This is a very moving story about a 17 year-old osteosarcoma patient, Zach Sobiech, who wrote a song to say goodbye to his friends and family.
Lakeland, Minnesota native Zach Sobiech has advanced-stage osteosarcoma (bone cancer), with no known remaining treatment options.
“Facing months to live, 17-year-old Zach is turning to music,” according to the notes accompanying this YouTube video, “writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family”.
This video was the winner of the C. J. Yeh’s Time-based Design Scholarship Competition. If you are a digital junkie just like described in the video, there might be a solution for you.
Nirav Desai at Hands on Telehealth just made a video interview with me about my views on telemedicine, social media and the course. I hope you will enjoy it.
Have you seen the latest innovation of Microsoft? To be honest, I’ve been using Microsoft OS since the first time I used a computer so I watch their developments closely. Now they came up with a solution for improving clinical workflow. I haven’t given Windows 8 a try yet, but it seems it’s going to happen soon.
To help you understand the tools being used by the most progressive healthcare organizations today, we’ve prepared a short video. I think it effectively demonstrates why there’s more to contemporary clinical workflow and patient care than having an electronic medical record at your fingertips. Take a look at the video and then continue reading.
Home health nurses are using it to check on clients remotely and lessen the frequency of travel.
In modern science, you have no chance of doing significant research without grant money, but individuals can have great scientific ideas and projects. This is when Rockethub comes into place and people can actually try to crowdsource money for that. Finally, a project just made the required money hours before the deadline.
It is time to experiment with the way we experiment. Using the Internet, we will enable the public to fund and participate in an open model of basic scientific research.
The Web, itself the fruit of curiosity-driven basic research, has transformed every industry and creative endeavor it has touched, promoting collaboration, openness and efficiency. But scientists are stuck in a closed, pre-Internet mindset. We aim to change that.
Who are we, and what do we want to do? For 5 years, Ethan Perlstein’s lab at Princeton University has been developing a new evolutionary approach to studying how drugs work. For nearly 2 decades, David Sulzer’s lab at Columbia Med School has been a leader in the study of how drugs affect the brain.
Here is Daniel’s recent presentation at TEDxSF:
Daniel Kraft, MD had a great talk about the future of medicine at the recent Pioneers Festival. Click on the image to watch the video on UStream.
Here is an animated infographic about how they tried to measure health literacy and identify potential problems in 8 European countries. To be honest, the results are quite negative. I’ve been talking about the importance of digital literacy and how we should include it in the medical curriculum, while patients sometimes struggle understanding the information their doctor provides them with.
This animated infographic shows the main outcome of the European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU), which formed part of the European Health Literacy Project from 2009-2012.
The project reached its objectives of measuring health literacy in Europe, establishing a European Network (Health Literacy Europe) and of creating advisory bodies on health literacy in eight European countries to manifest health literacy as a topic on the European health agenda.
Fellow genomic blogger, Jonathan Eisen, created a great video that describes what open access publishing is about. I’ve always tried to publish in open access journals.
emPOWERmeTV‘s MD-VOD, a great online show featuring interesting discussions about various medical topics, just mentioned Webicina.com in their newest show (at 2:38).
Check it out: