Category Archives: Technology

New Illinois #MedSchool Will Have Innovation in Its DNA

By Jennifer J. Salopek On March 12, the board of trustees of the University of Illinois approved a new medical school for the Urbana-Champaign campus, a plan that has been under development for over a year. The proposed new school, … Continue reading

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Wachter: AMCs Must Prepare “Digital Doctors”

By Jennifer J. Salopek In his new book, due out on April 7, Bob Wachter, MD, tackles the “hope, hype, and harm” of the complicated relationship between health care and technology. In The Digital Doctor (McGraw-Hill), he offers an overview … Continue reading

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Hacking Silos at Medstro

By Jennifer J. Salopek New website Medstro is bringing a social sensibility to the triple mission of academic medicine. Combining the status update and news feed features of Facebook with the conversational capabilities of an old-school online message board, Medstro … 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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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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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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