Mobile phones won't take on the role of doctors, but they will become more widely used in diagnosis and treatment, says Ashley Bolser
Linda Corrin's insight:
Some good examples of how apps can help in the care of certain patient conditions. The article makes the important point that in order for doctors to be able to recommend these applications to patients doctors need advice on the apps too. This is an important consideration for the future, despite the claim the author makes about the "digitally savvy" next generation of doctors. If we want the next generation to be "digitally savvy" about these types of innovations we need to incorporate learning about technology skills and adoption more in their medical training.
ThingLink's technology makes it possible to embed audio, video and rich media links directly in images and share them across the web. This example of is the Occipital Lobe, Temporal Lobe and Frontal Lobe Function and shows how ThingLink can be used to link videos about the elements of the brain to an image of the brain. It includes a very informative video "All About the Brain" presented by (Dr) John Cleese.
This post from the ReadWriteWeb team explores the Webicina website which provides personalised feeds of medical information on over 100 medical topics. Topics are curated by the network of users to include quality medical information. Webicina lets you select your favourite resources and read the latest news and articles about a medical specialty or a medical condition in one personalised place. The site is aimed at both medical professionals and what they call "empowered patients".
Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. At the moment there are several medical courses available in areas such as neurology, clinical problem solving, physiology and pharmacology. These courses come from universities including Duke, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh, California, to name a few.
Last week Google announced their new Knowledge Graph technology. The knowledge graph extends Google's search results by adding a summary of important information on people or places which are part of the graph. This link takes you to Google's blog entry which outlines the new technology and includes a explanatory video. To try out the knowledge map do a Google search for "Charles Dickens" - the knowledge map will add a summary box on the right-hand side of the search results.
This article from the New England Journal of Medicine was written by two Stanford University Academics who are proposing a change to traditional medical education. They advocate the flipped classroom approach which has been growing in popularity across many disciplines and stages of education. The idea being that lecture content is delivered online prior to the lecture and the lecture time becomes an interactive session based on clinical cases.
A free online course designed for doctors and medical students which introduces social media within the medical context. The course involves 16 presentations, tests, badges and achievements. Topics include e-patients, medical search engines, mobile apps, blogging, Twitter, using Facebook as medical professionals and checking Wikipedia, Google and other online services for medical topics.
Whilst this post doesn't directly relate to educational technology in medical education - creativity is key when designing elearning courses and this slideshare presentation demostrates some fantastic creativity. Be inspired :)
The Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine is a brand new journal set up by two Australian physicians. Its vision is: "to be the foremost resource for quality research examining the varied uses of mobile technologies in medicine, allowing for evidence based decision making.". The website for the journal also has a great news section full of quick updates on the latest trends. The deadline for submissions for the first edition of the journal has just closed, so the first edition should be available online in the next few months.
The Standford School of Medicine's SCOPE publication looks at an article written in 1949 that predicts what medicine and medical education would be in the year 2000 - and, in particular, the technology that would exist. Whilst a bit far-fetched in parts, the story has some similarities to how things are today. An interesting read...
Interesting video, drawings and view on curation: learning is more about how learners construct knowledge, so it’s positive to contribute to the scaffolding construction that enables people to learn (by Curatr http://www.curatr.co.uk/)
As I was reading my Twitter feed today I noticed a lot of re-tweets of messages labelled #tipsfornewdocs. These tweets contain some great advice on professionalism, procedure and the doctor/patient relationship.
As Scoop.it doesn't allow links to feeds, to view the Tips for New Doctors: go to Twitter and do a search for #tipsfornewdocs
An interesting online lecture about lectures. This presentation forms part of a unit called "Principles and Practices of Effective Teaching" given at Monash University (Australia). It gives some great tips about when to use lectures and how to increase learning in lectures based on empirical research rather than just homespun truths.
An introductory video to HealthMap, the global disease alert surveillance system. HealthMap was founded by a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Children's Hospital Boston in 2006 and is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats.
The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations. The project was developed by a team from College Of Fine Arts (UNSW, Australia) and recently won the 2012 MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources.
According to the TEDMED website: "TEDMED is a community of people who are passionate about imagining the future of health and medicine." Once a year a TEDMED conference is held and recorded. This link takes you to a list of the video recordings of the presentations from all the TEDMED conferences to date. There are talks by doctors, scientists, Nobel laureates, researchers, technologists, performance artists and ordinary people with extraordinary medical stories.
A look at the practicalities of using an iPad in a hospital setting. Whilst the study found that health professionals who mainly used iPads for reading were satisfied with the technology, doctors and nurses who used the tablet device for data entry weren't so satisfied.
This short video shows you how to use video and images instead of blocks of text to make your message visually interesting. [For UOW staff - Office 2010 is not standard on your machines yet - but will hopefully be coming in the next few months]
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