Last night I watched a movie called Rory O’Shea about two young wheelchair users trying to get out of the institution they were living in. (Available at Safeway for 6.99.) Then a friend send me this amazing ballet with two disabled Chinese dancers. Click twice to play.
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Bones of Contention
This image is from Nearing Zero, a great source of science cartoons.
This week in Plain Brown Wrapper, Saskatoon urologist Kishore Visvanathan slags the Globe and Mail , trash-talks Dr. Jay Parkinson and puts a national EHR on his Christmas list. Visit his other blog, Adventures in Advanced Access, and cheer on the urology department as it tackles its wait lists.
Another physicians blogging about the phenomena of online doctors is Dr. Wes in Online with Your Doctor.
Other physicians blogging about Electronic Health Record are Constructive Medicine, ictconsequences. and Health 2.0 writes about Creating a Universal Individual Healthcare Identification System
Sermo, the social network for physicians is stirring up some discission. MedGadget claims they need to do more about ensuring the privacy of their members while Tech Medicine provides us with notes from a dinner with Sermo’s CEO.
Dr. Jay Parkinson claims (Internet) Information is Stupid. I Think. while Health Beat claims Healthcare IT Is Not a Done Deal—Even in Theory.
The More We Get Together
Highlight Health examines Social Networks and Health.
Doctor Anonymous shares why he has changed his mind about Social Networking in Facebook: Docteur Incognito , Ehealth debates LinkedIn vs Facebook and Addicted to Medblogs shares a funny video about being So Much Cooler Online.
MedGadget writes about iMedicor Portal for Medical Professionals.
Monash Medical Student writes about his Blogging Duties.
BBGM examines why Science Continues to Get More Social.
The Connected Physician
Random Rants from University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands informs us that the Journal of Medical Internet Research issues a call for papers and announces Medicine 2.0 conference.
Frankly Speaking Frankly answers What is Health 2.0 / Medicine 2.0?
This is an image of Noelle, the pregnant robot from http://medgadget.com/archives/2006/04/noelle_maternal.html
Simulation is the latest buzzword in medical education. Listed below are websites for groups that are investigating how simulations are and might be used in medical education.
Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation or AIMS is a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to promoting medical simulation. http://www.medsim.org/aboutaims.asp
BMJ Learning -module on Simulation Centres http://www.learning.bmj.com/learning/search-result.html?moduleId=6080077
Emergency Medicine Simulation Interest Group has been formed to discuss and advance research and educational opportunities provided by the use of high-fidelity simulators. http://www.emedu.org/sim/
Future Making Serious Games (health tab) reports on the latest developments in game technology for healthcare http://elianealhadeff.blogspot.com/search/label/Health%20Games
The Internet Journal of Medical Simulation http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijms/front.xml
InVision Guide to a Healthy Heart http://www.invisionguide.com/heart/flash/index_reg.html
Medgadget.com is an independent journal of the latest medical gadgets, technologies and discoveries. Updated every weekday. Written, edited and published by a group of MDs and biomed engineers. http://www.medgadget.com/
The National Center for Simulation is a member supported non-profit organization formed in 1993 as the link among the defense industry, government, and academia on behalf of the entire simulation, training, and modeling community. http://www.simulationinformation.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40&Itemid=37
The SIM Group -Based in Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital, The Simulation Group represents a vast array of disciplines involved in discovering the fundamental science necessary for medical simulation to “break through” into established medicine by improving medical education and increasing patient safety. http://www.medicalsim.org/
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), was established in January 2004 to represent the rapidly growing group of educators and researchers who utilize a variety of simulation techniques for education, testing, and research in health care. http://www.ssih.org/public/
Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine mission is to encourage and support the use of simulation in medicine for the purpose of training and research. http://www.sesam.ws/ Simulation Centers are being developed worldwide as the value of simulation is more broadly appreciated.
Stanford Simulation Centre The VA Simulation Center has pioneered the use of mannequin-based, fully interactive simulators in anesthesiology, intensive care, emergency medicine and other clinical settings. http://med.stanford.edu/VAsimulator/
Virtual Surgery http://www.edheads.org/activities/hip/index.htm
Worldwide CCM Simulation Database http://med.stanford.edu/criticalcare/Simulation.html