphone, Doctors Reinvent House Calls."Google is ...
Pediatric Flu Vaccine Supply Delayed, Not A Shortage
Sanofi pasteur, the manufacturer of FluZone states that there will be a delay in shipping their injectable flu vaccine, the only one FDA approved for children aged 6 months to 3 years old. The AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) advises pare...
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...
Is it better if your heart stops in a mall?
Would you prefer if your heart stopped in a hospital or a mall?That's the question asked by a recent New England Journal of Medicine paper -- or at least, that's how the study has been widely interpreted by the media.The study, "Delayed Time to De...
Mission Impossible: treating chest pain in a third world setting
I recently had the misfortune of assisting my father-in-law get care for chest pain -- in the arrival hall of a foreign airport. Bottomline: don't get sick in a 3rd world country.When he mentioned it had been there since waking up, varied with tw...
Feed Reading, Three Ways (Part 3)
This is a series on how to read feeds more efficiently. (This is part 3. Part 1 is here and part 2 is here.)In part 2, I suggested that the best way to read your most important feeds is by email.But what if you don't want to read every word of the...
Google Suggest and Healthcare
When you type a search query into Google's web search, a feature called Google Suggest will offer searches that other users have typed that are similar to the one you're typing. Sometimes, this can provide an eye-opening view of how the Internet —...
Thanks to Monash Medical Student for Grand Rounds
Thanks to Monash Medical Student for Grand Rounds and for including my post on Evernote for Doctors.
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...
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 ...