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1/14/14 (a rare update to this page/site)

AccreditedOnlineColleges.org -- from Elizabeth Turner
With the rise of the internet, online education has become a more integral part of our higher education system. Many prominent colleges and universities throughout the nation now offer online course options as an element of their curriculum. It is encouraging to see the educational system advancing so quickly, but unfortunately, when students try to research these opportunities, information is fragmented and not easily accessible. Because of this, my team and I have worked to fully research, catalogue, and publish a comprehensive database of every online program offered by an accredited educational institutions across a wide range of degree programs.

Among these, is our nursing education resource. This specific guide features in-depth information on every nursing program and their specific accreditations from colleges and universities throughout the United States. Providing transparency into accreditation provides a student with the assurance that the program selected meets standards required for licensing. For a nurse this is critical in terms of securing a job, as prospective employers evaluate candidates on their education credentials, knowing that it is an indication of their knowledge and competency.

Part of the reason why I thought to reach out to you is because nursing organizations, nursing education programs and governmental entities recently cited our resource on their websites, enabling students, educators, and their families to access our database. In doing so, those who are interested are able to access our database along with the many featured resources.

Examples:

The resource is available to anyone, it does not involve any cost, and will be updated yearly.

Here are some specific pages on our site that might be of greatest interest to students:

1/12/10

Nanotechnology to end insulin injections for diabetics – Insulin injections may soon be a thing of the past for diabetics thanks to nano-technology. At UCSF Professor of bioengineering, Tejal Desai, implants millions of pancreatic cells that secrete insulin into tiny capsules that can be implanted into the body in an effort to create an artificial pancreas.


12/28/09

Nursing crisis looms as baby boomers age -- from CNNMoney.com by Aaron Smith
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- America could be facing a nursing shortage that will worsen exponentially as the population grows older.


12/1/09

Reinventing the Pharmaceutical Industry, without the Industry -- from The Futurist by Andrew Hessel; the founder of the Pink Army Cooperative is bringing the open-source development model to breast cancer therapies.
If I were to tell you that volunteers working out of garages and bedrooms could play as big a role in the elimination of breast cancer by 2020 as a multibillion-dollar big pharmaceutical company, would you believe me?


11/25/09

Related item:
Top Rising Heathcare Careers for 2010 -- from UniversitiesandColleges.org


11/24/09

Preparing the Digital Health Workforce of Tomorrow, Today -- by David Blumenthal
Today’s announcement of $80 million in Recovery Act funds for workforce training marks the first in a series of HITECH grant programs to address our nation’s growing need for highly skilled and trained health IT professionals. The development of this workforce will have a significant impact through job creation in two fields – technology and health care – that comprise a significant portion of our economy.

Continuing our conversation about Health IT… A new ONC blog kicks off from Health IT Buzz -- by David Blumenthal


11/17/09

From Forbes.com: An iPhone App That Could Change Medicine


11/10/09

PLoS -- my thanks to Steve Matheson and Michelle Medema for this resource
...is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. All our activities are guided by our core principles.

PLOS.org -- Public Library of Science


11/7/09

Journal of Medical Internet Research (peer-reviewed journal)

-- my thanks to Dr. David Klein at Capella University for this resource

11/6/09

When Everything is Programmable Digital Stories -- from The Institute for the Future
The Technology Horizons program created a digital story in three parts to accompany their research for their 2009 Fall exchange, When Everything is Programmable. The story follows Omar—a doctor working at Seattle Grace in about 2019—as he moves through his day and interacts with our programmable future. Each of the videos represent a different segment of Technology Horizons fall map: Part 1 embodies forecasts around Self, Part 2 for Society, and Part 3 for Environment.

The story follows Omar—a doctor working at Seattle Grace in about 2019...


10/29/09

DeepDyve is great news for medical professionals -- from techwack.com
TechCrunch has posted about DeepDyve which aims to become the Apple iTunes for scientific papers. The service indexes millions of such documents and provide access to them for a low cost. This can come very handy for medical professionals around the world for whom subscribing to medical journals is either tough or simply too expensive.

You search for documents get a free preview… To get access to complete documents, there are several options:

99 cents to get access to an article for a day
20 USD a month to get complete access to all documents
10 USD a month to get access to 20 articles every month

10/22/09

CMU Medical Education and Techology Review -- resource originally from Zaidswoosh
This site is to be a resource for medical lecturers and researchers at Chiang Mai University. The blog is designed to help keep up-to-date with current medical education approaches and technology in clinical and classroom teaching environments for all medical faculties at CMU and from around the world.


10/14/09

What Will Surgery Look Like in the Future? -- from The Committed Sardine

robotic surgery


10/12/09

Anatomy on the iPhone -- from Liberal Education Today by balexander
Several medical class apps have been published for the iPhone by Utah State University classes. They include: ImageVis3D Mobile lets iPhone users easily display, rotate and otherwise manipulate 3-D images of medical CT and MRI scans, and a wide range of scientific images, from insects to molecules to engines. This free app is based on computer software from the university’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute.


10/2/09

Grand Rapids technology startup releases iPhone music app for workouts -- from Rapid Growth

To doctors and nurses: How are you using social media to communicate? -- from Frank Calberg
Via a Twitter update by Paul Gillin, I came across this posting through which I learned that 367 hospitals in the United States of America are now using one or more social media tools to reach out to their patients and other stakeholders.

Hospitals using social media to connect w/ patients

9/29/09

Get Body Smart

-- resource from Educational Origami


9/24/09

DiscoverNursing.com -- from Jessica Overbeeke in the T&L Digital Studio
This website allows the user to read and learn about all the differnet aspects of nursing. Some inculed the salaries and benefits of being a nurse to finding job opportunities and more. I think that it has a good web design and is easy for the user to look at.

DiscoverNursing.com


patientslikeme.com

 

9/17/09

Zeeland Community Hospital makes list of 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare -- from RapidGrowthMedia.com
Based on survey results from employees of more than 300 healthcare facilities nationwide, Zeeland Community Hospital's employee responses landed the hospital in the nation's top 100 best places to work in healthcare.


8/18/09

Innovation: Is the future of healthcare online? -- from NewScientist.com by Colin Barras
Innovation is our regular column that highlights emerging technological ideas and where they may lead. While we don't yet have holographic physicians to consult, healthcare is moving online, encouraged by an international coalition of medical and technology companies. Medical devices from weighing scales to asthma inhalers could soon carry the technology to connect directly to the web, shuttling data between doctors and their patients.


8/6/09

Building Your Personal Learning Network with Web 2.0 Tools -- from Dr. Leigh Zeitz
These resources are designed to support my workshop that I will be giving on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at the Nurse Aide Instructor Update Conference at the Marshalltown Community College.

Resources:

8/5/09

Horus e-learning management extension for tutors -- from JISC Publications Web Feed by Kerry Down
Download the full report. The project set out to create an online system that services the needs of a group of disparate healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of the undergraduate medical curriculum at Manchester.


7/31/09

Medical OCW


7/27/09

Medical News Today

Best Practices for Integrating Game-Based Learning into Online Teaching -- from MERLOT

Table 1 : Games for Teaching

COTS Games

“Commercial off-the-shelf games”. Modifiable games such as Neverwinter Nights and Oblivion can be used for a variety of teaching exercises, such as learning American History. The Queensland-based Games in Learning Project lists many potential types of COTS games.

CyberCIEGE

Used in the discipline of Information Technology and computer science to teach students about network security issues.

Dafur is Dying

Used in history, cultural studies, or special topics humanities courses to teach students about war and its consequences.

Food Force

Used in various humanities courses to teach students about world famine issues.

Global Conflict: Palestine

Used in writing and history courses to teach students about journalistic techniques and about the history of Palestine.

Planet Green Game

Used in the discipline of ecology or general earth science to teach students about global ecological issues.

Fantastic Contraption

Used in math and physics courses to teach students basic physics concepts.

Simport

Used in the discipline of engineering to help teach students about large infrastructure projects.

Burn Center

Used in the discipline of medicine to help train doctors.

Tycoon (game series)

Used to teach business students resource management and other key business concepts.

Legsim

A virtual simulation of the U.S. Congress, State legislature and the European union for students in history and government courses.

Hazmat: Hot Zone

Used to train first responders to deal with hazardous materials.

Geosense

 

Game used to teach students geography.


7/17/09

Christensen on health-care reform–or the lack thereof -- from Innosight Institute
Clayton M. Christensen spoke about what it will really take to reform health care on Hugh Hewitt’s July 6, 2009 radio show. In the interview, which you can listen to here, Christensen weighs in on the current debate over health-care reform in Washington, DC, and delves into some of the themes and solutions from his and Innosight Institute cofounder Jason Hwang’s book, The Innovator’s Prescription. The podcast boils down the hour-long interview to a 35-minute segment.


7/10/09

Online Health Videos Top Resource For Consumers -- from WebProNews.com


6/17/09

Learning Technologies for Healthcare Education and Training -- from BrandonHall.com
Since human lives are at stake, training in the healthcare industry is rigourous, intensive, and critical. Complicating matters, the medical world changes quickly as new procedures, practices, and technologies are introduced at an ever faster rate. To meet these challenges, healthcare has in the last decade embraced innovative learning technologies. This report provides an analysis of how the medical world uses a multitude of learning strategies to improve performance.


6/16/09

Innovations in Learning Technology and What it Means to Nursing Education -- from Kapp Notes
Today I am presenting to a group at Johns Hopkins concerning nursing education and technology. Here is a link to a page that contains the handout. And here are the slides for the presentation. NursingInnovations in Learning Technology and What it Means to Nursing Education

Medical Communicators Tell Stories Too -- from NANCY DUARTE; Betsy Palay is the President of the Association of Medical Illustrators.

Simulations and Learning how to run a "Code" -- from Kapp Notes

The simulation was timed and observers behind a one way piece of glass evaluated our performance.

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Here we are right before the simulated heart attack.


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The team springs into action as the patient has a virtual heart attack.

6/1/09

Foundation Gives $22-Million to Increase Supply of Nursing Faculty Members -- from The Chronicle of Higher Educaiton, by Ashley Killough


5/19/09

Docs are mobbing smart phones -- from SmartMobs.com

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The Washington Post reports today that “Nationally, about 64 percent of doctors are now using smart phones, according to a recent report by the market research company Manhattan Research.” The 2-page article goes into detail, comparing which smart phones are preferred (iPhone wins), how the devices are used in medical practice, new med school smart phone requirements, and patient issues. But clearly, 64 percent of doc adoption already is close to a tipping mobbing toward the devices.


Telemedicine
-- from the webconferencingcouncil.com
Telemedicine is a rapidly developing application of clinical medicine where medical information is transferred via telephone, the Internet or other networks for the purpose of consulting, and sometimes remote medical procedures or examinations. Telemedicine may be as simple as two health professionals discussing a case over the telephone, or as complex as using satellite technology and video-conferencing equipment to conduct a real-time consultation between medical specialists in two different countries. Telemedicine generally refers to the use of communications and information technologies for the delivery of clinical care.

Telemedicine

 

5/18/09

Using Second Life to teach students about clinical practice -- from Sarah Stewart


5/15/09

Serious Games For Responsive Healing

http://seriousgamesportal.blogspot.com/2009/05/serious-games-for-responsive-healing.html

Finger on the Pulse


Doctors, patients both find interaction via videoconferencing satisfactory
-- from webconferencingcouncil.com
Examining the feasibility and effectiveness of doctor-patient interaction through videoconferencing, a study has shown that such virtual doctor visits are similar to face-to-face visits on most measures.


5/6/09

Whether you are a medical professional or just want to expand your personal knowledge, these apps are sure to provide plenty of knowledge.

  1. Taber’s Medical Dictionary. Touting 30% more medical terms than other medical dictionaries, this one offers definitions, photos, Patient Care Statements, and more.
  2. Registered Nurse. Any nurse studying for the NCLEX exam will love this app that provides a practice exam that test you in over 20 different subjects.
  3. Normal Lab Values. Medical professionals or anyone interested in learning more about laboratory results will appreciate having normal values readily available.
  4. Medical Drugs. This app provides detailed information on hundreds of pharmaceutical medications.
  5. Diagnosaurus DDx. With over 1,000 diagnoses, anyone can perform differential diagnosis quickly and easily with this app.
  6. MedCards. This app replaces the laminated cards physicians carry around and also allows anyone interested in learning to have instant reference to such things as EKG values, Mental Status Exam guide, Snellen chart, and more.
  7. MedAbbreviations. Get over 13,000 medical abbreviations with definitions, explanations, a search feature, and more.
  8. Skyscape Medical Resources. Find all kinds of medical information such as drug information, evidence-based clinical information, medical calculator, and a med-alert based on a specialty of your choosing.
  9. Human Atlas. Geared for medical professionals, patients, and consumers, get a 3D explanation along with over 150 common medical treatments and conditions.
  10. Medical Exam. Whether you are studying for your medical exam or just want to have a profound knowledge of medicine, this app helps you learn from 14 different categories.

5/2/09

Related item:
G4H 2009: Serious Gaming With HumanSim -- by Eliane Alhadeff
HumanSim is here.

HumanSim

HumanSim : A platform for virtual patients for games and simulations -- a sponsored Session by Virtual Heroes; speaker: Randy Brown, Virtual Heroes
HumanSim is a platform for medical training and education that is under development at Cary, NC based Virtual Heroes. During this sponsored session Virtual Heroes will provide a complete breakdown of their system and how it can be used to power games that are about human physiology and virtual patients.


4/24/09

Web Conferencing In the Medical Field -- from Web Conferencing Council

The Nursing Gang -- from The School Library Journal, by Gail Junion-Metz; www.discovernursing.com/gang/

asdfDiscoverNursing.com is one of many excellent Web sites that encourage high school students to consider a career in nursing when they graduate. But it’s one of the very few sites that has a separate site, "The Nursing Gang," for middle schoolers who are beginning to think seriously about what they want to do.

 

 


4/13/09

Connecting the Dots of Medicine and Data -- from the New York Times, by Christine Larson

Life Science Visualization Producers -- from Plus Demain

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4/8/09

Med school converts to e-Books -- from eSchoolNews.com, by Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor
University of Puerto Rico medical students will be among the first to have electronic textbooks throughout matriculation


4/7/09

Hospital tests 'ATM' for health records -- from CNNMoney.com by Jeffrey M. O'Brien, senior editor
A tool that scans the veins in your hand will find your electronic health records, and they'll follow you around the hospital.

CVS Signs On With Google Health To Offer Comprehensive Pharmacy History -- from TechCrunch.com by Jason Kincaid

sadfThe slow but steady march towards a unified online healthcare management system continues. Google has announced that it has forged a new partnership with CVS, one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains, allowing CVS customers to import their full prescription history into Google Health.

 

4/6/09

Nursing a great career choice during troubled times -- from Education Trends Blog by Gatlin Education Services by Rebecca Lillig

13 Growing Jobs in Health Care -- from MSN Career Builder by Anthony Balderrama, CareerBuilder.com writer; original link from Education Trends Blog

Thoughts about technology, "everyware healthcare" & my dad. (Stories from the ICU, Songs from the LTACH) -- from Lynn Marentette's blog by Lynn Marentette
My father had surgery over a month ago, spent about 3 weeks in the ICU, and now is living the life of luxury in a LTACH, stranded in a city where he does not live, hundreds of miles away from family and friends. I've written a few blog posts related to health care, emergency health records, and technology designed to support the elderly, focusing on issues related to the "health-care user experience". Here are some links to my posts:

4/3/09

PubMed Central -- my thanks to Caleb Kuntz in the T&L Digital Studio for this link
Run by the US National Institutes of Health, this is a massive archive of medical journals and journals of life science, going back more than half a century in some cases. Searchable by date, journal, or topic, it is a powerful tool for medical research.

MedlinePlus -- my thanks to Caleb Kuntz in the T&L Digital Studio for this link
A US Government (and thus trustworthy) database of drug information, medical conditions, and the like.


3/30/09

Doctors treating virtual patients in Second Life -- from CNN.com - Technology
Medical students in London learn by navigating a hospital where they see patients, order X-rays and make diagnoses. It's an interactive, hands-on experience -- and none of it is real. These prospective doctors are treating virtual patients in the Internet world Second Life. Is this the future of education?


3/26/09

Healthcare e-Academy plugs gap in market (UK) -- from elearnity.com

Healthcare e-Academy


3/18/09

How Webcasting Helped Wayne State Fight the Nursing Shortage -- from StreamingMedia.com, by Bill Greenwood; the university uses video distance learning to train more nurses without hiring more faculty
Wayne State University (WSU) is a Detroit institution comprising 13 colleges and schools offering more than 350 academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate levels. These colleges cover a wide range of topics, from business administration to education to nursing.

Within this environment lies the College of Nursing, which consists of about 600 students, faculty, and staff. The institution educates its students for careers as “practitioners and scholars who provide leadership for the profession and discipline of nursing,” according to its website, and it is recognized for its research into the areas of self-care, caregiving, and urban health.


2/23/09

Audiovisual technology enhances physician education -- from ComputerWorld
Audiovisual technology fosters better collaboration among doctors and a new way of teaching medicine.


2/18/09

Need help teaching with the web in nursing and other medical disciplines -- from John Miller, Nursing Faculty at Tacoma Community College

Nursing Education in Second Life -- by Tom Werner
This video (from May 2008) is a very good example of learning in Second Life. Nursing professor John Miller does a great job of showing and describing exactly what the instructor and the nursing students are doing in this simulation in Second Life.


Medpedia’s Health Platform Could Be Just What The Doctor Ordered -- from TechCrunch by Leena Rao


MedPedia


2/11/09

A Post-Doctorate Fellowship in Technology Enhanced Learning is open at the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble (France)
http://www.tel-laboratorium.fr/chercheur/propositions.html

The project Loé is funded for 36 months by the Region Rhône-Alpes and the University of Grenoble. It  aims at designing, building and evaluating a first Laboratorium, a place for immersive experiences for students and a place for experiments for researchers.

In this Laboratorium, a serious game has been designed for improving medical students' ability to use statistics, a challenging learning goal. They will "learn by doing": to develop a critical reading of epidemiological papers, students will design and implement an epidemiology study at the virtual hospital, use statistics to make decisions and presents them in a paper.

Based on the latest technologies of IP convergence, this game is multimodal and implements video-on-demand, voice-over-ip, SMS messaging. Teachers and students use a simple Internet browser and sometimes their personal phones or e-mail client to access the game during and between classroom sessions.

The Post Doc researcher will be based at the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble (LIG), and work in collaboration with the Laboratory of Techniques for biomedical engineering and complexity management (TIMC lab) and the Lyon Research Center for Images and Intelligent Information Systems (LIRIS).

The Post Doc researcher will model and develop the data collection platform that allows to collect well-documented reusable corpus.  He or she will participate in the evaluation of this aspect of the environment in collaboration with science education researchers of the team.

Examples of other projects of the partners relevant to this research are: ckc project, abstract project and SCY project.

You have a commitment to research on the improvement of learning, and your are willing to engage in an interdisciplinary team of researchers in both science or math education and computer sciences, this project will suits you. You have a PhD in data management, data visualisation, web-based architectures, personalisation technologies, learner modelling, or similar, your contribution will be very welcome. French is not mandatory.
The fellowship should start somewhere between September 2009 and Januray 2010. To apply, send a CV and short statement of the proposed research collaboration to muriel.ney@imag.fr and nicolas.balacheff@imag.fr


2/10/09

AllNurses.com


2/4/09

adsfSingularity University to Study Accelerating Technologies, Launches at NASA Ames
Singularity University (SU) is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies (bio, nano, info, AI, etc.), and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity’s grand challenges. With the support of a broad range of leaders in academia, business and government, SU hopes to stimulate groundbreaking, disruptive thinking and solutions aimed at solving some of the planet’s most pressing challenges. SU is based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley. For more information, go to www.singularityu.org.

The curriculum focuses on ten key fields of study: future studies and forecasting; networks and computing systems; biotechnology and bioinformatics; nanotechnology; medicine, neuroscience and human enhancement; AI, robotics, and cognitive computing; energy and ecological systems; space and physical sciences; policy, law and ethics; and finance and entrepreneurship.

“The exponentially increasing power of computers and optical networks, when combined with developments in AI, nanotechnology, and other technologies, will create extraordinary opportunities,” said Dr. Larry Smarr, Harry E. Gruber Professor, Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD, and Director at California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. “Singularity University is uniquely positioned to prepare students for these coming innovations.”


2/2/09

Hot Topic: Nursing Simulations in Second Life! -- from E-learning Acupunture blog
The most frequently visited posting on this blog was written on March 7th, 2008 on the topic of Nursing Simulation in Second Life. If you visit that old posting, you will see that the architect behind leading edge nursing simulation in Second Life is John Miller, a professor of Nursing at the Tacoma Community College of Nursing in Washington, USA.

Disruptive Innovation, Applied to Health Care -- from the New York Times


1/28/09

AcademicEarth.org -- my thanks to Daniel Laninga, in the T&L Digital Studio, for this link

AcademicEarth.org

Subjects

From DSC:
My purpose in posting this is not to tick anyone off. Instead, I want to raise a red flag and say,
"This is where it is going. The question is, how do we want to respond to this?"

 

1/24/09

Health Blog -- from the Wall Street Journal


1/21/09

Medical Games Preparing for Real Life -- from Eliane Alhadeff


1/15/09

Rx for health: use cheat sheets -- from Dave’s Whiteboard and the Washington Post

1/12/09

Intute

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100 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About the Human Brain -- from Nursing Assistant Central

Obama's big idea: Digital health records -- from CNNMoney.com
President-elect wants to computerize the nation's health care records in five years. But the plan comes with a hefty price tag, and specialized labor is scarce.

From DSC:
EMR is nothing new and should have been implemented years ago. This is a step in the right direction I think. The problem is that many systems don't communicate with each other, and various hospitals/offices/providers/etc. have implemented various systems.

Ten Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes To Be a More Connected Health Professional -- from Lisa Neal Gualtieri (Adjunct Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of eLearn Magazine)


1/5/09

Doctors Will Make Web Calls in Hawaii -- from the New York Times, by Claire Cain Miller
American Well, a Web service that puts patients face-to-face with doctors online, will be introduced in Hawaii on Jan 15.


1/2/09

Science Visuals
The Chaos Inside a Cancer Cell -- from The New York Times Science Section


1/1/09

Medicine 2.0
...is a new, annual international conference on Web 2.0 applications in health and medicine, organized and co-sponsored by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the International Medical Informatics Association, the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, CHIRAD, and a number of other sponsoring organizations.

Literature Review of Virtual 3D Learning in Healthcare -- from Brandon Hall Research, by Tom Lerner


12/12/08

Students use iPods for med school study -- from eSchoolNews.com
Ohio State University doles out Apple devices for students’ rigorous program


12/9/08

IT Engagement in the Future of Medical Education -- from Educause, by Edward W. Tawyea and Bruce A. Metz, Volume 2008, Issue 24, 14 pages
Abstract: This ECAR research bulletin focuses on how the latest wave of information technology advances is shaping the future of medical education to achieve the reform objectives outlined by the Association of American Medical Colleges and others. It details how Thomas Jefferson University, a leading academic medical center, along with other institutions, is embarking on a new course to educate medical students. The new course is driven in large part by emerging developments in technology. Based on the pace and intensity of IT adoption in medical education, this bulletin also discusses key implications for reshaping other fields of undergraduate and graduate education.


12/4/08

Using the iPod Touch in school -- from Liberal Education Today by Bryan Alexander
Ohio State University's medical school will issue iPod Touches to students. Ohio State's pedagogical purposes:

They'll use the devices to view videos of medical treatments and review images of the human body and organs. Students with the handheld gadgets also will be able to show patients photographs to help identify medications they're already taking before any new drugs are given.


Doctor Use SMS to Save Boy’s Life
-- from Open Thinking & Digital Pedagogy by Alec
From Times Online:

Doctor Saves Boy Via SMS

A doctor volunteering in war-torn Congo performed a complex amputation to save a boy’s life by following instructions sent by text message from a colleague in London.

11/18/08

Internet Guides for Nursing -- from AcademicInfo; original link from Karen Romeis

  • Cybernurse.com
    Links compiled by the health sciences libraries of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and those of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation.
  • Allnurses.com
    Includes links to associations, nursing schools, boards of nursing, nursing employment, nursing literature and more.
  • Nursing World
  • Midwifery Today
  • Nursing Time

Also see:

11/10/08

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's OPENCOURSEWARE (OCW)
...project provides access to content of the School's most popular courses. As challenges to the world's health escalate daily, the School feels a moral imperative to provide equal and open access to information and knowledge about the obstacles to the public's health and their potential solutions.


11/3/08

Patching Hearts -- from MIT Review
An artificial scaffold helps engineered heart cells better mimic real ones.


10/31/08

French scientist unveils artificial heart -- from CNN.com


10/22/08

The learning versus technology disconnect -- from Learning Technologies blog

She's a nurse in a large hospital...

10/20/08

Med students learn in virtual hospital - Yomiuri Shimbun -- from Educational Technology blog
Medical students at Gifu University are polishing their diagnostic and other skills by interviewing and performing physical examinations of artificial patients at a computerized virtual hospital in their classroom. Medical students traditionally have seen lectures as the focal point of their learning. At the special virtual hospital however, the students can now...

Blood-Stanching Gauze -- from MIT's Technology Review
A cutting-edge technology designed for the battlefield is now commercially available--and its first application is stopping nosebleeds. The gauze from Z-Medica is infused with tiny particles of a clay called kaolin, whose ability to stop bleeding was...


10/18/08

A Day in the Life of a Nurse -- link from Larry Ferlazzo
Select Nurse's Station when you get there...

BioWorksU

 

10/7/08

Healthcare Top 100 Blogs

Blogs re: healthcare

10/6/08

Silicon Valley's hottest startup -- from CNNMoney.com, by Michael Copeland
Pacific Biosciences' groundbreaking gene-sequencing technology could change healthcare.

10/1/08

Items from MIT's Technology Review

CFP special issue on Intelligent Clinical Training Systems -- from Kaleidoscope (8/29/08)

Surface Computing, Health, and Hands-on Science Education -- from Interactive Multimedia Technology (8/29/08)

Surface computing will have a greater impact in the medical fields as time goes on...

Visible Body
Featuring Argosys medical animation

argosys


Modality -- mobile medical learning

Putting a virtual doctor in the ambulance


8/27/08

Digital LightBox for Hospitals -- from Interactive Mutlimedia Technology


8/23/08

Video clips now indexed by medical journal from Liberal Education Today by
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/08/massive-researc.html
Video clips published by one scientific resource will now be indexed by a leading medical scholarship source. PudMed will start linking to videos hosted by the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

Microsoft Health Blog