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The Darkest Year Of Medical School

Danielle Ofri | Slate | June 4, 2013

Students come in altruistic and empathetic. They leave jaded and bitter. Read More »

The Ethiopian Government And CapacityPlus Lead The Way In Estimating The Cost Of Educating Nurses And Midwives In Africa

Leah McManus and Rebecca Bailey | CapacityPlus | September 1, 2013

In 2011, Ethiopia reported having 29,550 nurses and 2,416 midwives1, or approximately one nurse for every 3,000 people and one midwife for every 34,000 people. In response to this shortage, the Government of Ethiopia has developed an ambitious plan to significantly increase the number of nurses and midwives in the country by 2015 [...]. Read More »

The Story of How our Health Informatics Textbook Came into Being

I have been asked many times how and why I became interested in Health Informatics and how that led to the writing and self-publication of our textbook, Health Informatics: Practical Guide. The textbook is now in its 7th edition and has been adopted by a large number of universities for their health informatics courses. More co-authors have come on board, and we are now looking at publishing other textbooks. Thus we thought this would be a good point to tell the story.

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UC Irvine Is The First Medical School To Add Google Glass To Its Curriculum

Barry Levine | Venture Beat | May 15, 2014

Google Glass is going to medical school.  On Thursday, the University of California at Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine announced that it is integrating the already-iconic wearable into its four-year curriculum for medical students — the first medical school to do so...

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VA Announces Five Chiropractic Residency Sites

Staff Writer | Dynamic Chiropractic | January 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has named the five VA medical facilities and affiliated chiropractic colleges that will participate in VA's chiropractic residency program. They are: Read More »

VHA Providing EHR Training for Health Professional across the U.S.

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) currently operates more than 1,500 sites of care, including 152 hospitals, 965 outpatient clinics, and over 130 VA nursing homes. Last year, over 116,000 health professional trainees received some or all of their clinical training in these VA healthcare facilities. The VA has academic  affiliation agreements with more than 1,800 colleges, universities, and medical schools across the U.S.   All of the physicians and healthcare professionals that pass through the VA receive training in the use of the VistA electronic health record (EHR) system. Read More »

When The Best Hospitals Are The Worst

James Hamblin | The Atlantic | July 1, 2013

Assume we successfully get health insurance for 32 million more Americans. Not a single person "falls through the cracks." [...] There's a quantifiable change in barometric pressure as the nation collectively sighs. The moment would be fleeting. Panic resumes when the newly insured try to get appointments to see doctors. Read More »

Why Is American Health Care So Ridiculously Expensive?

Derek Thompson | The Atlantic | March 27, 2013

It would be nice to say that high prices are a bug of our medical system. But they're a feature. They're part of a choice we've made. Read More »

Why Medical Education Should Embrace Social Media

Rebecca Hastings | Caduceus Blog | April 13, 2013

[... I] know Twitter is technically considered social media, but why can’t social media be used as an educational tool?  Large renowned institutions and organizations are tweeting valuable information pertaining to my livelihood and I can’t access it “on the job” where I’m supposed to be gaining an education. [...] Read More »

With the BodyExplorer, 'You won't feel a thing...'

Kathryn Sterling | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | December 2, 2013

I was in the University of Pittsburgh Simulation and Medical Technology Research and Development Center, and the researchers were having me try out the BodyExplorer simulator firsthand. Read More »

Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design For An Age Of Digital Disruption - April 26, 2013

Event Details
Open Access Event
April 26, 2013 - 8:00am - 6:00pm
Rice University
United States

On Friday, April 26, Medical Futures Lab will host its inaugural "multidisciplinary-critical-thinking-through-creative-design" symposium, "Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design for an Age of Digital Disruption." Read More »