Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Residents’ participation in research activity associated with higher levels of satisfaction with residency training

  • Study: Frequent copying and pasting of examinations within the electronic medical record

  • Plastic surgeon describes body fat as "liquid gold" - transferring fat to more "desirable areas"

  • Study: Young Ballerinas Face Heart, Bone Risks due to too few calories, too much exertion

  • "Another Doctor Live-Blogs A Malpractice Trial" and

  • HelloHealth offering "health insurance for small firms - pay as little as you want"...

  • Bad news: 50% of physicians indicated that they use Wikipedia as their source for medical information.

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1 comment:

  1. I am one of the teaching faculty at a large hospital implementing EMR. We are doing it in stages.
    Currently the residents have developed their own EMR in note documentation.
    The faculty have found that the notes are not updated, that false info in the notes can affect pt care (ie., putting CT head ordered, when it had been done 2 days ago), pt discharges, and confuse nursing staff and consultant. The faculty are worried about the next phase of our EPIC installation when all notes will be electronic.
    Any words of wisdom? Lynda