Category Archives: Technology

Crowdsourcing Humanitarian Innovation

By Jennifer J. Salopek The cover of a recent issue of Parade magazine featured a photo of a girl with a bright blue prosthetic hand. The accompanying article was titled, “How 3-D Printing is Transforming Everything from Medicine to Manufacturing.” … Continue reading

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Advanced IT Combines with Care Coordination to Improve Outcomes at U of Missouri

Care coordination can be different—and difficult—for Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries in a primary care environment. After forming a relationship with Cerner Corporation to develop innovative technologies and founding its Tiger Institute think tank, the University of Missouri Medical School was … Continue reading

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Aditazz’s Big Idea: Innovate Hospital Design to Lower Health Care Costs

By Susan Xu Do you know how many steps a nurse walks every day in your hospital? How many trauma cases happened on the highway near your hospital in the past 10 years? How about the demographic trends or disease … 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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Wing of Zock “Chart Review” Blog Carnival: March 2014 Edition

By Sarah Sonies Welcome to the newest edition of Chart Review. The online academic medicine community was very active in February, generating posts on mobile technology, patient connections, physician well-being, and more. Happy reading from Wing of Zock! Smartphones can … Continue reading

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Doctors Are Patient Educators in the Information Age

Originally posted on January 24, 2014 By David Agus, MD Historically, we’ve often thought of the doctor-patient encounter as something of a silo. Patients come in with symptoms, and the doctor addresses them, perhaps ordering tests or referring the patients … Continue reading

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Defining Learners by the Answers They Need, Not the Questions They Ask

By Tim Peck, MD Digital medical education is at an important moment in its development, and its potential for positive influence is unprecedented. To date, no system exists that provides expedient production and delivery of medical education content without compromising … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Is King!

By Joel Topf, MD Wing of Zock recently published a post entitled, “No More Wikipedia! Teaching Medical Students to Access Evidence-Based Information.” It has all of the same tropes on Wikipedia that are paraded around every time an academic looks … Continue reading

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