The “Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival” is a weekly summary of the best posts from medical blogs. Feel free to send your suggestions to my email at email@example.com. Best of Medical Blogs (BMB) is published every Tuesday, just like the old Grand Rounds.
The Most Hopeful Job in the World
From Craig Canapari, MD: His "academic achievement would be impressive in anyone. But when you realize that he could not even pick up a pencil, this is really stunning." http://bit.ly/NkPOik
Setting an Example: Eating Well
The “classic” fare of residency (donuts or muffins for breakfast, pizza for lunch, and some fast food on the way home) doesn’t really give you much credibility when you are talking to patients. http://goo.gl/fQlAs
10 Ways to Make EMR Meaningful and Useful
From Dr. Rob Lamberts http://goo.gl/KimDJ:
- Require all visits to have a simple summary.
- Allow coding gibberish to be hidden.
- Require all ancillary reports to be available to the patient.
- Require integration with a comprehensive and unified patient calendar.
- Put most of the chart in the hands of the patient.
- Pay for e-visits and make them simple for all involved.
- Allow e-prescription of all controlled drugs.
- Require patients’ records to be easily searchable.
- Standardize database nomenclature and decentralize it.
- Outlaw faxing.
Bedside manner in the days of EHR
The $47 billion Kaiser Permanente managed healthcare company has even gone so far as to develop a training methodology for EHR etiquette. It's designed to teach practitioners how to both use electronic tools and be aware there's a patient in the room. http://goo.gl/2LFuk
Called LEVEL, it has five steps:
L -- Let the patient look on
E -- Eye contact
V -- Value the computer
E -- Explain what you’re doing
L -- Log off
Electronic health records changing the character of the family doctor http://goo.gl/iw36b
Are Olympic athletes superhuman? BMJ readers comment: http://goo.gl/bYIRt
The Colonoscopy Experience of a Healthcare CIO http://goo.gl/n2K4D
Fauquier ENT Blog: How Can Nasal Obstruction CAUSE Clogged Ears? http://bit.ly/QGN0ft
Hospitals, Social Media and Compliance - an excellent presentation by Ed Bennett from the blog Found In Cache http://goo.gl/g3qys