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Clinical Information Management

A new secure smartphone app may replace the iconic doctor pager

A smart-phone app that lets physicians message each other securely has been developed at Western University. Dr. Brian Rotenberg, associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is one of the driving forces behind PageMe.

Rotenberg joined forces with partners, Francis Yanga and Andre Ross, to form a company called Citruvio Communications Inc., in order to find technological solutions to address these privacy issues.

Development and implementation of a biomedical informatics course for medical students: challenges of a large-scale blended-learning program

ABSTRACT Biomedical informatics (BMI) competencies are recognized as core requirements for the healthcare professional, but the amount of BMI educational interventions in the curricula of medical schools is limited. UNAM Faculty of Medicine in Mexico is a large public medical school, with more than 7000 undergraduate students. The undergraduate program recently underwent a major curricular revision, which includes BMI education. Two one-semester BMI courses (BMI-1 and BMI-2) were designed, with a blended learning educational model.

Man vs. Machine: Leveraging AI in Health Care

This video and short article hits on hot topics with regards to artificial intelligence in health care - its pitfalls and promises and the innovations that are going on right now. This is a panel from the NEJM Catalyst event The Future of Care Delivery: Relentless Redesign at Providence St. Joseph Health, January 19, 2017. It features:

Dr. Arnold Milstein - a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University. Dr. Benjamin Chu - President and Chief Executive Officer for Memorial Hermann Health System.

Social media and Canadian physicians

This document is the Canadian Medical Association's policy document on how Canadian physicians should use social media, and how to act on social media.

This document is intended to provide guidance on how Canadian medical students, residents, fellows and practising physicians can approach social media, by acknowledging the potential benefits as well as the challenges and risks.

Understanding Electronic Medication Reconciliation (eMedRec)

Medication reconciliation (MedRec) or electronic medication reconciliation (eMedRec) is a formal process where physicians, nurses and pharmacists work with patients and their families to ensure that an accurate and comprehensive medication history is gathered and that information is communicated across care settings during patient healthcare transitions (admission, transfers, discharge).