Climate Change Impact on Health : Allergic Disease in Washington, DC USA

Climate Change Impact on Health : Allergic Disease in Washington, DC USA

I have alluded to the excellent Sustainable DC Plan and have been planning to post about it, and then realized I hadn’t put this up yet. It’s my first assignment from the course I took on navigating climate change conversations (that I highly recommend, it’s free – see: Finished my 3rd MOOC, and moving to renewable Energy …

Kaiser Permanente Statement on Verdict in Neurontin Case | Kaiser Permanente News Center

Kaiser Permanente Statement on Verdict in Neurontin Case | Kaiser Permanente News Center. I did not know this action was under way and I am impressed with the result. I have to say as someone who has been fortunate to practice in health systems that evaluate the evidence behind therapies before adopting them that it’s …

Bioethics Forum – Google Health: Organizing Your Medical Information

Bioethics Forum – Google Health: Organizing Your Medical Information – Comment on this blog about a method to display drug/device ads to physicians reviewing a patient's medical record. Is this sort of thing different than a physician reviewing a medical record while writing with a branded pen on branded paper that sits in their office …

A Few Links Regarding the Continuity of Care Record (CCR) Standard

May 15th through May 18th: CCR Product Compatibility List — AAFP Center for Health Information Technology – Adoption list of CCR – not up to date, but gives a glimpse of who has been involved. Montana Healthshare – Montana organization to use CCR to improve population health Solventus CEND/PHR – A reference implementation of a …

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More on Scott Haig, MD; Retail clinics moving ahead in MA; Pharmaceutical Reps regulated in DC

Online health sites | Salon Life : Is there a doctor in the mouse? – A rebuttal to Dr. Scott Haig’s article that brought me to NPR in December. I think our profession’s leaders are at our best when we react by innovating. From that perspective, I’m not sure I agree with the tone or …