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

By Jennifer J. Salopek After a short hiatus, Chart Review is back! Welcome to the February 2015 edition. As you prepare for Super Bowl snacks and commercials, and finding out whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, please enjoy this roundup … Continue reading

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Big Data Strikes Again: Reducing Readmissions with Predictive Analysis

By Jennifer J. Salopek PCCI is a nonprofit research and development organization founded six years ago out of Parkland Hospital in Arlington, Texas. Its signature product is Pieces, a software system that leverages predictive analytics to improve patient care. Vice … Continue reading

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Sophisticated Information Technology Informs Patient Care at Intermountain

By Jennifer J. Salopek Utah’s Intermountain Health has been using sophisticated information technology systems to track patient outcomes and prompt best practices for 15 years, and has had electronic health records for 40 years, says Stanley M. Huff, MD, Chief … Continue reading

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Kindness Beyond Curriculum

By Robert Folberg, MD It was the last event of my intensive two-day interview for the position of founding dean of the new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) in Southeast Michigan. The questions at dinner about curriculum, … Continue reading

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Innovative App Automates Resident Evaluations for ERAS

By Sara Menso I was hired by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in April of 2011. My manager, Kevin Brown, asked me to make things run more efficiently. I asked for a year to see how everything worked … Continue reading

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Transmitting Temporal Understanding in Residency Training

By Eran Bellin, MD Time Time Time See what’s become of me — Paul Simon, “A Hazy Shade of Winter” Medical residents are survivors, spending more than a decade running a punishing mind gauntlet. SATs, MCATs, Boards Part 1 & … Continue reading

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Innovative High and Middle School Programs Can Increase Pipeline Diversity

By Marc Nivet, EdD, MBA, and Jennifer J. Salopek As educational institutions seek to address the looming doctor shortage in the United States and to create a physician workforce that more closely resembles the patient population, programs that help to … Continue reading

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Responding to the Need for Innovation in GME

By Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd & Ayres Heller, MEd One of the most exciting developments in medical education happened last summer when the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report, “Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs.” … Continue reading

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