When I was a medical student I carried around a little black notebook. It held my lists of differential diagnoses, workups, and other key clinical pearls. In the middle of clinic when I needed to know the workup for rickets I had it right at my fingertips. I had dozens of lists and differentials, many of which saved me on rounds or during busy ICU shifts. I still ... Continue Reading about 8 Ways Physicians Can Use Evernote
While the world laments the absence of communication between doctor and patient, look no further than Stanford’s Packard Children’s Hospital for innovation. They’ve installed eight iMacs in their ER that, among other things, allow parents to chat with the ward clerk. It’s like an emasculated HelloHealth but only for your kid's ER visit. And if you’ve got some time ... Continue Reading about iChat Adopted at Packard Children’s Hospital ER
This is remarkable: The New York Department of Public Health is now using polished physician detail reps to approach doctors on issues of, well, public health. Polished, good-looking twenty something’s are being exploited in the name of the public good peddling information on domestic violence, cancer screening and immunization. While the department reports that ... Continue Reading about Physician Detail Reps Selling … Health?