An Update on Med 267: IDEO, Presence & Human Experience in Medicine
Presence has partnered with IDEO, a premiere design firm in Palo Alto to create and teach a new course focused on reducing diagnostic errors, while championing the human experience in medicine.
How “Medically Superfluous” Factors Help Patients Heal
An article in the BMJ written by three members of the Stanford community argues that doctors’ influence on their patients is affected by two factors that most doctors don’t take into consideration: patients’ mindset and the social context.
Type 2 Diabetic Patients and Exercise: How Much of What Kind?
Our mental picture of the usual “adult-onset” diabetic encompasses a sedentary lifestyle, a fondness for simple carbohydrates and all things sweet, and a body habitus that can range from overweight to morbidly obese.
Paul Kwo and Colleagues Write New Guideline for Treating Abnormal Liver Chemistries
Paul Kwo, MD (professor, gastroenterology & hepatology), has coauthored a new guideline for treating abnormal liver chemistries.
Wendy Caceres’s Early Focus Is on Education and Service
Just a few years out of her own residency in internal medicine, clinical instructor of general medical disciplines Wendy Caceres, MD, is enjoying several roles as clinician, mentor to medical students and residents, and educator.
Year in review: The top stories of 2014
A scientist’s advice to young investigators, a new group of physicians who are leading the charge to teach quality improvement, a doctor’s response to Typhoon Haiyan. These are just some of the year’s top stories – the most read, the most shared, and the most talked about.
A Long and Circuitous Route to Strategy and Innovation
Sumbul Desai, MD (clinical assistant professor, general medical disciplines) took a road less traveled on her way from an undergraduate degree in computer science to her latest venture, vice chair of strategy and innovation for the Department of Medicine.
Diagnosing the Undiagnosed
Imagine yourself the parent of a small child who is often sick or never quite well. You take her to one doctor after another, but she is still often sick and never quite well. You hear phrases such as “failure to thrive” and “not meeting milestones.”…
Chertow’s JAMA Editorial Challenges Nephrologists
A randomized clinical trial designed to compare the effects of shorter and longer times to initiating dialysis in critically ill hospitalized patients with AKI was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and was accompanied by an editorial by Glenn Chertow.
JAMA Article Authors Report Resentment Against EHRs
Zulman, Shah and Verghese are authors of “Evolutionary Pressures on the Electronic Health Record,”a new opinion piece published in JAMA. In it, they contend that while EHRs have many virtues, they’re falling short of their potential and their counterparts in other industries.
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