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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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  • Tim Gee covering AAMI Conference

    Tim Gee is a buddy who's a Medical Connectivity Consultant with hot news from the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation: - notes from day 1- notes from opening receptionWhy should you care? Yes, it's very ge...

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  • Notable New iPhone Medical Apps: ECG Guide and Safe OR

    Many users of the iPhone — and certainly developers — view it not so much as a phone, but as a handheld computing platform. The iTunes App Store currently lists more than 200 applications in the "medical" category. "Notable New Medical iPhone Apps...

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    What'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 issues interesting to ...

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  • Using OsiriX to Guide Surgery

    Apple's Web site has a feature on the use of OsiriX, a mac-based open-source software system for viewing radiologic images. A surgical team at Teikyo University Chiba Medical Center in Japan uses Osirix to project "surgical roadmaps" on patients a...

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  • My Experience Creating a Medical Wiki

    Image via Wikipediawiki.efficientmd.comWikis — collaborative websites to which anyone can contribute — are powerful tools for education. The most popular Wiki is Wikipedia.org, a public encyclopedia, which as of this writing has 2,377,813 English ...

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  • Neurometrix NC-stat, a New Nerve Conduction Test, a Moneymaker, Divides Doctors

    Neurometrix's new nerve-testing system, called the NC-stat, is used to diagnose peripheral neuropathy in cases such as CTS carpal tunnel syndrome, and came under fire today with a New York Times expose on the marketing schemes promoted to the fami...

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  • Post-Surgery Rounding by Robots as Good as Rounding by Actual Humans

    A recent study suggested "telerounding" by robots on surgical patients may be just as good as face-to-face rounding by attending physicians.In the Archive of Surgery, 270 adults at three institutions undergoing urologic surgery -- including remova...

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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 7 is available

    Grand Rounds is the weekly roundup of the best health weblog posts, and this week it's hosted by Rita Schwab of MSSP Nexus Blog.By clicking through, you will find short summary links to the writing that each individual health writer considers to b...

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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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