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Success Under Duress: How Five Hospitals Thrive Despite Challenging Payer Mix

Posted by on September 24th, 2010

Safety-net hospitals often struggle financially while providing a significant level of care to low-income, uninsured, and vulnerable communities. In a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation, “Success Under Duress: How Five Hospitals Thrive Despite Challenging Payer Mix”, five California safety-net hospitals are identified as achieving financial success despite this challenging situation. In the report,… Read More »

Posted in: Hospital Libraries



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Apple’s iPad on Medical Rounds

Posted by on August 18th, 2010

Are you interested in how physicians might use Apple’s iPad device on rounds in the hospital? Read an interesting article recounting one physician’s experience. The article discusses privacy and security issues as well as the usability of the iPad during rounds.

Posted in: Hospital Libraries, Informatics, Mobile Devices



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Medical App Review Blog

Posted by on June 14th, 2010

Are you interested in learning about mobile “apps” for medicine? The blog iMedicalApps is worth adding to your RSS feed list. The blog features iPad/iPhone and Android medical app reviews by health care professionals. Recent articles have talked about the use of the iPad in the operating room and other hospital settings.

Posted in: Hospital Libraries, Mobile Devices



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Learn About the Rise of the E-Patient

Posted by on November 19th, 2009

Did you know that close to 20% of adults searching online for health information visit Internet and social networking sites to talk with medical experts and other patients? These e-patients are looking for tools to connect and share their medical data online. Listen to the National Public Radio interview with Susannah Fox of the Pew… Read More »

Posted in: Hospital Libraries, Social networking



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Google Health and NLM

Posted by on April 29th, 2009

An interesting blog post from Google describing how the Google Health personal record system will work with NLM data vocabularies to ensure accuracy in patient’s personal records.

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, Hospital Libraries, Informatics

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