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Changing Health Care from the Front Lines

By Joanne Conroy, MD There are hundreds of books published every year that make contributions to our collective knowledge, but very few of them create real impact. Many stop at the first step on the continuum that ranges from acquiring … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock “Chart Review” Blog Carnival, May 2015 Edition

By Alexander Bolt The days of doctors making home visits may have come and gone but the personal side of medicine is still with us. Humanism in medicine is a growing trend and it emphasizes maintaining the ability to connect … Continue reading

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UF Radiology Residents Sharpen Skills in Simulator

By Alexander Bolt The University of Florida College of Medicine is riding the trend of gamification in medical education, developing a new, real-time training simulation for radiology residents akin to a flight simulator. The program, “Simulation in Emergent and Critical … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Third Year of Medical School at UCSF

By Jennifer J. Salopek In the late 1990s, the Office of Medical Education at the University of California San Francisco Medical School realized that the third-year curriculum, largely unchanged since the late 1890s, had to be transformed. Ann Poncelet, MD, … Continue reading

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Bringing Design Thinking to Health Care Innovation

By Alexander Bolt Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin are collaborating on an innovative new project called the Design Institute for Health. “This Institute will systematically use design and creativity … Continue reading

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What Is Wing of Zock About? The Answer in a Picture

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Human–Cyborg Relations: Coming Soon to a Medical School Near You

By Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH Much ink has been spilled in recent months over the ostensible threat posed by artificial intelligence. Inspired by Nick Bostrom’s best-selling book, Superintelligence, New York Times columnist Nick Bilton imagines a doomsday scenario in which … Continue reading

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The Missing Narrative on Making Healthcare Affordable

Originally posted on April 6, 2015 By Neel Shah, MD, MPP and Jordan Harmon, MHA We founded Costs of Care in May of 2009 with (we admit it) a highly literal, and seemingly uncreative name. As it turned out, our … Continue reading

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