Category Archives: ePatients & Participatory Medicine

Using the Electronic Health Record to Identify Educational Gaps of Internal Medicine Interns

Are interns exposed to common clinical diagnoses? A study examined just this question by looking at PGY-1 notes from 10022 different hospitals. This question is particularly important to me considering in a few months I will be an internal medicine

Using the Electronic Health Record to Identify Educational Gaps of Internal Medicine Interns

Are interns exposed to common clinical diagnoses? A study examined just this question by looking at PGY-1 notes from 10022 different hospitals. This question is particularly important to me considering in a few months I will be an internal medicine

Quadriplegic Man Feeding, Scratching Himself for First Time in Years

At Case Western University a quadriplegic man was able to move his right arm. Electrodes arrays were implanted to read signals from his motor cortex of his brain. The patient’s thought to move his hand and a computer analyzed it

Quadriplegic Man Feeding, Scratching Himself for First Time in Years

At Case Western University a quadriplegic man was able to move his right arm. Electrodes arrays were implanted to read signals from his motor cortex of his brain. The patient’s thought to move his hand and a computer analyzed it

Dynamic Web Based Virtual Patients

Not too long ago PBL learning was the “hot new thing” in medical education. Now educators in St. George’s School of Medicine in London are exploring a different type of PBL called Dynamic-PBL. Dynamic PBL provides web based interactive cases

Dynamic Web Based Virtual Patients

Not too long ago PBL learning was the “hot new thing” in medical education. Now educators in St. George’s School of Medicine in London are exploring a different type of PBL called Dynamic-PBL. Dynamic PBL provides web based interactive cases

Social Media: A Threat to Professionalism

Most everyone in the modern world is connected through social media, including medical professionals. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat is full of people sharing the details of their day, no matter how mundane. So it is no surprise that young

Social Media: A Threat to Professionalism

Most everyone in the modern world is connected through social media, including medical professionals. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat is full of people sharing the details of their day, no matter how mundane. So it is no surprise that young

Using Gaming and Competition in Medical Education

Last week I was on an elevator at UCIMC and was surprised that out of the eight or so people on the elevator, seven of them were checking their phone. Most of the people on the elevator were residents and

Using Gaming and Competition in Medical Education

Last week I was on an elevator at UCIMC and was surprised that out of the eight or so people on the elevator, seven of them were checking their phone. Most of the people on the elevator were residents and

A virtual care clinic: a way of the future?

Scientists at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies are working on making it easier to see a physician. They are working on an app that would allow the patient to communicate with their doctor from in the comfort of their own

A virtual care clinic: a way of the future?

Scientists at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies are working on making it easier to see a physician. They are working on an app that would allow the patient to communicate with their doctor from in the comfort of their own

A new health app: HART

This article describes a new health app created in Orange County, California called HART. The app is revolutionary in that it connects both daily activities such as fitness and diet with medical information such as appointments and medical records. Full

A new health app: HART

This article describes a new health app created in Orange County, California called HART. The app is revolutionary in that it connects both daily activities such as fitness and diet with medical information such as appointments and medical records. Full