Today I’m doing a video teleconference keynote to a group in Thailand to discuss the use of mobile devices in medical education at Harvard.
Here are the slides I’ll use. Thanks to Jason Alvarez at HMS for preparing the data.
If you want to succeed in academic cardiology, get a federal grant for research.
Better yet: get a few well-paid industry grants, too.
These days lower-paid academic cardiologists are finding it tougher to find protected time for research and speaking because grants are harder to come by and money from their academic center is getting tight.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Brain stimulation using electrical currents is a safe and effective depression therapy and may even have other surprise perks for the body, according to research conducted at the University of New South Wales.
More than half of all patients in what researchers called the largest and most definitive study of transcranial direct current stimulation experienced "substantial improvements" after getting the therapy, according to a press release.
I guess I’ve now become an "old dog" in medicine. The residents look younger, the fellows, sharp and trim, and some of my contemporary physicians, like well-worn time-pieces, are beginning to complain of sore knees, backs, and declining vision. And then there’s the nocturia…
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A growing number of students claim to know a peer who is using prostitution to pay for med school, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.
1 in 10 students surveyed claimed to know someone in the sex trade as a last resort for paying tuition, up from 6% of those surveyed in 2006 and 4% in 2002.
Intuitive Surgical’s (NSDQ:ISRG) da Vinci system is making big strides in global robotic domination with training centers set to open in Japan and India this year.
A Japanese robot-assisted surgery training center, the first of its kind in the country, will open in Fujita Health University Hospital in the spring, according to the Japan Times Online.
By Tom Ulrich
Things had taken a turn for the worse as the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) team tried to stabilize the two-day-old boy just transported in from a hospital in Maine:
“His heart rate is going down.” “I think he’s going into tachycardia, have the defibrillator ready.” “Starting chest compressions!”
by Marshall Allen, ProPublica
When Renee Royak-Schaler unexpectedly collapsed and died on May 22, no one ordered an autopsy.
Not the doctors at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Md., where the 64-year-old professor and cancer researcher was pronounced dead.
Not the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which passed on the case because no foul play was involved.
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) unveiled the industry’s first iPad app designed to help doctors educate patients about heart disease and treatments.
The colorful program allows doctors and patients to access information about heart conditions and treatments in an interactive way, joining other programs in Boston Scientific’s growing app portfolio.
Boston Scientific Introduces First iPad® App for Physicians to Educate
Patients About Cardiovascular Diseases and Treatments
Video demonstration of CardioTeach™ app by Dr. Kenneth Stein available online
Oct 27, 2011
NATICK, Mass., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) introduces its CardioTeach™ iPad® app, an industry-first, free educational resource to help healthcare professionals better educate patients and caregivers about therapy options related to cardiovascular and peripheral diseases, specifically atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart rhythm disorders and peripheral vascular disease.