Someone Please Create Free, HIPAA-Compliant Patient-Physician Email
This is a rant. Or a plea. Or a pitch for a product idea that I wish someone would just run with. It would be invaluable to everyone involved.Free, encrypted, HIPAA-complaint patient-physician email. Simple. Easy-to-use. Ad-supported. Perhaps by G...
Medicare (and now other Insurers) will no longer pay for "Preventable Hospital Errors"
Previously, I wrote about a Medicare proposal scheduled to take effect October 1, 2008, in which the government insurer would no longer pay for "preventable hospital errors." These include errors, injuries, and infections that could "reasonably ha...
Robert Scoble Interviews Healthline's CEO
Image via CrunchBaseRobert Scoble, co-author of Naked Conversations, interviews Healthline's CEO West Shell. The interview was recorded by a jerky, hypercaffeined Scoble on a handheld Flip Mino camera. The video, from Fast Company, is posted below...
Medicine and the Ambient Orb
For years, I've had a small glass orb in my kitchen with multicolored LEDs inside, capable of displaying dozens of colors. One early morning this week, it was pulsing dark blue.This meant it was going to be 20 degrees outside, according to the orb...
Finding Doctors and Health Care Professionals on Twitter
Image by luc legay via FlickrA little over a year ago, before Twitter was the tech/pop culture phenomenon it is today, doctors like myself had a problem: how do you identify other health professionals on Twitter? (At the time, there must have been...
Thanks to Dr. Wes for Grand Rounds!
Thanks to Dr. Wes for Grand Rounds this week and for including my post on a bioartificial kidney.Related articlesSurgeons transplant 6 kidneys at once [via Zemanta]
The New 3G iPhone, Doctors, The App Store, and Medicine
I've taken a long break from writing about the iPhone, and you might be sick of hearing about it. But be prepared — in less than a month, things are about to get very interesting.Why? Not only will the new faster & cheaper 3G iPhone be release...
How to take your daily aspirin if you also use an NSAID - non-steroidal anti-inflammitory such as ibuprofen
If you use pain relievers and have been asked by your doctor to take daily aspirin for your heart or to prevent stroke, the FDA has some important news for you. They've found that aspirin may not help you if you take it at the same time as one of ...
Hopes for Breakthrough in Diarrhea Treatment
In the profit driven world of drug companies, one newcomer stands out since it is a nonprofit. The Institute for OneWorld Health, based in San Francisco, announced a $46 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop new trea...
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 ...