Breaking Down Medical Silos with Technology

I work in an academic environment, where peer input on patient cases is a core value. Still, there are many barriers to putting this value into regular practice. For example, on my overnight shift in the ED, I may see …

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Google Glass and Enhanced Human Interaction

Google Glass is a blazing-hot topic right now, nowhere more so than in the healthcare space. The product has such incredible potential, its dominance so inevitable, that it’s easy to think of Glass as practically a conscious entity, blazing its …

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Video cases from the developing world

One of our contributors, Dr. Jim Lace, recently returned from medical mission work in Tanzania, where he captured nearly 20 video patient cases. The patients and families shown in these videos face medical challenges that are virtually unheard of in …

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Use of video in medical education

Many health professional schools are challenging the standard way we have educated paramedics, nurses and physicians. This is based upon some evidence that learning outside the classroom at one’s own pace (asynchronous) can be more effective than the standard 20-30 …

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Connecting with Patients and Families

I sometimes take for granted my profession. After taking my board recertification this past week, I now have many new facts and minutia in my mind that I had forgotten and now remembered. And will soon forget again. But the …

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