Here is is. It overlaps to some extent hospital medicine's list which I have commented on here.
On our recent road trip I was amazed by the number of billboards (from several health care systems and hospitals) advertising texting for emergency room (ER) wait times. My first thought was, “if you can text, how emergent is it?” This was quickly followed by the concern that the option/advertising of texting about wait times might make the [...]
Flow-FX, a new company based outside of Chicago, is set to release a new device for delivering biologics to fractured or diseased bone tissue. The 2-CAN is a multichanneled cannula for over the guide-wire delivery of orthobiologics.Show More Summary
FierceBiotech has their roundup of the top areas of the US for venture capital funding in biopharma in 2013, and naturally, San Francisco and the Boston area are fighting it out for the top spot. But Oakland the the east Bay region are...Show More Summary
Researchers have been using light monitors for decades to study everything from how the body adapts to changing sleep schedules to what effect light has on our mood, sleep, and overall health. A lot of this knowledge could be made more useful if people knew what their personal exposure to light is. Show More Summary
The latest complication of the CareFusion/ Dr Denham/ NQF/ Dr Cassel/ ABIM case was the revelation that the current president of the NQF, Dr Christine Cassel, after resigning her position on the board of directors of for-profit publicly...Show More Summary
BIOTRONIK recently received the European CE Mark and is now releasing its Sentus ProMRI bipolar cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) leads. With a diameter of only 1.6 mm, these are the narrowest MR compatible leads available. Since...Show More Summary
It happens, now and then; not as often as one would wish, but occasionally. In other professions, a perfect day is when you make that super sale, finish a protracted project, win an important race or craft a special, remarkable piece of art. An oncology perfect day can be without bells, whistles, pats on the [...]
There's been some (justified) hand-wringing in scientific publishing circles over the revelation that at least 120 abstracts and papers out there in the literature are complete nonsense generated by SciGen. (A few previous SciGen adventures...Show More Summary
Physicians and patients collaborate to treat symptoms. This is not newsworthy and even sounds appropriate. Isn’t that what doctors are trained to do? It is but I’m not sure this should be a central focus of our healing mission. Treating a symptom is not the same as treating a disease. Continue reading... Your patients [...]
The Massachusetts State government offers low cost HIE services including Direct transport to all the stakeholders of the Commonwealth. Recently. Micky Tripathi wrote this FAQ which is so good that I wanted to share it on my blog. Feel free to use it with your stakeholders.1. Show More Summary
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We’re all waiting for something. As kids, we waited for the time that we could do it ourselves, go it alone, tie our own shoelaces, order our own food off the menu, take our baths by ourselves, and walk up and down the street or around the mall without parental supervision. We were kids. We [...]
From the ASH image bank, recently published in Blood.
As the weather begins to improve (we’ve even had an afternoon above freezing - wahoo!), the ducks are beginning to wander farther from their duck house. This week, they discovered the rain cistern that collects runoff from our farmhouse roof.For hours, they’ll bathe, preen, and drink their fill of the circulating rainwater. Show More Summary
From MedPage Today: Scleroderma Survival Tied to Lung Problems. Survival among patients with scleroderma was strongly influenced by the development of major pulmonary involvement. HIV Tx Tied to Low Infection From Sex. Serodiscordant couples who engage in unprotected sexual intercourse have a very small risk of transmitting HIV if the infected partner is well treated with [...]
8 ways startups are changing the healthcare industry http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/01/26/8-ways-startups-revolutionizing-health-care/ Shared from TechStartup on Flipboard. Download Flipboard for free here.
This appeared a little while ago.Should doctors bend to EHRs, or EHRs meet doctors needs? By Diana Manos, Senior EditorThe ultimate question comes down to: are EHRs made to help physicians or are physicians being made to work with their...Show More Summary
Communication is critical to success in medicine. Our patients depend on us to help them understand their disease and the risks that it may pose. In previous blogs I have commented on how vital effective communication can be in determining outcome — much of my writing has focused on the success associated with outpatient doctor-patient relationships. We [...]
Free full text review from Mayo Clinic Proceedings.