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Mailbox for Mac

Mailbox for Mac

Mailbox is an innovative mail client for iOS that had an enormous impact when it was released last year. I remember being 500,000th in line for an invitation to be a beta tester. Mailbox makes it easier to achieve Inbox Zero – that sweet spot where your inbox is empty of all messages. This doesn’t […]

If you come to our hospital missing a finger, no one will believe you until we get a CT scan, an MRI and an orthopedic consult

In this TED talk, physician and writer Abraham Verghese talks about the power of the ritual in medical consultation. The power of human touch is a powerful healing tool that is put at risk by our reliance on investigations and imaging.

Strange But True – Vintage Medical Procedures and Weird Looking Equipment

Strange But True – Vintage Medical Procedures and Weird Looking Equipment

So Bad So Good presents a selection of strange medical procedures and freakish looking equipment from our recent past. What do we do now that will look weird in the future? Tanning babies at the Chicago Orphan Asylum, 1925, to offset winter rickets Physiotherapy 1920’s style Blood Transfusion 1978 More at So Bad So Good, […]

Handbook of Non Drug Interventions

Handbook of Non Drug Interventions

The RACGP is collating a series of articles that will together comprise a Handbook of non-drug interventions (“HANDI” ). From the HANDI site: “Advances in non-drug treatments in the past few decades have been substantial and diverse: exercise for heart failure and COPD, the Epley manoeuvre for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, knee taping for osteoarthritis, […]

Continuity of Care reduces the Risk of Preventable Hospital Admissions

Continuity of Care and the Risk of Preventable Hospitalization in Older Adults Nyweide DJ, Anthony DL, Bynum JP, et al. Continuity of care and the risk of preventable hospitalization in older adults. JAMA Intern Med 2013;173(20):1879-1885. More evidence of the benefits of a long term relationship with a particular provider for elderly patients. Importance Preventable […]

Email on your Mac – a brief history. And don’t miss the launch of MailPilot today!

Email on your Mac – a brief history. And don’t miss the launch of MailPilot today!

MailPilot is a brand spanking new email client for Mac, and it is being launched today. This is a limited release – if you would like to test it out you really need to act fast. A Brief History of Mac Email clients. For many years there was no good replacement on OSX for Apple […]

Reducing cardiovascular risk through a nurse-led email reminder program

Efficacy of a nurse-led email reminder program for cardiovascular prevention risk reduction in hypertensive patients: A randomized controlled trial. A Canadian nurse-led email reminder program to assist patients in managing their cardiovascular risk factors appeared to be effective in this RCT comprising 200 patients. Abstract BACKGROUND: Many strategies have been evaluated to improve the prevention […]

Effective Interventions to Reduce Rehospitalizations

The person most likely to end up in hospital tomorrow is the one being discharged today. The IHI has a survey of the published evidence with regard to hospital readmissions and has also compiled a ‘Compendium of Promising Interventions’. They are available on this page. This survey of the published literature regarding the effective interventions […]

To make a difference, focus on Access and Communication

Effects of Patient-Centered Medical Home Attributes on Patients’ Perceptions of Quality in Federally Supported Health Centers This study found that patients perception of quality was high in federally funded clinics that operated according to PCMH prinicples. The study used the following PCMH attributes (1) access to care getting to health center, (2) access to care […]

In healthcare everyone has two three jobs

In healthcare everyone has <strike>two</strike> three jobs

In healthcare, everyone has two three jobs: to do your work, to improve your work, and to work your team.