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What Does It Mean To Be Conscious?

What Does It Mean To Be Conscious?

October 31, 2013

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Do we need to redefine what it means to be conscious when a behaviorally vegetative patient is found not just aware, but also paying attention?

Pat Salber, MD, MBA, CEO of Health Tech Hatch & Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Can We Squeeze the Waste Out of the High Cost of Trauma Care?

October 29, 2013

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Trauma care is a $163 billion problem in the US. A significant chunk of cost could be avoided if more patients with minor injuries were transported to nontrauma hospitals instead of Level 1 and 2 trauma centers. In a healthcare system badly in need of cost reductions, this is an idea that should be explored.

Health Reform Beyond the ACA – Are We Inching Towards Consensus?

Health Reform Beyond the ACA – Are We Inching Towards Consensus?

October 24, 2013

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Health care sustainability is a critical problem in the US that will require more than the current insurance reform embodied in the Accountable Care Act. A review of proposals by seven major policy think tanks by Jack Lewin and colleagues reveals remarkable consensus on what needs to be done.

Hacking Health – Creating Cool New Stuff over the Weekend

Hacking Health – Creating Cool New Stuff over the Weekend

October 22, 2013

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The idea behind UC Berkeley’s 3rd Annual Hacking Health Hackathon was to spend a day and a half creating digital solutions for some specific industry sponsored challenges. Or, if you wanted, you could create something cool that addressed a problem that you were really interested in or passionate about.

Pat Salber, MD, MBA, CEO of Health Tech Hatch & Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Dr. Nick and Nuance – Making Medical Record Documentation Better

October 21, 2013

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I recently had the pleasure of sitting down to talk to Nic van Terheyden, MD, the Chief Medical Information Officer of Nuance Communications.

Healthcare DIY:  Creating a Community of Health-Seekers

Healthcare DIY: Creating a Community of Health-Seekers

October 13, 2013

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Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (@healthythinker) is up to something new. It’s called HealthcareDIY, a home for health seekers who want to join a community of like-minded people.

Meet Laura Stachel, MD, Ob/Gyn and one of this year’s top 10 CNN Heroes

Meet Laura Stachel, MD, Ob/Gyn and one of this year’s top 10 CNN Heroes

October 10, 2013

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In some countries, a lack of reliable electricity is to blame for deaths during childbirth. Dr. Laura Stachel witnessed this tragic truth during a trip to Nigeria five years ago. She and her husband are now delivering a solution: solar energy in a suitcase.

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Winners – Always a Hoot

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Winners – Always a Hoot

October 7, 2013

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By Patricia Salber Seeing the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine announced today reminded me that it has been quite some time since I… Read More ›

Social Media and HIV Prevention

Social Media and HIV Prevention

September 25, 2013

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By Patricia Salber You know that social media is getting mainstreamed in medicine when the Annals of Internal Medicine publishes a study about its use… Read More ›

My Great Big Apple Rant

My Great Big Apple Rant

September 20, 2013

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by Patricia Salber Fair warning – this has nothing to do with healthcare unless you count the health effects of being tee’d off. In mid-December… Read More ›