Category Archives: Health Care Innovation

Ask Me One More Time

Originally posted April 8, 2014 By Nandita Singh I woke up like this: “There is no such thing as the perfect score.” “But the average MCAT score at my dream school is a 38.” “If you have more than one C … Continue reading

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Innovative Undergrad Course at Rice: Applying Design Thinking to Health Care Problems

First in a series By Jennifer J. Salopek Three weeks ago, at a restaurant in Houston, the solution to a major health care problem may have germinated. Around a table were gathered Michael Fisch, MD, chair of the Department of … Continue reading

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Educate Future Doctors to be Patient Advocates

By Casey Quinlan Listen to author Casey Quinlan’s interview with Dr. Aniruddha Malpani on patient engagement.  Patient engagement and patient advocacy are hot topics in the American health care system, due to health care reform and enabled by ready access to … Continue reading

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So Far and Yet So Near: Virtual Quality Improvement Networks in Health Care

By Ulfat Shaikh, MD Posted December 27, 2013 Membership in the global Indian diaspora comes with a price, and my family and friends use Skype and FaceTime with regularity to bridge distances. It then comes as no surprise that health … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Wing of Zock

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Health Care Improvement Lessons from the Vegetarian Haggis

By Ulfat Shaikh, MD Originally posted November 7, 2013 A recent visit to Scotland, prompted me to complete a wee dissertation on gastronomic options in the country for non–meat-eaters. As you might imagine, my pro-haggis friends and colleagues were dismayed … Continue reading

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“Guide to Procrastinating during Block Week,” via @HealthScoutBlog

By Dalya Munves @healthscoutblog

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Brave New World: How Health Care Will Survive in a Post Fee-for-Service World

By Melinda Rogers When Vivian Lee, MD, needed to find innovative tactics to reduce costs in the health care system, she looked to an airbag manufacturing plant for inspiration. The idea seemed unorthodox at first. After all, what could a factory … Continue reading

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Technology-Supported Medical Education via Computer-Augmented Visualization Environments

By James E. Lewis, Ph.D. Some years ago, I closed a lecture on medical education with a slide that posed this question to the faculty: What Medicine Are You Teaching? The Medicine You Were Taught The Medicine You Practice The … Continue reading

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Using Pop Culture to Promote Free, Open Access Medical Education

By Sarah Sonies When Dr. James McCormack began producing educational videos on the concept of minimally-disruptive medicine by reworking popular Top 40 and rock songs, he had no idea they would draw more than 30,000 views on YouTube.

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