Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Department of Health and Human Services Demonstrates Health Information Network

HHS recently demonstrated live operation of the Nationwide Health Information Network via webcast. Using actual health systems, the test showed how health care providers will be able to use a Web browser to access patient records stored in a different health system. http://www.govhealthit.com/online/news/350589-1.html?GHITNL=yes...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Army Testing Cell Phone Messaging to Trauma Patients

The U.S. Army plans to test the use of text-messaging to cell phones of troops who have suffered brain injury as a result of trauma. The system is designed to urge patients to comply with treatment and to allow the health care team to improve monitoring...MORE

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

iPod Touch in the Health Care Setting

In a recent blog post, Dr John Halamka described the advantages of the iPod Touch as an information source for health care providers....MORE

Friday, September 12, 2008

Medline Search RSS Feeds

Unbound Medicine has added a nifty RSS feature to our Unbound Medline product. Using this feature is a terrific way to keep abreast of the latest medical information published for a specific subject.

To subscribe to a Medline Search RSS, simply run a search in Unbound Medline and click on the RSS link. You can use your favorite RSS reader to track the latest Medline search results for your saved search.

To show the ease in which one could subscribe to a Medline Search RSS feed, I created a sample search and will list the link to the RSS feed below. I have an interest in journal articles that publish information about Smartphone and PDA use in medicine, so I searched the following in Unbound Medline:

"iPhone OR Smartphone OR Handheld Computer"

In the search results I clicked on the RSS link and saved the URL.


I use Google Reader as my default RSS reader, so I simply subscribed using this URL. Now everytime I open Google Reader I will see the latest Medline search results for this saved search.