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The doctor who stitched his glove to a patient’s head

True confessions of an emergency physician. In this case, the UK’s Michael Mosley, host of BBC’s Trust Me, I’m a Doctor.   Part of the Guardian’s video series, Confessions from A&E. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.

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The truth about fevers in infants

Fever phobia is common among parents. The vast majority of the time, these fears are unfounded, because a fever is very rarely a cause for significant concern. One important exception is in newborns under 2 months of age. Compared to older children, these very young infants are at high risk for serious infections, so any […]

Grandparents in Love and War

“Jews like my grandparents,” Ian Buruma writes, “wished to be accepted as something they genuinely were: loyal citizens stepped, often more so than the Gentiles themselves, in he cultures they had made their own.” As his grandmotherShow More Summary

5 Required Competencies of A Successful Life Sciences CIO

More than 80 percent of leading life sciences companies have created new digital and innovation leadership roles to capitalize on the information technology transformation in healthcare, with nearly half hiring new chief informationShow More Summary

Aetna, Meridian Health Partner to Create Co-Branded ACO

Aetna and Meridian Health are teaming up to create co-branded, commercial, product-based accountable care organization agreement, which is through Meridian Health Partners, Meridian’s clinically integrated network. It offers employers...Show More Summary

Practice Fusion Lays Off 75 Employees To Become Cash Flow Positive

Cloud-based EHR platform Practice Fusion has laid off about 75 employees, including people in engineering, marketing, practice sales in an effort to become fiscally responsible, Techcrunch confirms. The layoffs were announced on Wednesday...Show More Summary

App Stores #1 Distribution Channel for Mobile Health Apps Until 2020

App stores will remain the number one distribution channel for mobile health apps until 2020, according to a new blog post from research firm Research2Guidance. Based on the findings of their mHealth App Developer Economics 2015 survey of 5,000 developers, 52% of mobile health experts rate app stores, such as Apple App Store or Google Play... Read More

The Macro View - General And Health News Relevant To E-Health And Health In General.

February 4 EditionHere is some other of the recent other news and analysis.Clearly the big news in the last few weeks has been macroeconomic. Last week we saw Japan decide to move to negative interest rates on some deposits in an attempt to force more economic activity. Show More Summary

Adjusting the Sails | Leader’s Edge Magazine

By MICHAEL TURPIN “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” —William Arthur Ward Looking confidently past the skeletons of drowned state and federal healthcare experiments, America’s health insurance exchanges set sail in January 2014. Show More Summary

Taking Stock of Our Existence

By MICHEL ACCAD, MD My last post was prompted by a reader’s comment where Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal were juxtaposed.  Since receiving that message, I have had occasion to notice that others also associate these two books. Show More Summary

Short-selling Private Practice

By KAREN SIBERT, MD Today is a remarkable day for me. I’m officially leaving private practice after almost 18 years, to return to academic medicine with a faculty position in a highly regarded California department of anesthesiology. Why would I do that? There are many positive reasons. I believe in the teaching mission of academic

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Iowa Is Voting On Health Care Tonight by Margalit Gur-Arie What Trump’s Plan to Negotiate With Pharma Should Tell Us by JK Wall Love and Measurement by Westby Fisher, MD There Is Nothing Free About the Health Care Free Market by Nortin M Handler, MD Guideline-Centered Care by Johnathon Tomlinson, MD Employer Sponsored Insurance: Unfair

Why this doctor won’t close her practice to new patients

Closing a medical practice to new patients is like cutting off the very top of a tree. It’s the beginning of the end. The top of the tree, the crown, is where the newest leaves are. It’s also the part that continues growing ever upward, at least until it reaches it’s maximal genetic height, depending […]

Anything but dignified: The problem with forced fetal remains arrangements

Ohio is attempting to introduce legislation that would require abortion clinics to incinerate or bury products of conception from abortion. This legislation is already in place in Arkansas and Indiana. These laws are supposed to afford human tissue a “respectful and proper” end as lawmakers were apparently horrified that products of conception were disposed of as […]

The State of Clinical Analytics in 2016: New Market Trends Report Available

  We are very pleased to announce the latest addition to our Market Trends Report series: 2016 Clinical Analytics for Population Health is now available for purchase. This report is the result of months of exhaustive evaluations of current technologies and … Read more ›

Pressure Sensing Socks Pair with Smartphones to Prevent Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy strikes a large percentage of the population living with diabetes. The main symptoms being loss of feeling and the development of ulcers on the feet, it’s often diagnosed and treated much later than the ideal. ToShow More Summary

Philips, Validic Partner to Integrate Consumer-generated Health Data from 3rd Party Apps/Devices

Digital health integration platform Validic is teaming up with Philips to integrate personal health data from third-party devices and apps into connected health services. The partnership will enable the integration of consumer-generated...Show More Summary

American Medical Association Supports Telemedicine Bill

The American Medical Association (AMA) today supported the bipartisan Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act to expand the use of telemedicine to achieve quality care for patients. The CONNECT for Health Act would: – Create a bridge program to help providers transition to the goals of the Medicare Access... Read More

Feerless Helps PTSD and Phobia Sufferers Avoid Triggering Moments While Watching Netflix

Living with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or certain phobias can create all sorts of unexpected life limitations. Watching movies or TV shows can be stressful if at any time something that triggers fear or flashbacks can appear on the screen. Show More Summary

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