How hospitals, Big Pharma are gamifying staff training with a mobile quiz platform

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How hospitals, Big Pharma are gamifying staff training with a mobile quiz platform

January 28, 2014 12:35 pm by | 1 Comments

Patients aren’t the only ones who are poised to benefit from gamification in healthcare. In between rounds at hospitals like Mayo Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine, clinicians are answering…


Facebook alum’s startup makes science class more fun for budding innovators

Facebook alum’s startup makes science class more fun for budding innovators

May 21, 2014 3:21 pm by | 0 Comments

“Science class is basically vocabulary class today.” That’s Keith Schacht, cofounder of MysteryScience, a startup coming out of stealth today. He says kids figure out by the sixth grade whether they…


VoTech to get a makeover with HIT vocational school in New York

VoTech to get a makeover with HIT vocational school in New York

September 5, 2013 4:28 pm by | 0 Comments

With the current demand for well-trained health IT professionals expected to rise even more, New York’s Department of Education is hoping to produce students that will be well prepared. Next…



The doctor’s orders go digital and interactive

The doctor’s orders go digital and interactive

August 6, 2013 10:56 am by | 1 Comments

Isn’t it about time that doctors stopping handing patients packets of instructions before and after a procedure? Wouldn’t more rich and diverse content delivered right when it’s needed be a…


Medical porn and digital consults: Meet the new breed of medical residents

Medical porn and digital consults: Meet the new breed of medical residents

July 14, 2013 9:01 am by | 0 Comments

“It looks like you’ve done very well, Mr. Smith…” “Thank you, doctor.” He left the patient’s room and ambled back to the nurses station, legs tired and ankles somewhat swollen….


One way the Cleveland Clinic is bringing kids into the wellness equation? Art

One way the Cleveland Clinic is bringing kids into the wellness equation? Art

July 3, 2013 12:55 pm by | 0 Comments

If good health during childhood sets the stage for adulthood, the Cleveland Clinic has some ideas for getting children interested. CEO Toby Cosgrove is keen on wellness initiatives, as demonstrated…


Washington U’s med school will replace cats with high-tech mannequins for medical training

Washington U’s med school will replace cats with high-tech mannequins for medical training

June 2, 2013 8:54 am by | 0 Comments

Washington University has stopped using cats in pediatric life support training at its medical school following years of complaints from the animal rights group PETA.
“PETA is thrilled that (the university) has finally decided to spare cats the pain of…


Do well-rested medical residents actually increase hospital errors?

Do well-rested medical residents actually increase hospital errors?

March 25, 2013 4:28 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Restrictions on work hours for doctors-in-training may end up inadvertently limiting their educational opportunities and increasing errors, new research suggests.
Long shifts and lack of sleep among medical residents have l…



Go sue yourself! Degree program offers both law, medical degree at once (in six years)

Go sue yourself! Degree program offers both law, medical degree at once (in six years)

March 24, 2013 9:01 am by | 2 Comments

Alexander Heydemann and Dillon Bannis, both University of Miami students — Heydemann in law school, Bannis in medical — are learning fast about each other’s worlds.
“As a medical student and future physician, a lot of time we get stuck in our own wor…


A Caribbean remedy for financially sick N.Y. hospitals & the primary care shortage

A Caribbean remedy for financially sick N.Y. hospitals & the primary care shortage

March 6, 2013 1:35 pm by | 1 Comments

By Oleg Pavlov, Ph.D. and Vladimir Gotlieb, M.D., M.B.A. Graduates of offshore medical schools fill some of the most needed physician slots in New York State,and the monetary contributions of…


Simulation “ventriloscope” puts a modern-day spin on teaching students to use a stethoscope

Simulation “ventriloscope” puts a modern-day spin on teaching students to use a stethoscope

February 20, 2013 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

The stethoscope is of the most fundamental tools for doctors and can be one of the most powerful in initial detection of cardiac or pulmonary illnesses. That’s why Dr. Paul…


3 incredible technology demos from FutureMed (video)

3 incredible technology demos from FutureMed (video)

February 11, 2013 8:00 am by | 2 Comments

Out of all of the mobile apps, robotic devices and 3D imaging technologies I saw in the FutureMed demo room on Saturday, there were a few that stood out. What…


Medical manufacturing jobs are changing. Colleges & industry must innovate education to keep up

Medical manufacturing jobs are changing. Colleges & industry must innovate education to keep up

November 23, 2012 3:38 pm by | 0 Comments

Educating future scientists, entrepreneurs and doctors and nurses is certainly crucial as healthcare sees fundamental shifts in policy and technological advances that not long ago seemed unimaginable. But there’s another…


Online education has gotten better. Here are 4 companies that may make you smarter

Online education has gotten better. Here are 4 companies that may make you smarter

August 7, 2012 6:39 pm by | 0 Comments

In the past, online courses and degree programs were viewed as low quality or financially unsustainable, but a variety of factors are now allowing online programs to flourish. Universities throughout the country are adopting School as a Service (SaaS) …


How Do Employers View a Nursing Degree Online?

How Do Employers View a Nursing Degree Online?

August 7, 2012 1:25 pm by | 0 Comments

The challenge for modern-day nurses hoping to achieve a higher degree to move into new, more challenging positions with higher earning potential is how to find the time. If you…


Nursing schools struggling to find professors

Nursing schools struggling to find professors

August 3, 2012 2:03 pm by | 1 Comments

Charlottesville, Virginia – There have been lots of parties this year at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, but Dean Dorrie Fontaine is in no mood to celebrate. So far, eleven professors have retired, a full 25 percent of the whole faculty…