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  • My Talk on "Health 2.0" for the 5th Annual Healthcare M&A and Corporate Development Conference

    This is the talk I gave at the 5th Annual Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Corporate Development Conference on September 24, 2007. I was part of a panel titled "Healthcare 2.0: Technology & Healthcare Services of the Future," ...

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  • The iStan Medical Mannequin: it Sweats, Bleeds, and Breathes.

    There's an appeal to learning medicine on virtual patient simulators, like Simantha, a simulator for cardiologists that I wrote about last week. You can practice dealing with emergencies and challenging patient situations that you might rarely enc...

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  • Medicare Will No Longer Pay For "Preventable Hospital Errors"

    Starting October 1, 2008, Medicare will no longer pay for certain hospital acquired conditions (errors, injuries, and infections) that could "reasonably have been prevented." (The New York Times article is here. The large pdf file of Medicare reim...

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  • Hilarious Journal Articles and NCBI ROFL

    Levitating Frog, Image via WikipediaTwo years ago, I began collecting "hilarious journal articles" and posting them on kidneynotes.com. Here's a sample:The untapped potential of virtual game worlds to shed light on real world epidemicsDidgeridoo p...

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  • Grand Rounds is up at Med Valley High

    Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Med Valley High. Thanks for including my post on The Value of Mind Mapping.

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  • A Better Pillbox from MIT

    Researchers at MIT have built a better pillbox.The hurdles to taking medications are many. Patients forget their medications, purposefully don't take their medications, or accidentally take too much or too little. And sometimes, taking medications...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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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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MD, FACP, FASN

Dr. Schwimmer's blog explores the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet.

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