Category Archives: Social Media

An Open Letter to a Surgeon From His Patient

Here is the introduction by Jesse Gruman, host of the Prepared Patient Forum: Andrew Robinson Posted on the Prepared Patient Forum Andrew Robinson was a successful New York trial attorney when he was diagnosed with “an incurable form of Leukemia” and … Continue reading

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TedMed 2012: Day 1

Patricia Salber Posted 4/10/12 on The Doctor Weighs In TedMed 2012 has begun.  And how!  The opening event was “Traces-Urban Acrobats.”  Urban Acrobats?  It was mouth-droppingly over-the-top athleticism.  One long sequence consisted of the members of the troup jumping, gliding, and … Continue reading

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Is My Cancer in the Wrong Body Part?

Elaine Waples Recently, our city hosted the fifth annual national marathon to fight breast cancer.  This is not part of the Komen “race for the cure” but rather a grassroots effort that mushroomed from its inception five years ago into … Continue reading

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Fewer Than 10% of People Manage Health via Mobile: a HIMSS Reality Check on Remote Health Monitoring

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Posted 2/28/12 on Health Populi With mobile health consumer market projections for ranging from $7 billion to $43 billion, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, a casual reader might think that a plethora of health citizens are tracking their health, weight, food … Continue reading

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How Many Referrals Is Too Many?

Kenneth Lin Posted 2/1/12 on The American Family Physician Community Blog Most AFP review articles about conditions that may require co-management of specialists contain a short section or Table titled “Indications for Referral.” For example, the January 1st article on prevention and care … Continue reading

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Presenting Care & Cost Data

Brian Klepper Over the weekend, Dan Munro – see his recent provocative post on medical management and cost – dropped me most of the chart below – he had cut off everything above the main part of the graphic – … Continue reading

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The National Nurse Act of 2011

Brian Klepper On December 15, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) introduced HR 3679, The National Nurse Act of 2011. The legislation, co-led by Rep. Peter King (NY-3), would elevate the existing Chief Nurse Officer of the US Public Health Service to the National Nurse for Public … Continue reading

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The Decline of US Scientific Impact

Dov Michaeli Posted 1/07/12 on The Doctor Weighs In I have attended more scientific and medical conferences than I care to remember. One thing that never failed to impress me was the large number of foreign-born young scientists attracted to our … Continue reading

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Health Care Social Media – How to Engage Online Without Getting into Trouble (Part II)

David Harlow Posted 1/05/12 on HealthBlawg I have been asked to write up some of the core takeaways from the health care social media presentations I have been giving recently, so I am sharing a version of this narrative on HealthBlawg, in two … Continue reading

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6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine in 2012

Josh Constine Posted 1/1/12 on TechCrunch “In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps.” Singularity University‘s executive director of FutureMed Daniel Kraft M.D. sat down with me to discuss the biggest emerging trends … Continue reading

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Consumer Engagement in Health: Greater Cost-Consciousness and Demand for Cost/Quality Information

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Posted 12/14/11 on Health Populi People enrolled in consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) are more likely than enrollees in traditional health insurance products to be cost-conscious. In particular, CDHP members check prices before they receive health care services, ask … Continue reading

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The Vital Role of Guideline Narratives

Kenneth Lin Posted 12/1/11 on Common Sense Family Doctor  A few weeks ago, I presented Family Medicine Grand Rounds at Georgetown University School of Medicine on resolving conflicts between screening guidelines. During the question and answer session, Department Chair James Welsh, MD … Continue reading

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Half of Americans Don’t Realize There’s No-Cost Preventive Care in the Affordable Care Act

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Posted 11/30/11 on Health Populi The U.S. public’s views on health reform — remain fairly negative, although the percent of people feeling favorably toward it increased from 34% to 37% between October and November. Still, that represents a low from … Continue reading

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An Appreciation: Monique Doyle Spencer

Paul Levy Posted 11/27/11 on Not Running a Hospital Brian’s Note: When I read this poignant piece about one woman’s brave perspective on fighting cancer, I showed it to my wife Elaine, who is dealing with late stage primary peritoneal … Continue reading

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Primary Care Everywhere – How the Shortage of PCPs is Driving Innovation: Especially for Patients’ Participation in Their Own Care

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Posted 11/04/11 on Health Populi The signs of the primary care crisis in America are visible: A growing number of visits to the emergency room for treating commonplace ailments Waiting lists for signing up with and queuing lines to … Continue reading

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