Catherine Mohr is quite an incredible women. She is both an engineer and a medical doctor. She combines these two fields with her great inventions which help advance surgery. Take a look at her TED Talk in which she presents the newest robotic tools for surgery, but also remembers the beginnings of this art/craft/science.
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Apple has published a profile of the Doylestown Hospital which relies on a mobile workforce of 360 independent physicians using iPhones.
Dr. Scott Levy, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Doylestown Hospital said that with iPhone use, they’ve seen clear, noticeable improvements in patient care.
Here is what physicians can do with their iPhones in this hospital:
- use push email to receive the hospital’s time-sensitive email alerts, as well as have access to calendars and contacts
- have cellular service anywhere in the hospital, including ICU, so they can be on call and available around the clock
- secure mobile access to the hospital’s electronic medical records system
- can see everything needed for patient care, including vital signs, medications, lab results, allergies, nurses’ notes, therapy results, and even information about patient diet
- use medical reference applications such as Epocrates Essentials to help explain diseases, interpret lab results, and provide drug information right at the patient’s bedside
Take a look at the following video to learn more.
Don’t despare if you are not working in a similar hospital. There are still a lot of useful things you can do with your iPhone. Read my “Why is iPhone perfect for doctors” article to get you started.
You should know by now that every time my posts are slower, I am creating something in the dark corner of my room :-). This was the case when I introduced the OpenECGproject, and it is the case now, when I am introducing the Health Blogs Observatory.
Health Blogs Observatory is an online research lab devoted to examination of the health blogosphere. It was created by the health bloggers and for the health bloggers.
Main goals of the project are:
- To conduct annual surveys of health bloggers, which would be designed, analyzed and openly published by the bloggers themselves
- To create the most comprehensive web directory of health blogs
- To nurture new ideas and facilitate future research collaborations between health bloggers
Two major characteristics of the Health Blogs Observatory are collaboration and openness. This is why I would like to invite all health/medical bloggers to join the community and start contributing to it by adding their blogs to the web directory and participating in the design of the health bloggers survey.
I been working 48 hours shifts in the Emergency Department this whole month and I am starting to feel just a little bit tired. I completely neglected my blog cause I just could not find the time and energy to post new stories.
Well it seams Dr. Arnold Kim has resolved his dilemma regarding medicine and blogging. This month he stopped practicing medicine and started blogging full time on his highly popular technology blog called MacRumors.
Read his story in The New York Times – My Son, the Blogger: An M.D. Trades Medicine for Apple Rumors