Clinical care

Video: Bill Gates on how to improve world health

While many of us know about the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, few of us have heard Gates speak about his foundation’s crusade to improve health in poor countries. In this talk, delivered at UC Berkeley, Gates speaks about the connection between world health improvement, political cooperation, technology and more.

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Critics say EMR dangers aren’t getting enough attention

Are EMRs dangerous?

This week, a tragedy unfolded at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University, where a man distraught over his mother’s condition shot her, her doctor, and himself. This awful series of events — which ended in the death of the man and his mother– deserve plenty of attention, as the hospital industry is only just beginning to pay […]

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Video: More reasons why Steve Jobs should run healthcare

In this video, Mr. Cirillo explains how the risk-taking, product-focused style of Steve Jobs might help healthcare out of some of its doldrums. He has quite a tale to tell! This post was submitted by Clara Barton.

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Organs for sale on Craigslist, blogger says

Kidney x-ray

Few patients are under more pressure than those waiting to hear that a compatible donor has been found to give  them the organ they need.  Unfortunately, as frightened as they must be, they have to wait until that magic phone call arrives. Or do they? According to blogger Kevin Pho, patients are increasingly sidestepping traditional […]

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Florida AMA chapter threatens civil war

For those of us who have watched the American Medical Association over decades, it’s well known that the group is, well, unfraid of internal debate. In fact, gossip has it that the AMA-affiliated social media site Sermo is so roiled by debate — and dominated by the hotter-tempered conservatives in the room — that it’s […]

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Forum: Designing the ideal nursing station, idea #2

If nursing stations are too decentralized, younger nurses, fresh out of school, are missing the opportunity to learn from older staff and glean information from the seasoned professionals prior to initiating a procedure/medication that they are unsure of or uncomfortable performing.

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