Telemedicine and HealthIT

Telemedicine and HealthIT

Aggregating news and notes on innovation and entrepreneurship in the telemedicine and HIT space.
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See more patients. Finish chart work before you head home. - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
“ I’m able to see a few more patients each day ”. “ I’m able to go home at the end of the day knowing that my work is done and that my charts are complete ”? Whenever I hear this from a physician colleague, I know that we are making significant progress...(read more)
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She matched into surgery! Let’s watch how she did it. - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
So you want to match into surgery?  This video shows you what it takes.  From the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, who also created the ever-popular Frozen parody. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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The sense of superiority by those who are pro-vaccine - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
Thanks to the measles outbreak, the news is full of stories on vaccines and anti-vaxxers. The blogosphere and Twitterverse and all the other social media dimensions are buzzing with invective against ignorant unvaccinated savages and their backward science denial. For the record, I’m a pro-vaccine physician. My children have been and are vaccinated, despite being […]
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Will the pendulum of pain management swing too far? - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
They say that the path to hell is paved with good intentions. Few things in medicine illustrate that as well as how we’ve approached chronic pain management in the past 10 to 20 years. The advances that we have made in medicine in the past few decades have been truly remarkable. But, unfortunately, pain is […]
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To the parents who want an alternative vaccine schedule: Here’s what I say - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
It happens every once in a while in my practice: Parents ask if we can delay or skip certain vaccines, or spread them out. According to a study just published in the journal Pediatrics, I’m not alone — in fact, 93 percent of pediatricians get asked the same thing. Now, it’s important to point out that most […]
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Why we need less virtual medicine - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
The world of health care will likely look very different in a decade, owing to a variety of diverse factors including; medical breakthroughs, political reform and not least of all the tremendous advances in technology that are occurring at breathtaking pace. The traditional model of the doctor-patient interaction will also continue to change dramatically (as […]
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How an eleven-pound cat precipitated domestic chaos and delayed surgery - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
Termites are endemic in southern California, and we’ve had spot treatments several times over the years at various sites in our house where little piles of sawdust have appeared as evidence of termite activity. Finally, it became clear that the termites were winning, and more aggressive treatment was in order: tenting. This is the process […]
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Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of March 2015 - http://geekdoctor.blogspot.com/2015...
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Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of March 2015 - http://geekdoctor.blogspot.com/2015...
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Top stories in health and medicine, March 19, 2015 - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
From MedPage Today: Turbulent Future for Oncology. The nation’s cancer care system risks slipping into a socioeconomic vortex that threatens the ability to meet a growing demand for care, according to a report from a leading organization of cancer professionals. Newer Stents Fall Flat in Multivessel Disease. Surgery still beats stents in the modern drug-eluting iterations […]
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Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 19th March 2015. 2016 Budget Strategy Not Clear At All! - http://aushealthit.blogspot.com/2015...
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We must recognize the limits of doctors’ work lives - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
The “age of the giants” has passed. The idea of larger-than-life doctors devoting themselves completely to patient care and sacrificing their personal lives in the process is giving way to an era of recognizing the limits to a physician’s work life. This change in attitude has been advanced, in part, by resident work-hour restrictions. These restrictions have […]
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Same Old, Same Old - Johnson and Johnson Settles Charges it Concealed Adverse Effects of Risperdal, Vaginal Mesh Device, Pleads Guilty to Selling Adulterated Tylenol, Announces CEO Got 48% Raise to $25 Million - http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2015...
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Were the physicians on Jimmy Kimmel professional? - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
You’ve likely seen the Jimmy Kimmel “public service announcement” on vaccines. Over 3 1/2 million people have viewed it on Youtube so if you’re not yet one of them you’ll likely add to the tally now. The first 3 minutes of the monologue are spot-on, and they’re also very funny. Jimmy takes a stand against the […]
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To your own Vulcan self: Be true - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
“What would Spock think about the ‘husky’ designation?” That’s what I was pondering. I was wondering how the master of logic would justify and make sense of the clearly derogatory way I was feeling about myself. “Fascinating,” I imagined him saying, and he would raise that patented eyebrow. Then I looked in the mirror, furrowed […]
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We need an honest discussion of appropriate antibiotic use in the ICU - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
Many readers know that I favor empiric antibiotic treatment for adolescent/young adult pharyngitis when the clinical signs and symptoms strongly suggest a bacterial infection. I favor narrow target antibiotics and only in the patients with Centor scores of 3 or 4 (and perhaps some 2s when the patient looks very ill). This would exclude over […]
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ACO Survival Guide released! - http://www.myhealthtechblog.com/2015...
Yesterday I received notice from the publisher, 3Lions, that the ACO Survival Guide is now available from the online store. I'm now working on a training program to accompany the guide that will walk through each of the regulations. Yes, it will be interesting, and yes, you won't fall asleep. I know how much people enjoy regulations! LOL
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More humanity, less physician burnout - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
Physician burnout — and burnout in general — is at an all-time high. From this Wall Street Journal article by Dr. Sandeep Jauhar to a recent TEDx talk by Dr. Romila Mushtaq, the angst is palpable. Sadly, as noted in this piece in the New York Times, the suicide rates of physicians and doctors-in-training increase every year. Continue reading ... Your […]
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A message to those taking care of my medically-complex child - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
To the staff overseeing my medically-complex child, My child has been in this world much longer than you expected; thus I’ve been in this relationship with you much longer than I expected. If I could break up with you and find someone new, believe me I would (I’m sure so would you some days). But that isn’t […]
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Top stories in health and medicine, March 18, 2015 - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
From MedPage Today: Helmet Bests Mask for Infant CPAP. Infants with bronchiolitis who were treated with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) helmet did not need to be intubated as often compared with those who used a CPAP facial mask. Negotiations Heat Up on Permanent SGR Fix. As a deadline looms, Congressional negotiators are continuing their […]
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Surely This Is Using A Sledgehammer To Crack A Nut. Shows Lack Of Any Real Understanding Of the Real Issues Involved. - http://aushealthit.blogspot.com/2015...
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I Think The Present Attorney General Is Just Rude! As a Blogger I Demand Protection Of My Metadata From Government Snooping! - http://aushealthit.blogspot.com/2015...
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5 things to know about what’s new in hemophilia - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
From new longer-acting drugs to promising gene therapy trials, much is changing in the treatment of hemophilia, the inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot. I will mark Hemophilia Awareness Month by discussing research and treatment progress, as well as remaining challenges. 1. Many more treatment products are being introduced, including some […]
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New Media Meetup at HIMSS15 showcases Chicago icon - http://www.meaningfulhitnews.com/2015...
The New Media Meetup, now in its sixth year, has become a staple at the annual HIMSS conference. As a longtime resident of Chicago, I’m excited to tell you that this year’s event will be held at the legendary Gino’s East pizzeria, Tuesday, April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT. As usual, your host will be John Lynn, founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network, of which Meaningful HIT News is a member. Here are the basics: When: Tuesday 4/14 6:00-8:00 PM Where: Gino’s East, 162 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611 MAP Who: Anyone who uses or is interested in New Media (Blogs, Twitter, Social Media, etc) What: Food, Drinks, and Amazing People Note: We have limited space for the event and so like in past years, we’ll have to close registration once we reach capacity. Check out John’s blog post for more details, as well as information on the first-ever Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference he is hosting in Las Vegas May 7-8. In case you were wondering, I still do not know who I will be...
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Eulogy for the doctor - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
No physician, however conscientious or careful, can tell what day or hour he may not be the object of some undeserved attack, malicious accusation, blackmail or suit for damages  … “ – Assaults Upon Medical Men. Journal of the American Medical Association, 1892 It’s happened again: A well-liked doctor is killed by his patient. Last year’s horrific […]
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Want your ER physician to leave happy? Do these things. - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
I have been doing emergency medicine for almost ten years — thirteen if residency counts, and I sure think it does.  I face the same issues that cause my work colleagues, physicians and nurses alike, to burnout. I struggle with burnout myself, but I keep coming back.  Many days (and nights), I ask myself why […]
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The health care safety net: Put patients first - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
For many of the millions of low-income families seeking quality health care in the safety net, the quest can be bewildering. They may walk into a drab, disorganized and unwelcoming clinic, with the staff, signage, and endless medical forms all using unfamiliar language, with unexplained, lengthy waiting times, and with providers burying them in information […]
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3 myths and 3 truths about hospice - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog...
As I travel around speaking about preparing for peace at the end of life, I have found that there are three pervasive myths about hospice that might cause you to inadvertently rob yourself or your family of a peace-filled end-of-life experience. So, I am taking on the job of myth-buster to clear the air. Here […]
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