Collected IT/medical articles

Selected highly interesting articles I've come across relating to IT and medicine
  • Emergency Department Physician Internet Use during Clinical Encounters
    "Objective: This study explored the Internet log files from emergency department workstations to determine search patterns, compared them to discharge diagnoses, and the emergency medicine curriculum as a way to quantify physician search behaviors."
  • [EpMonthly 2012] How Time is Spent During an Emergency Department Shift
    Emergency physician 'White coat' little home made experiment revealing what we all have been feeling; our time is mostly spent at computers instead of bedside!
  • [Ann Em Med 2012] Web 2.0 in Emergency Medicine
    How Web 2.0 is revolutionizing our ways of learning medicine, from the academic viewpoint. Scott Weingart's blogging experience, information overload, doctors communicating on social networks...
  • [AmedNews 2012] Giving technology tips to older doctors should be done delicately
    "Like many in her generation, Dr. Jones has found herself in a 'reverse mentoring' role. That is a phrase coined by former GE CEO Jack Welch more than a decade ago, when he realized there was a lot about the Internet that he and many of his older-generation executives needed to learn."
  • [NY Times 2011] The Rise of Desktop Medicine
    While health care was once premised on the physical exam and a physician’s diagnostic skills, it has become increasingly reliant on computer-based syntheses of clinical findings and measurements, complex statistical models and risk factor calculations.
  • [The Sydney Morning Herald 2011] Alarm sounded over Dr Google's diagnosis
    "The 50 per cent who are trying to self-diagnose is really disturbing, because that's the hard part, that is where you need someone with very broad experience who can look at all the parameters at the same time and try and come to a view as to where we should go," he said. "That's why GPs aren't allowed to practice independently until they've had 10 years of training.[...] However the 70-year-old man's son had Googled the symptoms - body aches and jaw pain when chewing - which led him to suspect they were actually side effects of Lipitor, a popular medication for reducing cholesterol. He thought all he needed to do was to stop his cholesterol lowering medication"
  • [Slate] How Facebook Saved My Son's Life
    My social network helped diagnose a rare disease that our doctors initially missed.
  • [BMJ Careers 2009] Medical Twitter
    BMJ's excellent review of Twitter - in 2009.
  • [KevinMD] How to use Twitter at your next medical conference
  • [J Med Internet Res 2011] Wikipedia: a key tool for global public health promotion
  • [BMJ editorial] WikiProject Medicine
    Did you know there's a special Wiki Medicine project going on, run by dedicated doctors?
  • [Ac Med 2011] Preparing for the changing role of instructional technologies in medical education
  • [Kidney News 2012] The New World Of Medical Tweeting
    In summary, Twitter has the power to spread knowledge and engage many people in conversations. It is the best one-to-many communication system to build your brand, network, give advice, or just have fun. Especially in an age of shrinking health care budgets, Twitter is an effective solution to the need for cheap mass communication (8) . With Twitter, the future of communications is here, and it’s both free and easy.
  • [KevinMD 2011] How to use Twitter at your next medical conference
    Twitter seen through the eyes of the respectable KevinMD blog.
  • [MedGadget 2011] Can differential diagnosis be crowdsourced to Facebook
    A scientific approach to the question we have all asked us.