Twitter for Health and Healthcare

Great presentation by Patricia F. Anderson:

Health 2.0 Discussion

Read Write Web have published their Health 2.0 Discussion audio. Click the button to play the recording:  icon for podpress  

The guests include: Scott Shreeve, MD, Abe Lederman, Robert Shelton, Sramana Mitra, Malcolm Costello, and Steven Krein

Obama to invest $50 Billion in Electronic Health Records

Obama is set to invest significantly in the adoption of standards-based electronic health records over the next 5 years:

Lower Health Care Costs by Investing in Electronic Information Technology Systems: A key feature of Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s health care plan is the use of health information technology to lower the cost of health care. Most medical records are still stored on paper, which makes them difficult to use to coordinate care, measure quality, or reduce medical errors. Processing paper claims also costs twice as much as processing electronic claims. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will invest $10 billion a year over the next five years to move the U.S. health care system to broad adoption of standards-based electronic health information systems, including electronic health records.


So the question now is: which standards?

Third annual Ali Abdulla Al-Ubaydli scholarships for mobile medical computing

Mo Al-Ubaydli has emailed to let me know about this year’s Ali Abdulla Al-Ubaydli scholarships:

Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli and Epocrates are pleased to provide annual Ali Abdulla Al-Ubaydli scholarships for mobile medical computing. Every year we award $5000 of Ali Abdulla Al-Ubaydli™ Scholarships for Mobile Medical Computing™ to select and train the next generation of mobile medical computing researchers.

The challenge
At the end of 2008 there are over 1000 citations in PubMed™ that dealt with handheld computers. Many lessons have accumulated in the clinical literature but we need to understand and assimilate these lessons.

The challenge is to provide these lessons as peer-reviewed and unbiased summaries based on scientific fact, not marketing hype.

The Scholarships
Each year we select two scholars in the USA and offer other awards to applicants from around the world to review selected literature and make summary reports that will be published in the Mobile Medical Computing Reviews journal. The award winners will be mentored and trained by Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, author of six books, including “Handheld Computers for Doctors”.

The results
Once complete, the reviews will be published and freely available through the website of the new journal Mobile Medical Computing Reviews. Each scholar will be able to quote their own reviews in their list of publications.

Apply for a Scholarship