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Tips for IM attendings – Chapter 21 – make rounds a conversation

Recently I observed rounds someone else’s rounds.  During those rounds, interns or students reported to the attending physician who took notes.  Interaction was minimal, and other members of the team totally ignored the interactions. This week I realized that our rounds were conversations.  We take cues from each other, and use these cues to improve […]

MKSAP: 55-year-old woman after bariatric surgery

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 55-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She underwent biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch...Show More Summary

The importance of nutrition in cystic fibrosis

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } From a recent review: Recent findings Evidence-based and expert-based guidelines emphasize the need for adequate nutritional intake to improve nutritional status. For infants and young children, he aim is to achieve the 50th percentile of weight and length for a healthy same-age population up to age 2 years.

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 20th January, 2018.

Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health (SDH) are being recognized as important factors in people health and well-being. They include: Economic stability: Poverty, employment, food insecurity, housing instability Education: Language and literacy,...Show More Summary

Design Thinking for Health IT

Design Thinking is a recent topic discussed on the AMA's Physician Innovation Network. Following is a comment I posted there. We have been using design thinking since the 1980s, before I knew what design thinking is. As a practicingShow More Summary

Young surgeons are learning robotic surgery in the shadows

Artificial intelligence and robotics spell massive changes to the world of work. These technologies can automate new tasks, and we are making more of them, faster, better and cheaper than ever before. Surgery was early to the robotics party: Over a third of U.S. hospitals have at least one surgical robot. Such robots have been in […]

Global Digital Health Funding Breaks $7.2B in 2017, Up 42% From 2016

Global digital health funding, including private equity and corporate venture capital reached a record-breaking total of $7.2B in 2017 over 778 deals, representing a 42 percent increase from the $5.1B in 622 deals in 2016, according to the latest report from Mercom Capital Group. Mercom’s Q4 and Annual 2017 Digital Health Funding and M&A report... Read More

5 ways poorly thought out health IT can worsen patient safety

The frontlines of health care have been transformed over the last decade as electronic medical records have been rolled out across America. Unfortunately, information technology has yet to live up to its immense promise in health care­ — a topic that I frequently write about. As somebody who has worked with every single major EHR […]

Philips Releases Its Latest Patient Monitoring Solution in U.S.

17 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Philips is releasing its latest Patient Monitoring solution in the U.S., a product designed to help hospitals keep track of patient monitor data as they move from one clinical area to another. The offering revolves around the company’s IntelliVue X3 transport monitor and it allows clinicians to easily combine all the data gathered in the OR, ICU, […]

Box Launches Compliance Monitoring for Life Sciences with GxP Validation

Box, Inc, a provider of cloud content management, today announced Box GxP Validation, an innovative new approach for maintaining GxP compliance in the cloud. Box GxP Validation enables Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Medical Device businesses to develop, validate and operate their GxP compliance standards within Box. Show More Summary

4 Healthcare Software Trends to Watch in 2018

Healthcare has always been an industry where innovative technologies transform the way services are delivered and received. It’s also one of those sectors that can be affected by slow movement in innovation, due to the complication of its formalities, tasks, processes and regulations. The good news is that the industry’s innovative side has finally taken... Read More

Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled, Cleared in Europe to Map Cardiac Arrhythmias

18 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Abbott has announced that its Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled, landed CE Mark approval in Europe. The device is used to track down sources of difficult to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias in order to locate targets for therapeutic ablation procedures. It relies on both electrical impedance and magnetic sensing to map out the heart.  The […]

A 16-page note with little information to help physicians

My pediatric practice is one which harkens back to days long ago when physicians knew their patients and pertinent medical histories by heart. My 81-year-old father and I were in practice together for the past 16 years; he still used the very sophisticated “hunt and peck” to compose emails. The task of transitioning to an […]

International Biophysics FloPump 32 Centrifugal Disposable Heart Pump FDA Cleared

19 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

International Biophysics, a firm out of Austin, Texas, won FDA clearance for its FloPump 32 centrifugal disposable heart pump. The device is designed to be powered by the Maquet ROTAFLOW console, which can be used as a stand along unit or a part of a heart-lung machine. The new pump won the CE Mark approval in […]

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management Software Market to Reach $43.3B by 2022

The global market for healthcare revenue cycle management software is estimated to reach $43.3B by the end of 2022, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9%, according to a recent report by Future Market Insights (FMI).   The report anticipates the market to market positive growth over the coming years, on account of... Read More

Major Health Partners to Implement MEDITECH Web EHR

  Major Health Partners, a leading healthcare provider  for patients from central and southeastern Indiana, today announced that they will extend their 22-year partnership with MEDITECH and implement their MEDITECH Web EHR system. The...Show More Summary

Women in medicine: Getting to this point came at a cost

Sometimes life just walks right up and slaps you in the face. It happened to me while attending the dynamic FIX17 conference in NYC, and it led to an epiphany: At the ripe old age of 59, I am officially a dinosaur. I was giving a talk on the history of women in medicine. Passionate about the […]

Please show more interest in your health than my looks

In 2017, more women than men were accepted into medical school for the first time. 2017 also brought attention to the sexual harassment many women face that often goes ignored. Medicine is not immune to behavior that objectifies women and ignores their complaints. My experiences are mild in comparison to many of my peers, but […]

Weekly Roundup 1.19.18

As noted below, next week the Senate HELP Committee will hold Part 2 of a hearing series on public health threats in the 21st Century. Ironically this comes at the same time we are facing a series of deadlines to … Continue reading ...

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